“It’s time to pull the trigger…”
My wife and I sat in silence, stunned after hearing this. I had anticipated some reassuring words and a suggestion to return in a year, not this. For the past 18 months, I had been on a program of active surveillance for a low grade, low volume prostate cancer. We were now sitting in front of Dr. Eric Klein, Chairman of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic and expert in prostate cancer treatment, hearing these words. Continue reading Prostate Cancer as a Turning Point
I’m quite taken aback by the outpouring of hate currently being shown in the world. Not that the hate wasn’t … Continue reading Why We Love to Hate
What issues do we need to look as physicians when deciding when to retire from active practice. Continue reading Aging physicians: When should we quit?
Many of us have habits that tend to increase our stress. We eat poorly, don’t sleep, ignore our bodies’ signs that we are wearing down and feel we are invincible despite evidence to the opposite. Continue reading Some Observations on How We Make Our Lives More Difficult.
Dr. Mate’s experience as a physician treating addicts and his views on treatment of drug addiction are a welcome alternative to current views. Continue reading More on Addiction: Dr. Mate’s Contributions
Over the past few months I’ve written about the emotional problems that affect us as physicians: anxiety, depression, addictions, … Continue reading Why I Stay in Medicine