Category: Perspectives

Why a Generalist Specialist is Crucial for Excellent Care

“A child looked after by seven nannies is without one eye.”  Russian Proverb “Too many cooks spoil the broth.”   On this first week of the new interns, I wanted to share with you about the importance of becoming generalist specialists, and how patients truly benefit from having […]

The Smoldering Fire: Navigating through Diagnostic Challenges

The last perspective in medicine was about sudden changes.  This post is on more insidious changes and the diagnostic challenge. Diagnostic Challenges Introduction: A Case Report There is an interesting yet sometimes uncomfortable situation in medicine: when someone’s health is not quite right. Still, the diagnostic tests and […]

Infectious Diseases

Struck by Lightening: Sudden Health Changes

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”  Viktor Frankl Struck by Lightning: Sudden Health Changes One of the most challenging experiences as a physician is to witness a sudden change in a patient’s life.  As physicians, we are truly […]