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Should Patients Fire Their Doctors If They Suspect Burnout? - Blog

In a PBS interview, Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy suggested patients should “change physicians” when faced with non-empathetic doctors suffering from burnout. His cavalier resolution to our occu
29/11/2017, Dr. Niran Al-Agba

Do Physicians Deserve Our Mercy? - Blog

Recently, a video went viral when a woman complained about the lengthy wait time at a clinic. On video, we see the physician ask if the patient still wants to be seen. The patient declines to be seen,
07/11/2017, Dr. Niran Al-Agba

The Unexpected Impact This Patient Had On His Pediatrician - Blog

As a pediatrician, I work to keep children healthy so they can grow up and achieve their dreams. Occasionally, my naïve optimism has gotten the better of me. I especially have a soft spot for angry, d
12/07/2017, Dr. Niran Al-Agba

Is Direct Primary Care Doomed To Fail? - Blog

Physicians should be standing at the bedside, not in front of computer workstations. Direct Primary Care is a model for which we should all be rooting; it is transforming the physician-patient relatio
26/06/2017, Dr. Niran Al-Agba

What Are The Barriers To Healthcare? - Blog

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a devastating and debilitating disease. Those who have it suffer most by losing their independence as well as their ability to navigate through life
29/05/2017, Dr. Niran Al-Agba

My Relationships With Patients Last Generations - Blog

At 6 a.m. one morning, I was playing tennis at our local athletic club a few months ago. Sam, working at the front desk came running down onto the courts. “There is an emergency and a woman on the pho
17/05/2017, Dr. Niran Al-Agba

You’ve Heard Of Brexit? Here’s What They Call Doctors Who Are Leaving. - Blog

Sean MacStiofain said, “most revolutions are caused … by the stupidity and brutality of governments.” Regulation without legitimacy, predictability, and fairness always leads to backlash instead of co
10/05/2017, Dr. Niran Al-Agba

The Story Of A Rare, Serious Complication Of Mononucleosis - Blog

Thirteen years ago, I received a call from the mother of a college freshman who was concerned because her son had been diagnosed with mononucleosis during finals week. She felt something was not quite
19/04/2017, Dr. Niran Al-Agba

A Child’s Father Knew When To Let Go. The Health Care Team Didn’t. - Blog

Physicians are accustomed to seeing patients at the end of their lives. It is difficult to let families know they may lose their loved one. Clinicians are often accepting of patients DNR orders before
20/02/2017, Dr. Niran Al-Agba

Physicians Have A Duty To Respond To Emergencies If They Can - Blog

“Someone else will lend a helping hand,” a physician told me once, when asked to help with an emergency in public. As a PALS instructor for more than a decade, I have always responded when possible. I
20/02/2017, Dr. Niran Al-Agba

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