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Book Review: Decoding Medical Gobbledygook: Dr.Aniruddha Malpani, Juliette Siegfried MPH

Book Review: Decoding Medical Gobbledygook: Dr.Aniruddha Malpani, Juliette Siegfried MPH

Medical care has become complex in last few decades and there is growing mistrust in healthcare. The “Care” seems to be disappearing from health care and not just patients but also health care professionals feel lost in the plethora of information. Most Medical Schools focus on teaching the “science” of medicine and as a result...
Diary of an Urban Family Doctor: Basics of Drug Interactions

Diary of an Urban Family Doctor: Basics of Drug Interactions

(Disclaimer: Content provided below is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.) Medicine has become compartmentalized and it is not necessarily a good thing. Physicians work in silos, so do pharmacists. Things are particularly worse in urban India where even patients have started viewing healthcare in pieces. Patients with multiple medical problems...
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. : Lessons for Medical Students

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. : Lessons for Medical Students

I recently caught a re-run of Munnabhai MBBS on one of the TV channels. I am a big fan of Mr.Rajkumar Hirani and I think he has been blessed with story-telling gene that is very hard to find. He can make very complex matters easily understandable with his movies that tend to strike a chord...
Medical Professionalism: Open for Dialogue? Part I

Medical Professionalism: Open for Dialogue? Part I

Disclaimer: The objective of this article series is not to patronize or hurt any sentiments but to promote dialogue and awareness on medical professionalism. “There is no career nobler than that of the physician. The progress and welfare of society is more intimately bound up with the prevailing tone and influence of the medical profession...
Can Online Physician networks improve patient care?

Can Online Physician networks improve patient care?

Healthcare industry in India is quite disorganized and changing at a fast pace that is increasing the chaos within the industry.  Moreover, there is a sentiment of lack of trust and transparency between physicians, between patients and physicians and between physicians and rest of healthcare community (including the policymakers). Most of physicians tend to work...

Basics of Lean Six Sigma

“It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared” – Whitney Young Jr During my college days, I often heard my teachers mentioning “Doctors need not be intelligent but they sure need to be well informed”.  In today’s era we do see that...