Both parties know it’s there. The physician knows about the intruder, as it likely affects their recommended course of treatment.
Keith L. Martin
Physicians are used to fighting for the right treatment for their patients.
Internist and cancer survivor Wendy Harpham, MD, on the role of hope in a patient’s recovery from illness and how physicians help foster this emotion.
What’s the effect of the growing digital generation on physicians’ practices?
To say it is not easy to be a physician today is a gross understatement.
The certification body for internists says it has learned from internist frustration and adapted to meet criticism while maintaining a rigorous evaluation of physicians.
Internists urge focus on non-medical factors to truly drive patient improvement, promote health equity.
One physician offers advice to peers to make value-based care work at private practices, and perhaps even see financial gains.
Technology has the power to connect, but also the power to divide, as physicians well know.
Rather than presenting a challenge to small medical practices, telemedicine can present an opportunity.