27
Sep

In chapter 11, we encourage you to “enlarge your purpose” like many of our leaders. In addition to demonstrating their trustworthy nature, they find ways to give back, using their gifts and talents to make the world a better place. Dr. Brent Senior, is an ENT at UNC-Chapel Hill (and also a fellow U-M Wolverine!) […]

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13
May

We met Dr. Rubin many years ago when our kids were in kindergarten together. We thought that he might be a good doctor to help Aneil with his sinus issues when we remembered his license plate: mucus. Bruce K. Rubin, MD received his BS, Master of Engineering, and MD degrees from Tulane University in New […]

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8
May

This is National Nurses Week. We shouldn’t really need a week to remember and thank the nurses in our lives who make such a huge difference, but it is great to have time to stop and say thank-you. I have a feeling that many nurses work hard during a crisis and then never see folks […]

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25
Mar

Dr. Finkel is a neurologist in Chapel Hill, NC. He was also in our first book, but his life has changed since then. He has gone into private practice, after working at UNC Hospital, is now working with vets at Ft. Bragg, and has created a new migraine foundation.  His passion for healing people with […]

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16
Jan

Following Karen’s example of expressing gratitude each week to someone in her life, I want to thank the great people of PremierNeruo in Cary, NC:   Medical Director, Dr. Singaravelu Jagadeesan, aka Dr. Jag, and Owner/Clinical Director, Ms. Mirsa Nieland.  Every since a sinus surgery back in 1999, I haven’t slept very well,  Over the years, my sleep […]

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12
Jul

There is a great article in the NY Times about a new screening procedure many medical schools are using to find the best candidates for med school:  screen them on their people skills, not just their test scores.  I think this is a great idea, as we have come in contact with many physicians who […]

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7
Jan

Here’s a great write-up about Dr. Bruce Rubin, our wonderful friend, our favorite pediatrician in the world, and on the world’s experts on cystic fibrosis.  I’ve been one of his oldest “pediatric” patients for many years, and I trust him completely.  For the full introduction by VCU’s Medical School Dean, please go here. No doubt […]

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13
Dec

A recent NY Times article describes the habits of highly respected physicians, which include that they: • Ask permission to enter the room; wait for an answer. • Introduce yourself; show your ID badge. • Shake hands. • Sit down. Smile if appropriate. • Explain your role on the health care team. • Ask how […]

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20
Dec

A great article in a recent issue of The New Yorker, brought to my attention by good friend Dr. Kevin Lobdell, points out the critical importance of checklists in achieving reliability in highly complex task environments: In 2001, though, a critical-care specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital named Peter Pronovost decided to give it a try. […]

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