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Doctor’s Perspective: Who is the Patient in Your Eyes?

May 5, 2017 – 3:37 PM |

This patient in the hospital lies here in bland robes, inside sterile, square walls — patient number 9. There is too much white here: white curtains, white beds, white vases, white hair, white phlegm, glassy white …

The Ethical Quagmire of Medicine: How Deeply Submerged are We?

December 4, 2015 – 5:58 PM |

The medical world and its ethics have undergone a considerable change since the last two decades. There was a time when doctors were the second most revered creatures after teachers, and the ones famously venerated …

Effective Doctor-Patient Relationship – A Key to Clinical Success

October 19, 2015 – 7:26 PM |

A patient comes to a doctor, voices his complaints, gets his/her vitals checked and in the blink of an eye the doctor hands him a little piece of paper – the prescription. The patient often …

Selling Health – Making Medicine a Business and the Patient a Customer

October 28, 2014 – 6:19 PM | 2 Comments

Dr. Ahmed (Resident Physician): “Mr. Shahid, the test did not reveal the cause of your disease. We will have to conduct another test for a diagnosis.”
Mr. Shahid (The Patient): “Doctors these days are busy minting …

Disclosing Medical Errors to Patients – To Do or Not to Do?

July 15, 2014 – 9:25 PM |

Disclosure of medical errors has become a controversial issue in different hospital settings. The matter of declaration of mistakes is considered destructive but it is better to disclose and settle error at its root before …

Twitter: A New Age In The Doctor Patient Relationship

August 28, 2012 – 1:58 PM | 3 Comments

When medicine met the Internet, there was a global expansion of medical information: some evidence based and accurate, others misleading and false; for professionals and patients alike to peruse and usurp. Soon, there were