The Optimized Doctor

The Optimized Doctor

The work after work

Are you a super doer, reluctant doer, admin denier, or admin avoider?

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To a perfect day

Attempting a perfect day or perfect surgery or a perfect pour over coffee is a fun game, but perfectionism has an insidious side.

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Is it OK to just be satisfied?

It is possible to talk to a patient for a brief moment and just know if he or she is a satisficer or a maximizer.

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Words from the wise

When there’s time, consider asking for advice from those elders who happen to have an appointment with you.

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Timeless stories

Listening to a patient's tales is one of the benefits of being a physician.

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Noise in medicine

There is one true diagnosis and best treatment, yet because of noise, we waste time and resources by not getting it right the first time.

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The hateful patient

The hangover from a difficult patient encounter can linger for several appointments later or, worse, carryover to home.

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Artificial intelligence wish list

If we can blast a 70-year-old businessman into space on a private jet, surely you can invent an AI that gives us more time to spend with patients...

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The good old days

This ache I feel for the past is called nostalgia. At one time, it was a diagnosable condition.

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