Monthly Archives: November 2018

Not all doctors are physicians Ira Nash, MD | Physician | August 28, 2018 A colleague recently sent me a link to the American College of Cathopathic Physicians a new organization whose mission “is to protect the professional autonomy and advocate for a full, broad scope of practice for DNPs as a ‘cathopathic physician’ completely equal in every way to our MD… Read more »

The evolution of the stethoscope Christopher Johnson, MD | Physician | November 13, 2018 The stethoscope. Nothings says “I’m a doctor” more than the stethoscope in a pocket or draped around the neck. Forty-five years ago when I got my first one, a gift from my physician-father, the former was more common. Then we were more likely to wear… Read more »

Does Echinacea Really Work Against Colds? Here’s What the Science Says

TIME By Markham Heid November 7, 2018 During cold season, people often search for natural cold remedies and immunity boosters. Echinacea has long been rumored to both prevent and knock out colds. But the evidence in favor of the herbal supplement is mixed, and its varied preparations make it hard to study. The name “echinacea”… Read more »

When physicians order tests: a tale of 2 patients

The first patient, let’s call him Mr. Smith, called up one day last week with a brand-new symptom, which after a phone call was ultimately determined to be disturbing enough that he was offered a same-day appointment. After coming in that same day, he was interviewed and examined, and no definitive diagnosis could be made… Read more »