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The story of a heart transplant in a 1-year-old, as told by his mother

An excerpt from Nick’s New Heart: 30 Years and Counting. In January of 1991, at twenty-two months old, Nick had another heart catheterization. Andy and I had started thinking about the next stage of surgery to finish the heart repair. Just before Nick was discharged, I discussed it briefly with Dr. Kanter. “Tell me when […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patient, NICK, Andy, Kanter, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA


A patient’s perspective on genetic testing

I was sitting in a cold hospital room next to my husband, anxiously clutching his hand. The genetic counselor across from us withdrew a piece of paper from a white envelope and placed it on the table. She knew we were anxious to hear the results, so she got right to the point. “You have […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Genetics, Patient, PA NP, CRNA


5 Symptoms to Watch Out for After Surgery

Recovering from surgery can be a challenging time, especially if your range of motion is restricted. You may find that you need help with daily tasks like using the toilet and taking a shower but chances are you have a loved one to help you with these tasks until you are back on your feet. Whilst you do need to focus on your healing and get a good night’s rest (anyone who has ever been in hospital... Source
Tags: Health, Patient


Medical facilities: Please keep your immune-deficient patients safe

“Go have a seat,” the receptionist at the imaging center told me, gesturing to the waiting room. It was a close, poorly ventilated space, and several of the chairs were already occupied. I turned back to the receptionist. ”I have a primary immune deficiency,” I patiently explained. “I spoke to the scheduler about this. She said […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patient, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, Allergies & Immunology, CRNA


5 hidden consequences of chronic pain

Chronic pain affects almost every aspect of a person’s life. I know because I live with it every day. Here are five seldom-recognized and, thus, seldom-understood consequences of living with chronic pain. 1. Sleep deprivation Some people with chronic pain can find a sleeping position that allows their pain to subside enough to fall asleep. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patient, PA NP, Rheumatology, CRNA


Doctors and patients continue to search through the overgrown forest of corporate health care

It’s been a rough and difficult year for us. Separation, desperation, depression, illness, and death are scattered among the months that have passed by.  Hope, for the longest time, seemed non-existent. The COVID virus gave the world a “sucker punch,” leveling us all to the ground. Positivity test rates sky-rocketed, death rates at unacceptable levels. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patients, Patient, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


The ultimate in patient empowerment: advance care planning

Some years ago, my husband and I sat with his mother at her kitchen table and went over advance care planning documents her doctor had given her. She was in her mid-70s then, living independently but managing several chronic health issues. The documents included a living will, which specified the kind of care she wished […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patient, Palliative Care, PA NP, CRNA


Plastic Surgeon Makes Court Appearance Over Zoom With Patient on Operating Table

A plastic surgeon in Northern California went viral over the weekend after video surfaced showing the doctor in traffic court via Zoom while a patient was on his operating table. Dr. Scott Green, who appeared in court by videochat dressed in mask and operating gown, confirmed he was in surgery but insisted he could do…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Software, Patient, Yelp, Zoom, Sacramento California, Scott Green, South of Market San Francisco, The Doctor, The Sacramento Bee, Geosocial Networking, Creative Works, English Language Films, Health Medical Pharma, Gary Link


Healer, are you so different from me?

My heart pumps rhythmically, as does yours, and aches when sadness strikes. I am stressed and discouraged when I feel I have no control over an illness that invades my body.  Is this not true for you as you lay in your bed at night, feeling that “your best was not good enough” to help […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Who says doctors don’t care?

Yes Virginia, there are still some doctors who truly care for their patients. On December 13, 1993, my husband Bill was playing golf.  Early in his round, he suffered a massive heart attack.  Bill was 56 years old.  Thanks to the staff and emergency room staff’s quick action, Bill was stabilized by the ER physician.  That same afternoon, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Virginia, Patients, Bill, Patient, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA


The art of medicine: a patient’s perspective

“The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.” – Sir William Osler One of the most sacred and intimate relationships is that which exists between patient and physician. A patient shares feelings and fears as […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patients, Patient, PA NP, William Osler, CRNA


Building a bond of trust between patient and physician

We live in a world today where there is misinformation in abundant supply. What we see and hear in the media one day seems to be reversed the following day. What to believe, who to believe? Our world appears to be in a state of turmoil, a state of contradictions. Amid all of this, people […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patient, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


Lip reading during the COVID-19 mask era

I taught myself as a child how to lip read.  I needed something to help me know what was going on around me other than relying on my hearing aids.  I went to a deaf school as a kindergartner for all of three months and hated it, so my parents switched me over to the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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I am disgusted with our politicians who have used the pandemic as a political tool

There are times when I feel that I am boxed-in by this unrelenting virus, COVID-19. This microscopic entity has put the majority of the world into lockdown, affecting all aspects of human life and social interaction.  The virus does not discriminate due to race, creed, or color. Be you rich or poor, a professional or […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Patient, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


My healer, please guide me on this journey

I walk this dark and winding path between wellness and illness, moving between darkness and light on this journey of life. As I move between well-being and an uneasy state of uncertainty, a roller-coaster of emotions moves over me. I am brought to my knees with doubt, restlessness, discontent, anger, and fear. At times, I […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patients, Patient, PA NP, CRNA


Patients don’t need quick diagnoses. They need accurate ones.

