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New Medicine/Old Medicine

Sunday, January 15, 2017 // Uncategorized

I haven’t blogged for awhile.  I haven’t been inspired.  Now I have just finished my  notes for Friday. It was a busy day and I left the office before I had finished all my documentation.  That happens often.  I get home and I spend another hour finishing notes.  This is the way it is with many doctors.  We want the record to reflect something of the patient encounter.  Too often, it is just documenting for reimbursement.  It’s about checking all the boxes necessary to meet certain core measures.  This article in The Annals of Internal Medicine’s section On Being a Doctor  captured the sense of  an older physician’s struggle to take care of patients while  teaching what medicine used to be like.

On Being a Doctor |6 December 2016

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