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Dr. Malpani's blog: Why are doctors rude ?

Dr. Malpani’s blog: Why are doctors rude ?

I cringe when I see rude doctors . Sadly, this happens all the time . Typically, the doctor cuts off the patient while he is talking; or is sarcastic about his internet research; or does not respect the patient’s need for privacy ; or makes the patient’s wait endlessly for no good rhyme or reason...
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...
Dr.Malpani's blog: Why do doctors order so many tests ?

Dr.Malpani’s blog: Why do doctors order so many tests ?

Doctors know that many of the tests they order frequently do not provide much useful practical information. The results of these tests do not affect either their diagnosis; their medical advise; or the patient’s choice of treatment options. However, in spite of this, doctors continue to order these tests, even though this overtesting can be...
Dr. Malpani's blog: How computers can help doctors to improve empathy

Dr. Malpani’s blog: How computers can help doctors to improve empathy

Many people are worried that the introduction of computers into medicine will further depersonalize clinical care . Their concern is that technology will disrupt the doctor-patient relationship because doctors will start focusing more on the computer screen , rather than on their patients. It’s true that doctors find technology very seductive and many enjoy interpreting...
Guest blog: Virtues of doing nothing

Guest blog: Virtues of doing nothing

In article titled ‘Buffet succeeds at nothing’ http://www.fool.com/portfolios/rulemaker/2002/rulemaker021030.htm , Buffet fan and investor Mohnish Pabrai writes about the need to avoid reacting to every little flicker of the ticker, enjoy long periods of relative quiet and inactivity. Sitting on their butts as they put it. Apparently it is beneficial, well of course it is, it made...