Tag Archives: Doctors

6 Things Doctors Usually Do That Annoy Patients

Everyone looks up to their physician when having a health issue. This might require visiting the physician’s medical practice or to call them. However, a lot can happen during this interaction. Sometimes physicians bemoan patients’ overbearing attitude, poor personal hygiene, and getting pestered out of office hours. Additionally, physicians think that patients don’t deserve to… Read More »

Longer Looks: Can Patients Refuse Doctors Because Of Race?; Out-Of-Control Tooth-Filled Tumors; Greed, Betrayal And Medical Misconduct

Each week, KHN finds interesting reads from around the Web. The New York Times: Should Patients Be Allowed To Choose — Or Refuse — Doctors By Race Or Gender? Is it ethical for patients to want their bigotry to be accommodated? That’s an easy question: no, because expressing bigotry isn’t ethical. The harder question is… Read More »

Doctors Begin To Raise Climate Change’s Health Effects With Patients : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Dr. Mary Rice walks with Michael Howard at a Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare clinic in Chealsea, Mass, as they test his oxygen levels with the addition of oxygen from a portable tank. He has COPD, a progressive lung disease that can be exacerbated by heat and humidity. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption toggle… Read More »

Doctors significantly over-allocated times to perform joint replacements, study shows

Dive Brief: The physician-led Relative Value Scale Update Committee over-allocated the time required to perform knee replacement surgeries by 23% and hip replacement surgeries by 18%, according to a new Health Affairs study. Time over-allocations were even greater when previously implanted joints were being repaired or replaced. More than 80% of original replacements and more than… Read More »

How Doctors And Researchers With Disabilities Are Changing Medicine : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Bonnielin Swenor, an assistant professor of ophthalmology, has myopic macular degeneration. It hasn’t stopped her from having a prolific career as a researcher and epidemiologist. But until recently, she rarely discussed her disability with her peers, worried they would judge or dismiss her. Christopher Myers hide caption toggle caption Christopher Myers Bonnielin… Read More »