Hi Dr. Linda!
My name is Jordana and I work for a healthcare startup called Buoy. With our digital technology, you can easily check and understand your symptoms and know what to do the moment you feel sick. I was searching for articles about healthcare technology and came across your site.
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Might be worth a mention on your page!
Either way, your articles are amazing and I truly find them interesting to read!
I’ m a student at the University of South Carolina and am currently working on one of my argumentative research projects. I am arguing against feminine stereotypes in the medical field and was wondering if you would answer a few of my questions?
1.1. What are some examples of times you felt like you were being discriminated against as a female doctor?
2. Can you explain the effects that gender stereotypes have had on your career so far?
3. In your article you explained how you want women to destroy these stereotypes. What
ways do you think women can overcome these stereotypes and prove that women doctors are just as good as male doctors?
Thank you so much!!!
Hi Dr. Linda,
Just read your 12/20 post from KevinMD’s blog regarding “Overdose on News” Personally, I don’t watch commercialized TV primarily because of the advertising component. The news can be startling and addictive and I can appreciate how some may become attached to the horrors being reported. Then…the commercials about being depressed, anxious, unable to sleep, connect with others etc… fills the screen and here’s a pill to help.
Your advise is sound and promotes a better way, however the bombardment of “fix it quickly” with a pill messages are just as bombarding as the news programing. Shock and Awe is how the media broadcasts to increase their viewership. Pharm companies are big spenders for advertising to sooth the impact.
Tragically, their message is working as Dec. 2016 Scientific America report describes,
“1 in 6 Americans Takes a Psychiatric Drug”. Vois la, the hand in hand dance as the media accepts the almost $50 Billion spent by big pharma. (WashingtonPost Feb 2015)
Some may get attached to the stories, and it appears that more a becoming attached to the fix of the News Blues.
Your way is the better way, which takes more time, creativity and interaction yet for “immediate gratification” perhaps not the easiest or the quickest.
Thanks for this platform to express my thoughts. Look forward to hearing yours.
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Hi Dr. Linda!
I love your blog, it’s very informative. I work for an insurance company (in marketing) and we provide insurance for mainly health care professionals so I tend to focus our blog with that target demographic in mind. I was wondering if you would be interested in guest blogging or to simply allow me to pick your brain for an interview piece? Please email me so we can further discuss a collaboration.
Thanks for a very good report on your ICD-10 experiences. I have not been able to find any information about effects on physician productivity. I am in a system using an EHR that requires providers to enter the diagnosis and the billing code. I believe my productivity fell 10-15%. An example is “uterine fibroid” is now “leiomyoma of uterus”. So, have you seen anything about physician productivity reduction due to ICD-10?
Thank you and no I haven’t. I greatly expect productivity to decrease. Even this morning putting codes on lab orders took an incredible amount of time. I think it is too early to tell but I think this is going to be a very common complaint.
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