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Good Medicine is What Does Work, Not What We Think Should Work
I treated my young patient with asthma "by the book" and alienated his mother as I did so. I didn't have the time to really listen to what she really needed from me.
NSAIDs: Are We Being Careful Enough?
Deaths from opioid overdoses routinely claim headlines but nearly as many fatalities are caused each year by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Who's tracking trouble under the radar?
Doctors Not Allowed to Ask Patients, “How Are You?”
Nope. No more open-ended questions that may invite wandering answers. Who has time when the double-booked patient sits in the exam room next door?
Acetaminophen and Steroids: How Effective Are They for Pain?
The results of several recent studies on both drug classes may come as a surprise. Will they change the way you prescribe either or both for pain?
Top 10 Ways to Know It's Time to Quit Your Job
#6. You pray you will be diagnosed with cancer so you can get some time to sleep. Am I right?
When Your Health Insurer Pays for Breakfast, Here’s What Happens…
Health insurance is complex. Eating out is easy—unless you were to involve your health insurance company.
Are Long-Acting Opioids More Effective Than Short-Acting Opioids for Chronic Pain?
The answer to this question has long been considered to be, "yes" and for what seem to be logical reasons related to the nature of chronic pain. But, where's the science to support the belief?
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