Category: Physician’s Perspective

‘Eye Contact Is Evil’: Frustrated Doctors Flock To Twitter Parody Of Electronic Medical Records

What we learned spending 2 nights watching residents work in a Phoenix emergency room |

Team 12’s Mike Gonzalez got an inside look at how residents at Maricopa Medical Center’s emergency department train under the most stressful life-and-death situations. PHOENIX — Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix boasts one of the oldest and largest physician training

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