It is time.  Time to move forward.  Time to reach out to loved ones.  Time to make that phone call.  Time to cancel out those regrets.  Time to not be held back by insignificance.  Time to cash in the chips, time to move beyond the...

Sitting in her hospital room, Mary is amazed at the number of people that come in and out of her room, working hard to take care of her. Nurses give her medications, physicians talk with her about her diagnosis, and housekeeping staff keeps the room clean. Everyone...

You have just taken your premature infant home after a long stay at the Neonatal ICU. Your new son is going home on fortified breast milk.  You have been given a recipe on how to fortify breast milk, but you can’t find it.  You know...

A woman has just given birth.  Physiologically, not figuratively, her body has run a marathon.  She has ‘enjoyed’ childbirth.  During her pregnancy perhaps she has had difficulty sleeping for several months because of any combination of a dozen reasons: back pain, reflux, weight gain, headache,...

There is little I can do.  I keep going over it and over it in my head and the end result is the same.  It’s lung cancer, I cannot change that.  I cannot change that it has overpowered the body of this 41 year old...

Whenever is a state of mind.  Many a day goes by that I see whenever walk into my office but never walk out.  That relative contentment, sought after by many of us and achieved by some of us, falls victim to the reality of the...

The concept of choice architecture is gaining ground in healthcare - the idea that people make decisions based upon how the information is presented. BeeWell was created to simplify patient access to information from their doctor about health choices. This article highlights the significant opportunity...

We cannot replace the interpersonal connection.  The chance to teach, the chance to connect, the chance to calm, the chance to support, are all intricate to the doctor-patient relationship.  What medicine has left us with, however, is a strained version of this, a pressured meeting,...

Patients learn in unique ways. Every time I sit down to describe a medical condition to a patient, whether through words, or sketches on the back of their clinic paperwork, or by more sophisticated models or images, it is a different experience. Fitting...