The patient should see a friend in his doctor, not a stranger with a white coat and a stethoscope.
While some claim it is unethical for physicians to go the direct-pay route, it actually provides better care to patients.
The first-place winner of the 2018 Physician Writing Contest urges her peers to look at the motivating fears behind patient visits for clarity.
The second-place winner of the 2018 Physician Writing Contest reflects on various ways doctors can be present for their patients.
The third-place winner of the 2018 Physician Writing Contest learned three key lessons in interacting with one of her patients, Rebekah.
Presenting price estimates can provide practices with an opportunity for greater outreach to current and potential patients.
A matter-of-fact approach works best to discuss the often-uncomfortable topic for patients and physicians.
One patient’s quest for his medical record leads to a critical question for his physician.
A rare disease. A shattered family. A medical team with no answers. Sometimes the worst outcomes fuel the greatest desire for a cure.
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.