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1/ It’s been a week.

It’s well into Friday evening & I just got off the phone with a patient who had urgent radiology results. This was after spending > 40 min on the phone w another patient discussing the same this afternoon.

(18 more to come; stick with me.)
2/ I only got 2 items on today’s long “to do” list done — but that’s on me. I was finally able to sit down for a couple hours uninterrupted and dig deep into a few patient cases from the week.

(And I “don’t work” on Fridays.)
3/ As I hung up the phone, I reflected on how #directprimarycare has enabled me to get to the heart of medicine & the doctor-patient relationship.

During that call, my patient’s spouse broke down and — through sobs — simply said: “Thanks for being so kind.”
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On a serious note:
Tuesday is my father's 2nd yahrzeit
Sunday 4/21 was the 2y anniversary of his death.

In reflecting back, I have some thoughts for #medtwitter, #Jews and the general public...
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#death #dying #grief #PalliativeCare #medicine
1. Condolence notes just need to say, "I am thinking of you" or "I was sorry to hear your news" or "I am sorry for your loss."

Don't overthink it, and don't offer false platitudes. Send your note or make your call, and the person who is #mourning knows you care.
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2. Show up.
For #shiva, for #kaddish. The first week, there's a lot of people around in a #Jewish house of mourning. Then everyone goes home, and we are left alone.
Offer to go to lunch. Bring dinner. Take a walk.
Join us in shul. Kaddish that first time in services was hard.
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Wonderful to have @LisaB_MD from @GistHealthcare giving the Paul Mason Lectureship for #IMED #GrandRounds today: The Future of #Healthcare
Always so insightful!

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“Our #USEconomy in a nutshell? We are a huge insurance company w a bunch of tanks and planes!”- @LisaB_MD
#physicians need to use their voice for advocacy for our practices and our patients”- @LisaB_MD
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@RichDuszak 1- MT @Aiims1742 “This @katekelly article reads like a paid infomercial for EPIC (in fact, I actually looked for the “This is an advertisement” disclaimer). Would have been nice to have interviewed one or two end users of the chocolate factory product.”
nytimes.com/2018/12/20/bus…
@RichDuszak @Aiims1742 @katekelly 2- Nice digs, clever marketing spin, BUT Epic highly disliked by users. #EHR has significantly disrupted relationships w #patients, #ptexp, led to clinician & pt dissatisfaction, & is seen as one cause of #burnout. @JackMurtha hcanews.com/news/ehrs-are-… @BarbaraMcAneny @meggerber
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@Aiims1742 @katekelly Nice digs, clever marketing spin, but EPIC is highly disliked by end users. #EHR has significantly disrupted relationships with #patients, led to clinician & pt dissatisfaction, & is seen as one cause of #burnout. @choo_ek @darakass @tgoetz @tmprowell @cardiobrief @DrMJoyner
@Aiims1742 @katekelly @choo_ek @darakass @tgoetz @tmprowell @cardiobrief @DrMJoyner @GregT_156 @rgergelymd @matthewherper @charlesornstein @ddiamond @JeffYoung @sarahkliff @adamfeuerstein @dariustahir @ReasObBob @EJSMD “I began to see the insidious ways the software changed how people work together. They’d become more disconnected; less likely 2 see & help one another, & often less able to”–@Atul_Gawande newyorker.com/magazine/2018/… @GavinPrestonMD @agropper @joyclee @LaurentLantieri #EHR @BobLeeMD
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