Jan 1, 2022
On this episode I kick off the fifth year of the podcast by reflecting upon what has made spending my adult life practicing emergency medicine a satisfying endeavor. After several offerings recounting concerns about my specialty, it is time to celebrate some of the reasons I go to work.
Nov 29, 2021
What percentage of the patients that we admit to the hospital do we harm? On this episode I reveal why when those charged with making the decision to admit forget the answer to this question, our specialty and our whole medical system pay the price.
Nov 1, 2021
The hypothesis: Emergency physicians are providing less effective care now than twenty years ago.
The Proof: longer wait times, more overcrowding, more cost, less job satisfaction.
Who's to blame: us (among others)
In this episode I take a hard look inward and discuss where emergency medicine has sabotaged...
Sep 24, 2021
Covid 19 has exposed a dirty little secret that emergency physicians have helped keep for decades- there is not enough to go around. Unfortunately the way things are headed, those best equipped to deal with the reality of limited medical resources are being pushed aside - with predictable consequences.
Aug 30, 2021
The specialty of Emergency Medicine sprang into being in order to fill a need. I'm concerned that we've lost sight of that need as we train those to whom we will pass the torch. On this episode I begin a discussion of how and why our specialty developed and why keeping our fragile medical system afloat rests on our...