I figured we (or maybe just me) would have a bit of fun today. Plus this forum has not really had a lot of action today so instead of being bored, decided I'd contribute. Maybe I've had too much coffee between patients.
What about the phrases that other doctors or staff say that really grind your gears or get your blood boiling besides the usual antivax stuff, chronic lyme, end stage fibro.....
I'll start with a few
saying or documenting maculopapular rash (gets derms blood boiling every time)
Saying it like "alz-timers"
Social.Admit. Just say it up front and don't dance around it ER docs. I get it, the K is 0.1 below normal and the creatinine is 0.000001 higher than last time and they look dry. Just hit me with it. Social.Admit.
Reading any ophthalmology note as not an ophthalmologist. Those guys and gals are one step away from using emojis only in their notes.
directed at med records from other offices Do you really need my records STAT from my clinic for a
As a young desi person, there is so much outside influence affecting your academic decisions. Don't be fooled. There is a reason Asians and Indians are over-represented in medicine and it's not because all those people actually had a calling for it. In our culture, being a doctor is considered the most noble, prestigious career. Your parents likely spoke highly of doctors and didn't speak at all of engineers, teachers, nurses, etc.
There are even desi people who still go into medicine for the money even though it's clear by those circulating infographics that even teachers will make more money than the average doctor over the course of their lifetimes. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE COSTS OF A CAREER IN MEDICINE. It is very much a "pay to play" career. I have had to dole over money for prep courses, interviews, tuition, application costs ($3000 in total!), USMLE prep materials (again, 1000s of dollars) and registration for USMLE Step 1 (in the future: USMLE Step 2 and 3). I will likely be 2... keep reading on reddit ➡
Today is Black Out Tuesday, a day which organizers have called upon people to promote social justice for Black individuals rather than promoting themselves. I know many people on this sub would prefer to keep their profession away from politics but that is simply impossible when politics impacts all of our patients.
There is a long history of racism in medicine. The very father of American gynecology, Dr. Marion Sims, routinely operated on several female slaves without their consent. Edit: He performed surgery on one woman, Anarcha, 30 times. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study deliberately left 600 Black airmen diagnosed with syphilis untreated for 40 years, long after the use of penicillin as a treatment. The study ended in 1972.
Though it is less overt, Black patients are still negatively impacted by racism in medicine. Time and time again, studies have shown that mino... keep reading on reddit ➡
TLDR: My insurance company denied my medication due to an error in their system and it put me in the hospital in a lot of pain. Do I have grounds to sue them?
I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at 16 and have had many hospital visits since. In August of 2019 my intestines had a scar tissue build up requiring me to get emergency surgery to remove part of my small intestine and part of my colon.
I had been receiving Remicade infusions for my condition before this event but after a while my insurance company deemed it medically unnecessary. After the surgery they approved me again for an infusion while in the hospital. At this point I was in remission and the doctor said that with continued infusions I would be able to stay in remission. Then when it came time for my next infusion the insurance company denied it once again. (Also this medication cost around $43000 without insurance).
My doctor's office and my parents both tried many times over a 6 month span to get me my medicine. Ev... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey /r/medicalschool !
We are the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Washington University in St. Louis - but please call us Washu EM! We are a 4 year program in the heart of St. Louis, based at the largest tertiary referral center and safety net hospital in our region. Because there is no true county hospital in the city, we provide a unique training experience in that we are exposed to a vast amount of different pathology you'd find at many academic places while still serving a large underserved population both in and out of the hospital.
Our program director, Dr. Jason Wagner, and company will be taking on your questions on Tuesday, June 9th at 3:00PM CST. We know this application cycle this year is going to be much different than years prior - from away rotations (or lack there of) to the interview process. But hopefully we can help answer some of your burning questions about the process and give you guys a little bit more confidence heading into your soon to be amazing 4th... keep reading on reddit ➡
The German doctor replies: "That's nothing, in Germany we took part of a brain, put it in another man, and in 4 weeks he is looking for a job."
The Russian doctor replies: "Gentlemen, we took half a heart from a man, put it in another's chest, and in 2 weeks he is looking for a job."
The American doctor laughs: "You are all behind us. A few months ago, we took a man with no brain, no heart, and no liver and made him President.
