Edwin Leap, MD

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Name: <a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/edwin-leap" rel="tag">Edwin Leap, MD
Date registered: January 12, 2018
URL: https://www.kevinmd.com/blog

Latest posts

  1. How social media leads to a loss of creativity — December 12, 2018
  2. Money will be lost in health care. This is true no matter how we describe it. — December 3, 2018
  3. A prayer from an emergency physician — November 22, 2018
  4. The risks of co-signing PA and NP charts — November 13, 2018
  5. Why it’s important to give your children the talk about marriage — October 8, 2018

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How social media leads to a loss of creativity

I use social media.  Specifically, I use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  In the beginning, I did so for utilitarian purposes.  As a columnist and aspiring writer of books, these were (and indeed are) useful marketing tools. I have, in the past, carri…

Money will be lost in health care. This is true no matter how we describe it.

Does anyone in medicine, particularly emergency medicine, understand why we lose money? Why we have to push those metrics so hard to capture every dime? I mean, we’re constantly reminded that satisfaction scores, and time-stamps and time to door, time …

A prayer from an emergency physician

Dear Lord Jesus, I just finished my shift in the ER. Of course, you knew that.  But I was thinking about how often I’m ungrateful and irritable.  I know that I complain about rules and regulations, about time-stamps and metrics and satisfaction scores …

The risks of co-signing PA and NP charts

We all know that there’s a remarkable shortage of physicians in America and that it’s growing worse.  This is especially true in primary care but it’s present across all specialties.  This shortage alone is a significant stress on practicing physicians…

Why it’s important to give your children the talk about marriage

School is back in full swing.  The kids are packed up, scheduled and loaded with notebooks, pens, pencils, computers, and calculators.  Long lines form outside school drop-off areas.  Tired, pajama-clad parents drop off bleary-eyed children, accustomed to sleeping and playing all day, now headed off to fill their little brains with knowledge. Of course, it isn’t just the […]

Physicians need to learn to avoid moral errors

There’s an ugly undercurrent that sometimes shows up in the emergency department: indeed all over the world of medicine. I’ve seen it in doctors and nurses alike. It’s a meanness, a smallness, a kind of moral judgment that can lead us to make poor medical decisions. Or it can simply make us poorer in spirit. […]

A physician gun owner’s suggestion

So let’s get down to it.  Everyone is tired of shooting sprees.  If you’re a gun owner, you’re tired of seeing weapons abused and misused to harm the innocent.  If you’re a gun opponent, you feel the same way but can’t imagine why anyone has these weapons in the first place.  I get it.  I […]

Nurses are always right. And 28 other tips for new residents.

This summer, new resident physicians begin their training all across the United States. Today, our future family physicians and pediatricians, neurosurgeons and emergency physicians, plastic surgeons and laser tattoo removal specialists (OK, not really a specialty, just a sideline) will begin learning how to be physicians, having completed four years of expensive college and four […]

Being a commodity takes away the joy of medicine

It’s peculiar, I think, that we live in a time of physician shortage and yet some things remain abundantly clear: 1. Physicians can’t work together to fight, either for their own good or the good of their patients. 2. Like hostages, or abused spouses, they just keep going back for more of whatever bad policies […]

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