Monthly Archives: August 2012

Medical Definition: “QWERTYITIS”

“QWERTYITIS”  – what a patient suffers from when their doctor spends more time looking at the computer screen than at the patient, and performs the entire physical exam on the keyboard.  It is a severe side effect of the Electronic … Continue reading

ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN Paperbound book version now available

Purchase ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN in print version here on the website, or at Amazon. If bought here, more revenue gets directed to charity (the money that Amazon would get instead goes to orphans and women and entrepreneurs in Liberia. Continue reading


When I was a medical student and resident, “House of God,” by Samuel Shem was
such an important book for so many of us, demystifying medicine in many ways.
Many of the issues presented in House of God remain entirely relevant today,
but there are numerous new concerns that we all should have about our health
care systems–both in the United States and abroad–that I felt were crying for
satirical treatment, at least as much as I was crying while mourning for the health of Americans. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why I wrote ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN