A physician diagnoses himself, leaving a colleague to undo some of the mistaken thinking and come up with a simple diagnosis.
Fraser asked the patient's husband to bring in “every item in the medicine cabinet.” In this collection, she found large tubs of “Icy Hot.” It turned out that the patient ... Hartzband co-directs the internal medicine subinternship program. Do
Hartzband co-directs the internal medicine subinternship program. Do you have a case where a medical diagnosis required you to dig beyond the obvious?
Yet, modern medicine has largely neglected an important, emerging and highly relevant science—that of cognition. ... A resident in medicine cared for an elderly woman who complained of discomfort under her sternum.
Both kinds of thinking are critical in medicine. Dr. Hartzband. Lynn Bentson, FACP, of the Albany Internal Medicine Group in Albany, Ore., submitted a case that illustrates the importance of combining ... The patient insisted vehemently that he was not
In this era of cost containment, we are mindful of expensive repeated testing, especially imaging studies, but sometimes multiple assessments are needed in the face of a disease in evolution. ... Hartzband co-directs the internal medicine subinternship
Readers respond to Mindful Medicine, Ethics columns. Dr. Groopman's comments about cognition are valuable. ... Volpintesta, FACP. Bethel, Conn. In the first edition of Mindful Medicine (ACP Internist, January 2008) the case of an elderly woman with
Readers respond about medical marijuana, mindful medicine, pharmaceutical reps, and more. ... Kevin J. Garcia. Albuquerque, N.M. The recent Mindful Medicine article that presented information about leprosy [“When patients don't tell all: The diagnostic
And whether in the United States or in India, indeed in any part of the globe, we should be mindful of how certain social prejudices may limit the accuracy of the ... Hartzband co-directs the internal medicine subinternship program. Do you have a case
Readers consider Mindful Medicine's cautionary tale about The Blindmen and the Elephant, in which subspecialists each consider a diagnosis within their own field instead of seeing the entire diagnostic picture. ... I read the most recent Mindful Medicine