It seemed like an innocuous tweet. It was just a doctor, somewhere on Twitter, declaring that it was important to learn to quickly ascertain if patients were “sick or not sick.” It was sentence; perhaps two. It spoke volumes. He was not suggesting that doctors needed to learn to quickly assess severity; to triage for […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patient, Cardiology, PA NP, Rheumatology, CRNA


Understanding critical care in the ICU: then and now [PODCAST]

“I write this as a caregiver, patient educator, and clinical researcher. The coronavirus pandemic has shone a spotlight on intensive care units (ICUs).  Due to the rapid and continued increase in critical illness from COVID-19 infection, discussions about capacity and specialized equipment have become commonplace. Terms such as ventilators, ECMO, PPE, emergency use authorization, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Patient, PA NP, Critical Care, CRNA, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus


10 tips for delivering difficult pediatric diagnoses

On August 12, 2013, my five-week-old daughter was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. I distinctly recall the feeling of “Everything has changed.” I had worked in the field of chronic disease for almost a decade. And yet, it had never occurred to me that this would happen. Other people’s kids might be sick, but not mine. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patient, Pediatrics, PA NP, CRNA


An apology to frontline health care workers

Our country seems to be spiraling out of control. The unending political discord post-election continues to divide our citizenry. The Presidential election is over, accept the results, and move on. There are much more serious issues to have our full attention and among them is the war against COVID-19. This deadly contagion has claimed over […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Patient, PA NP, CRNA, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Physicians: Take back the title you have earned through your training

“Customer #4, please step up to the counter. How may I help you today?”  As a patient, have you ever felt that it seemed you were waiting in line at the deli department, listening for your number to be called?  Sorry to say, the practice of medicine has evolved in this direction in the past […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patient, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


May we all find the peace we search for

It has been a year of change and constants. Shortly after a new year was ushered in, we heard of a virus that was sweeping across China and Europe. We saw the devastation that this virus brought to humanity, people gasping for air in ICUs, no known or reliable means of treatment, lack of medical […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Europe, China, Infectious Disease, Patient, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


A patient’s COVID-19 reflections

In this age of the coronavirus pandemic, every moment of life takes on new meaning and importance. Decisions must be made based upon facts known, not assumed. Everything requires careful thought and planning, like a trip to the pharmacy for refills of prescriptions or a trip to the local grocery store to pick up needed […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Patient, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


A patient’s plea: I don’t know who to put my trust in

Do you wake up these days thinking that you’ve been whisked off your feet by some strange force and dropped in some unidentifiable place, similar to what happened to Dorothy and Toto in the Wizard of Oz?  For the two of them, there was a happy ending. The ending of our current dilemma seems to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Patient, Dorothy, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


10 challenges faced by those with chronic pain and illness

I’m writing this piece partly to celebrate the release of my new book, How to Be Sick: Your Pocket Companion, and partly, as always, to try and help readers. I thought I would share the challenges that the book covers, adding some comments as I go. Many of the challenges turn out to apply to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Reflecting on the challenges of patient advocacy

The third week of September is Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week: a time to fundraise, light up buildings in green, and hold events that highlight mitochondrial disease research and awareness. My family has never heard of mitochondrial disease until 2017, when our newborn daughter, Miriam, tragically died from it at seven weeks old. Our family felt […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patients, Neurology, Patient, Miriam, PA NP, CRNA


An patient’s ode to healers

Pages of my life turn over As the breezes of time flow over me. Remembrances of your presence As the world welcomed my first born so many years ago. Your calming voice and words of wisdom reminded me that life Would be different, but oh so much better. My little baby girl would grow to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Patient, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Diagnosing Depression: Speaking Up About Mental Health

How often have you heard a phrase such as “Real men don’t cry,” or “Suck it up and be a man!”. Phrases like these, however, are what cause many men to try and bottle up their emotions when they are struggling with mental health matters, such as depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, not talking about mental health struggles can cause people to feel isolated from the world and as though there is no... Source
Tags: Health, Patient, About Mental Health


Please listen to those in the trenches

Where have the months of summer gone? The hazy, lazy days of summer to be spent out on the lake, picnicking with friends and family, state fairs, all the fun things we long to take part in. Occasions that should call for one to be present at with anticipation such as class reunions, weddings, baptisms […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Patient, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Immediate problems in Preterm newborn: Parents

Neonatology is a field of Pediatrics (Child Health) that deals with newborn babies till first 28 days of life. But the scope of the field is not limited to first month, there are premature babies who will be cared by a Neonatologist till fit for discharge and followed up till years later. A Neonatologist is a child doctor who has specialized in the field of Neonatology (Trainings, Fellowships... Source
Tags: Health, Patient, Newborn, Preterm


5 Times You Should Seek a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been a part of a personal injury for the first time, it can be challenging to know exactly what to do. Personal injury lawyers are there to help, but if you are still unsure when you need one, then keep on reading. In this article, we’ll discuss five times you should seek professional advice. You have suffered an extreme injury Suppose you have suffered a severe injury by another person... Source
Tags: Health, Patient, Lawyer, Medicolegal