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We are doing just fine aaaand… We’re Doomed

It comes as a shock to nobody that in the ER some patients come in after doing “research.” Now, I fully support understanding disease and independent research. However, when “research” equates to a four-minute google/WebMD search, I have issues.  Often patients convince themselves that they have some extremely rare disease. “I READ IT! […]

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The Truth Hurts 3

I talked with a frustrated ER buddy of mine. His frustration stemmed from patients lying to him. Now please don’t take this the wrong way.  The vast majority of my patients come in with honest problems an effuse more truth than I would ever want to know (oh, by the way […]