Category: Physician’s Perspective

What it’s like to specialize in emergency medicine: Shadowing Dr. Clem | American Medical Association

s a medical student, do you ever wonder what it’s like to specialize in emergency medicine? Meet Kathleen Clem, MD, a featured physician in the AMA Wire® “Shadow Me” Specialty Series, which offers advice directly from physicians about life in their specialties.

4 reasons to choose emergency medicine

There is a definite finality to the decision of which specialty a physician pursues. The reasons are as vast as they are individual. Hopefully, the med student has done due diligence and has a solid grasp on what their future

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

Emergency rooms ‘flooded’ with mentally ill patients with no place else to turn 

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

Calif. Medical Assn. President Shares Medical Horror Story 

The new president of the California Medical Association was expecting to spend New Year’s at a wedding in Las Vegas. Instead, David Aizuss, MD, posted on Facebook about his “eye opening” first-hand view of “American medicine at its worst.” (The post is

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

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