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Doc Vader vs. the electronic health record

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…what an uncannily accurate description of how it feels to practice in our very own “modern” health care system. In a world brimming over with exponential tech advances — supercomputer smartphones with user interfaces an embryo...

Antibiotics: The repercussions of overprescribing

We’ve heard it before: antibiotics just don’t work for viral infections. Docs know this, and I think most patients know this, but it’s an addiction we’ve had a hard time shaking. Docs overprescribe because it’s fast, it’s easy, and it (might) increase patient...

An ingrown toenail is not a lung transplant

Here’s a quick review of health care delivery basics: Primary care – Stuff you can get handled with your primary care provider in your neighborhood. Example: ingrown toenail. Secondary care – Stuff your primary care provider refers to a secondary provider...