Feeling Bad May Deserve ER Attention

Feeling Bad May Deserve ER Attention

It is no longer appropriate for patients to call the answering service to request the physician to call in a prescription without the physician having seen the patient. Patients will often do this and get upset if the physician does not comply with his or her wishes....
Facing the End of Life

Facing the End of Life

A reality not discussed by physicians and pastors is how to help people facing and dealing with end of life issues. You may not be aware, but physicians and pastors are not trained to talk with patients as they face death. I gained some insight into this issue as I...
Too Many Medications

Too Many Medications

The manner in which medicine is practiced today can result in a patient taking too many medications.  This problem is often seen in patients who are sixty years or older, have chronic medical conditions, and have been seen by multiple physicians in the past.  Patients...
The Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) Patient

The Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) Patient

There are reports that patients with sickle cell anemia who complain about intense body pain from a sickle cell crisis are treated very inhumanely by some physicians when seen in the ER.  These African American patients are often confused with drug seekers, but they...
Patients should tell physicians all

Patients should tell physicians all

Research tells us that patients often don’t tell physicians all when it comes to their health. I cannot tell you the numbers of times that I have found out critical information regarding the patient’s health from other documents or from family members. We now know...

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