Friday, 15 Nov 2019

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07 Sep 2018 Social Should you accept gifts from patients? Yes! Accepting their gifts is the same as accepting their complements. Don’t shun them, don’t minimize them, be gracious and admit that the gift means a lot to you. @StGeorgesU White Coat Ceremony
06 Sep 2018 Social Everyone admitted to medical school is smart enough to be a doctor. But what are the lessons, traits and efforts that get you there? or make you into a good doctor or a great doctor or will make you derail? @StGeorgesU White Coat Ceremony
05 Sep 2018 Social Great doctors are great people. How you treat each other is how you will treat your patients. How you are perceived by strangers in everyday life is how you will be perceived by your patients
05 Sep 2018 Social In your sunshine folder you can stash thank you notes from patients, pictures taken, great letters of recommendation and small accolades. In the future it will brighten your spirits on difficult days or when, despite your best efforts, things go badly.
04 Sep 2018 Social In 90 seconds I can make a Dx, do Test, Rx a drug. But 40 yrs of medicine has taught me thats not what they want - they want to be heard/understood, a solution, hope - none of these are accomplished in 90 seconds
03 Sep 2018 Social 3 important lessons: 1) Often the most important thing we give a patient is not what we think it is; 2) Much of what you are taught is wrong; 3) Keep a sunshine folder. #SGU White Coat ceremony https://t.co/jI9KdNaGXY
03 Sep 2018 Social This weeks tweets are exerpts from my recent keynote speach at the St. Georges Univ School of Medicine (#SGU) White Coat Ceremony. Best wishes to the Class of 2022! We expect great things from you!
30 Aug 2018 Social @Janetbirdope Everyone merits a consultation. Despite what appears to be low yield or even erroneous referrals, I’m often surprised by what a good history and examination can reveal.
27 Aug 2018 Social Lesley Ann Saketkoo, MD, an associate professor of clinical medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine, has been named Doctor of the Year by the Scleroderma Foundation. https://t.co/cuo1jWiqah
25 Aug 2018 Social Average NO-SHOW rate is 5-10%, costing you $10-20k/yr. RheumNow blog on The 'No Show' Problem & what you can do. Common reasons? : emotions, perceived disrespect, and not understanding the scheduling system | RheumNow - Rheumatology News & Information https://t.co/BwaRhUqSOp
20 Aug 2018 Blog The "No Show" Problem
10 Aug 2018 Social RT @EricTopol: Debunking salt science: "Arguments put forward about the relation between salt and cardiovascular disease reflect a stance t…
08 Aug 2018 Social Rheumatologist Dr. George Kunkel of Harrisburg, PA passes away at age 82. https://t.co/6XxIjZ5U3x
08 Aug 2018 News Dr. Roland Moskowitz (1929 - 2018)
06 Aug 2018 Social Some words in Rheumatology are out-dated and have been "retired" (fibrositis, rheumatism, MCTD, etc). In your opinion, WHAT WORD OR RHEUM TERM SHOULD BE RETIRED? https://t.co/k3sHiR5uH9
03 Aug 2018 Social NEJM study of Latent TB in adults shows 4 mos Rifampin (10mg/kg/d) to be noninferior to 9 months of isoniazid (5 mg/kg/d), but RIF had higher rate of completion rates and better safety outcomes. https://t.co/8dCdOdgQ1j
02 Aug 2018 Social RT @RheumNow: For Patients only - What would you prefer as your doctor walks into the room to greet you?
27 Jul 2018 Social RT @Doctor_V: ‘But I was trained to...’ is a dangerous way to think. It closes us off to new ways of seeing the world and treating patients. It smacks of old school rigidity. It’s about black and white thinking. https://t.co/sLOyhjRBT8 https://t.co/TFNUjqciXr https://t.co/UdgnFTvd2R
27 Jul 2018 Social Is Bioelectronics (Vagal Nerve Stimulators, etc) the next big thing in therapeutics? Big Companies making big investments https://t.co/oY96EKAs4d
26 Jul 2018 Social RT @LCalabreseDO: Very cool insight into why Shingrex is more potent that live VZV vaccine - its all about MEMORY! JCI - Th1 memory differ…