This week I was enjoying some post holiday magazine reading time, when I saw a blurb in Better Homes and Gardens, that said: On average, doctors will interrupt 11 seconds after you start explaining your symptoms. The magazine then advises, to “write down the issues you want to discuss in order of importance and give...[Read More]
HR 1215 – Congressman Goodlatte is putting corporations over people AND taking away state’s rights. Don’t let him.
All – Much of my last two weeks has been spent researching a recent Bill that my Congressman Bob Goodlatte drafted and presented to the House Judiciary Committee in late February. The Bill HR1215 – Protecting Access to Care Act 2017 (ironic name) would have a severe and negative impact on...[Read More]
I suppose I could pretend some third person was writing this post about a recent article I authored in Trial Magazine. Something like “Frith and Ellerman is proud to announce partner Lauren Ellerman was recently published by Trial Magazine… blah blah blah..” But, you, astute reader, would see that I am writing this blog myself,...[Read More]
Just yesterday I was reading the medical records in a potential case, and I saw a Virginia surgeon write the following in a pre-op note for a patient who had a large hernia: Have explained to patient risks of procedure, including damage to liver, kidney, bowel, stomach and surrounding organs. Patient verbalizes understanding. So I...[Read More]
Many radiologists spend their days never actually seeing patients, at least not in the way we ordinarily think of it. Instead, they use computer screens to study patient x-rays, never actually meeting patients or knowing what they look like. Does it help for radiologists to have a photograph of the patient? One researcher’s work points to...[Read More]