Dec 31, 2018
Many patients present to our emergency departments with worrisome symptoms, but we physicians can find no objective evidence that they have disease. In this episode, I present a hypothesis to explain what is causing this confusing situation. By offering our patients an understandable explanation for what is happening to...
Dec 1, 2018
Each day emergency physicians see patients whose potentially serious symptoms cannot be explained after comprehensive evaluations. These patients seemingly have invisible disease. Many such patients return repeatedly convinced they have, as yet, undiagnosed dire medical conditions. Just what is going on?
Oct 31, 2018
We must extract critical information from those who come to us despite difficult circumstances. In this episode I discuss lessons derived from taking 200,000 histories from patients and identify several questions that have helped me clarify confusing patient encounters.
Sep 29, 2018
Wouldn't it be great if there were a test available that could reliably tell the emergency physician how far down the slippery slope toward death the unstable patient before him/her had progressed? Oh wait, we have one. Why are we are being told not to use it?
Aug 30, 2018
Our specialty faces threats from without and from within. In this episode these threats are further examined and methods of defending our specialty and ourselves are discussed.