Tag Archives: Physician


“There is no career nobler than that of the physician. The progress and welfare of society is more intimately bound with the prevailing tone and influence of the medical profession that with the status of any other class…” – Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, 1821-1910 Dear Medical Student and Doctor-in-training, Congratulations on starting your journey to become […]

How To Manage Your Lifestyle As A Doctor

Dr. Pritam Pankaj It was about 15 years ago when I chose Dermatology as my specialty. I rejected glorified world of hernia, hemorrhoids, diarrhea and vomit for the glamour of Psoriasis, Acne and Herpes. Jokes apart, it was a lifestyle choice for me. Dermatologists can sleep through the night. Nocturnal Cellulitis medical emergencies are uncommon. […]

Listen up, doctors: Here’s how to talk to your patients

Introduction It is said that over 80% of diagnoses are made on history alone, a further 5-10% on examination and the remainder on investigation.[1] Whether this adage is true or not may be open to debate but it is clear that history and examination skills remain at the very core of clinical practice. This record […]

How essential is morality to health care practice?

Medicine – Still a Noble profession? COUNTER POINT DR FIAZ FAZILI SmallerDefaultLarger   Over centuries, the Medical fraternity has maintained the ethical standards. Their magnificent contributions and landmark discoveries in medical sciences and innovations in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques have revolutionized patient care, saved countless lives, and significantly improved longevity and the quality of human […]

The Reasons Physicians Fail to Build Wealth

f you have physician clients or family or friends, you’re in on a dirty little secret: physicians’ high incomes do not reliably translate to high net worth. Practicing physicians earn top dollars. In fact, according to the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics, nine of the top ten earners in the U.S. call themselves “doctor.” Indirect evidence […]

Hyposkillia , Deficiency of Clinical Skills

Hyposkillia Deficiency of Clinical Skills Herbert L. Fred, MD, MACP Author information ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The medical profession today faces many problems. We march to bureaucratic drummers, we have lost our autonomy, our prestige has spiraled downward, and our professionalism is sagging.1,2 […]


Indian American cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar‘s book has caused quite a few blood vessels to pop with its lacerating look at the practice of medicine in US It is the Holy Grail for almost every Indian parent: that their son andor daughter go to medical college, become doctors, and embark on a thriving career that brings […]

IMA Objections to CEA draft standards

Executive Summary Clinical Establishment Act 2010 and Rules 2012 DEMANDS An independent authority rather than the Government, should be the regulator. Accreditation and not licensing should be the process of registration. All Treatment protocols of WHO, international and national professional associations should be accepted. Government should refrain from framing protocols. Fixing of fees and charges […]

Training Medical Practice Staff to Deal with Angry Patients

By P.J. Cloud-Moulds A few weeks ago, a billing staff member was subjected to a particularly difficult and demanding patient phone call. The patient took 40 minutes of her time insisting that billing was done incorrectly, which it was not, and was just really very rude. I decided subsequent calls would never last this long, and […]

Why I Kiss My Patients

| June 11, 2014 By Pamela Wible, MD I started kissing patients in med school. And I haven’t stopped. During my third-year pediatric rotation, I would stay up late at night in the hospital, holding sick and dying children. I’d lift them from their cribs, kiss them, and sing to them, rocking them back and forth until […]

income of psychiatrists

With an average annual income of $197,000, psychiatrists rank 6th from the bottom in earnings compared with other specialists, but they are rich in optimism, according to Medscape Psychiatrist Compensation Report 2014. As in other years, orthopedists are the earning leaders, followed by cardiologists. Urologists and gastroenterologists are tied for third place. The lowest earners […]

practice-number of patients

A GP in US under medicare who provides 80 or more services on 20 or more days of the year is generally considered to be guilty of inappropriate practice, because professional bodies say it is not possible to effectively treat such large numbers of patients.Most state that the average number of patient you can see […]

$1 million mistake: Becoming a doctor

ISTOCKPHOTO  Shares  Tweets  Stumble   Email More + (MoneyWatch) If you are brilliant, ambitious and gifted in science, you may consider becoming a doctor. If so, think twice. According to a new survey by personal finance site NerdWallet, most doctors are dissatisfied with the job, and less than half would choose a career in medicine if they […]