Category: Physician Encounters

Report: Emergency rooms see 44% increase of mentally ill patients | Arizona News | azfamily.com

A “huge and largely unreported problem” is happening in ERs across the nation, one expert says. “The extent to which ERs are now flooded with patients with mental illness is unprecedented,” said Dr. David R. Rubinow, chairman of the Department

Why I Became a Doctor: Physician Stories From Michigan Medicine Professionals

For the men and women who dedicate themselves to the pursuits of wellness, research and compassion for others, medicine is a calling. MORE FROM THE LAB: Subscribe to our weekly newsletter It’s a career nothing short of demanding, a job

How to Use Voice Typing in Google Docs

Google Docs lets you use voice typing to dictate using your computer’s microphone. It’s great for people who suffer from a repetitive strain injury, or for those who just don’t like typing. Here’s how to use Voice Typing in Google

How working Christmas Eve in the hospital became this family’s tradition

In December 2013 I had been a doctor for five months. I was an intern in Emergency Medicine at Temple University Hospital and my parents agreed to come to Philadelphia for dinner between my shifts on Christmas Eve and Christmas

Emergency care for elderly can be dangerous

In 2005, when physician Kevin Biese was a medical resident in Boston, a 92-year-old woman with a urinary tract infection arrived by ambulance at a hospital emergency room. Her behavior — confusion and lethargy — suggested she also was suffering

Why the Doctor Is Crying in Bohemian Rhapsody

Published on November 16, 2018 Louis M. Profeta MD I spoke recently at Marian University School of Medicine, one of those “older doc speaks to younger doc” career path kinda talks. I explained how I really didn’t know shit about

At HCMC, doctors pursue new way to treat opioid addiction – StarTribune.com

Tonya Rainey, left, hugged physician assistant Kitty Earl-Torniainen after a discussion about fighting her heroin addiction. Tonya Rainey estimates that she has cycled through hospital emergency rooms more than 50 times since she became addicted to opioids seven years ago.

Some patients are in pain. Some just want drugs. How do I tell them apart?

Brittany was a drug-seeker I knew by name, and I was not surprised when she rolled into the ER for the third time that month. As she lay on a wheeled paramedic bed pushed by an ambulance crew through big

A doctor was sued for malpractice. He tried to fight it. It cost him nearly everything.

Scott Plantz remembers the exact date he received notice he was being sued for medical malpractice. His wife, Cynna, gave birth to their only child that day in 2009. They had spent five years and more than $100,000 on in

Urgent Care Centers Are More Popular Than Ever, Study Says | Time

Urgent care centers are increasingly becoming Americans’ go-to option for certain health problems, according to a new study. Visits to urgent care clinics increased by 119% among commercially insured Americans between 2008 and 2015, according to new research published in JAMA Internal

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