Hartzband co-directs the internal medicine subinternship program. Do you have a case where a medical diagnosis required you to dig beyond the obvious?
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
Two new controlled studies—one in the U.S. and one in Europe, both reported in the New England Journal of Medicine —suggest that over a 10-year period, PSA testing ... Deborah Alpert, ACP Member, PhD. Neptune, N.J. I always enjoy the
Chandra said. Finding time to listen to the patient and to obtain input from others, like family and caretakers, is difficult in today's practice of medicine. ... Chandra has become particularly attentive to language. As we saw in a prior Mindful
Jane M. Orient, FACP. Tucson, Ariz. I read with interest the column “Mindful Medicine: Don't let emotion impede right diagnosis” [ACP Internist, September 2008].
One of the most difficult challenges in practicing internal medicine is to avoid missing a serious diagnosis. ... Part of Mindful Medicine is to be aware of the emotional consequences of your thinking.
Our story looks at both sides of the debate, including a recent update from the Institute of Medicine, and offers advice on making decisions about calcium supplementation. ... Also in this issue, Jerome Groopman, FACP, and Pamela Hartzband, FACP, present
Our latest installment of Mindful Medicine, by Jerome Groopman, FACP, and Pamela Hartzband, FACP, discusses the challenges of making accurate diagnoses when patients withhold what they consider embarrassing or shameful health
Also in this issue, look for a preview of events at Internal Medicine 2008 to be held in Washington, D.C. ... We have received many responses to our new columns, Ethical Dilemmas by Lachlan Forrow, FACP, and Mindful Medicine by Jerome Groopman, FACP, and