“…according to my ability and judgment…”

With all the hubbub brewing around the near-term potential of an available COVID-19 vaccine, politicians are getting excited/critical, and people are wondering if this new shot will be a license to return to normal. Will it?  It’s a new vaccine technology, without the decades of safety data accrued by the boring vaccines against polio, hepatitis B,…

The Metamorphosis of Medicine

Many of my articles for Authentic Medicine discuss issues around full practice authority(FPA) for nurse practitioners(NPs) and Optimal Team Practice(OTP) for physician assistants(PAs) which, in my opinion, are euphemisms describing the practice of medicine without a medical license. Certainly, their umbrella organizations have a vested interest in furthering these agendas as well. However, I would…

Friday Funny: Dr. Jaya McSharma

I normally don’t get excited about a doctor trying to be an actor or comedian. Hey, a lot of physicians think they have it and are trying to get out of the grind. The last time I had this feeling was when I interviewed Ken Jeong for the Placebo Journal before he made it into…

Quote of the Week: Harper Lee

“Atticus, he was real nice.” “Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.” Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (A book being banned by some schools in this country). Full Context: “When they finally saw him, why he hadn’t doneany of those things . . . Atticus, he was real nice. . . .” His…

An Unexpected Quality of Life Upgrade

Slightly before spontaneously combusting due to burnout from the overwhelms of doctoring, homeschooling, parenting and merely subsisting emotionally during the initial months of COVID-19, I was finally granted something I had been vainly trying to obtain for the last seven years since graduating from fellowship: a scribe. As one who is admittedly resistant to change,…

Is It Time You Redesigned Your Private Practice?

It is so important to continue to grow, develop, and change the key elements, which make private practice successful. But beyond that there is a whole lot more to today’s private practice. Of course some of these things never change. And that includes always being an excellent clinician first. Putting your patient’s needs above all…