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June 25th, 2015

Let’s talk about patient satisfaction.

It matters from a reputation angle; Yelp reviews are endemic. It matters from a professional satisfaction angle; nobody likes to be disliked. And it matters from a systemic angle; patient satisfaction surveys are now tied to Medicare...

June 16th, 2015

Today I stumbled across this wonderful gallery of 45 medical paintings by Robert Thom.

The collection, entitled “Great Moments in Medicine,” was commissioned between...

June 11th, 2015

My last article led up to the question “How did physicians lose so much power in the medical economy?” So, it’s time for some speculation…they simply got outnumbered.

This per...

June 9th, 2015

I’ve been pondering two big-picture articles on the “cost curve” of medical delivery.

There’s a change in tone here that seems important, so we’ll tackle the first article today and the second one next time.

Let’s start with the New Yorker piece by surgeon and...

June 4th, 2015

TL:DR: Rote memorization has its downsides, and it’s hard. Yet, it does work, dependably, for making crucial knowledge a reflex and not a recall.

Recently, I visited an MD/PhD friend in Baltimore. She was busy Leaning-In before...

May 19th, 2015

It was a pleasure to spend some time with a friendly group of residents at Lankenau today.

A storm of decisions--professional, personal, financial--that is what new physicians face. We hope we have convinced them that the cost of waiting to establish the right savings strategy...