The Optimized Doctor

The Optimized Doctor

Timeless stories

Listening to a patient's tales is one of the benefits of being a physician.

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Noise in medicine

There is one true diagnosis and best treatment, yet because of noise, we waste time and resources by not getting it right the first time.

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The hateful patient

The hangover from a difficult patient encounter can linger for several appointments later or, worse, carryover to home.

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Artificial intelligence wish list

If we can blast a 70-year-old businessman into space on a private jet, surely you can invent an AI that gives us more time to spend with patients...

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The good old days

This ache I feel for the past is called nostalgia. At one time, it was a diagnosable condition.

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Say my name

Mispronouncing names can alienate patients. It might make them feel like we don’t “know” them or that we don’t care about them.

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Applying lessons from Oprah to your practice

It’s clear that Oprah has binders of notes about her guests and thoroughly reviewed them before she invites them to sit down. We should do the...

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An introduction to Naikan

The word means introspection and the practice is one of self-reflection.

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