Now, the whole country is looking for a job!"
Fuck you PORN forever
I saw this post on twitter that says god and only god healed him of Covid-19 and that god was a saviour of life, giver of life blah blah blah.
NO. HE IS NOT. THE DOCTORS DID ALL THE WORK AND THE MEDICINE THEY GAVE YOU. HE WAS NOT THE ONE ATTENDING TO YOU AND KEEPING YOU HEALTHY. THANK THE GOD DAMN DOCTORS THAT ARE RISKING THEIR LIVES TO FUCKING HEAL YOU. NOT SOME IMAGINARY FRIEND THAT YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN IN YOUR LIFE.
Fucking people man.
> Please read! I am posting this on behalf of the physician who wrote the following: > > "I am the physician who contacted the law group who represented the family of Alexus Ochoa. Because I believe that what the attorneys did is precedent setting. I have made it a point to become familiar with NP education and have long maintained that part of the reason NPs are permitted to practice "unsupervised" is that physicians and hospital employers are not familiar with the NPs educational model or scope of practice. They make presumptions that are incorrect and simply do not understand how narrow and limited NP practice actually is. Because of the inconsistency and non-standardization of many of their programs, it is not difficult to understand why substandard practice is predictable. How can these type of errors be caught if the oversight is poor to non-existent? Unfortunately, physicians like myself who point out these issues are accused of being bullies, territorial and greedy.... keep reading on reddit ➡
I initially supported the lockdowns, but now that it's clear we missed the boat to contain this and will be living with the virus for the foreseeable future, I'm not sure I agree with them anymore. This morning I fell into such a mental health spiral I called a suicide hotline and considered checking myself into a hospital. Then I spoke to a friend I thought had been doing fine in quarantine and he revealed he had checked himself into a hospital last week. Even my therapist revealed she's struggling and thinks this is no way to live. People are suffering and the government hasn't given us any guidance beyond, "Avoid human contact indefinitely." I'm getting to the point where I'd rather pay someone with COVID to kiss me just so I can get this over with. I'd rather die than continue to live this way.
I mean like it would make looking for food and the drugs you use alot simpler then scrolling thru all the (junk) to find what your looking for I mean most the drugs I just sell anyways and I accidentally sell stimpacks and radaway when selling
New York Times article about the unnecessary death of Dr. Lorna Breen, MD, medical director of the emergency department at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital.
YOU ARE AT RISK RIGHT NOW! You can’t wait for the unions to form. You can’t wait for the government to act. The horse has left the barn. Public pressure is the only way to change anything on a timescale that matters. Programs and hospitals are already bending to bad publicity in real-time. Out them!
People are talking about lining up lawsuits months from now. The law is already on your side. Document everything and do not give in to any pressure to risk your health or safety. Whatever happens now can’t be undone. Whatever is lost is lost forever.
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We can already appreciate physical exam becoming more and more useless and morbidly obese patient. What are some of other ways current practice of medicine will change in future.l?
At least for me and my friends, that is. There’s nothing more annoying than people who talk about shit they have no idea about. Don’t tell me to do LSD in replacement to DXM because I’ll have a “real trip”. Like what the fuck does that even mean? LSD and DXM are both very powerful hallucinogens but they still give EXTREMELY different effects. I don’t understand why the fact its a legal cough suppressant just disqualifies it from being an intense drug. It’s like the same as saying “Dude you’re smoking weed? You know thats a fucking plant right? Plants don’t get you high”. Drugs are drugs, legality or intended medical uses don’t change it’s status as a molecule. Some have medicinal properties more-so than others but at the end of the day; we humans are the ones who gave these molecules these rolls and stigmas in society even though they’ve been here as long as us in some cases. So drop the idea of “real” or “desperate” drugs.
The pandemic has really brought my dislike of Christianity to my attention on a daily basis. Either people don't need to wear masks or social distance because they have their faith and prayers to protect them. Or there's the people who only praise God and Jesus when people recover from covid. It bothers me so much more than I wish it did to see people rejoice in Jesus saving another life. So I guess the remdisivir, doctors, and ventilator had no role in her survival just the almighty above right? Sorry this is a rant and I just needed to get it out!