Linda Girgis, MD

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Name: <a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/linda-girgis" rel="tag">Linda Girgis, MD
Date registered: November 16, 2017
URL: https://www.kevinmd.com/blog

Latest posts

  1. Nocturia: the underdiagnosed condition patients find extremely distressing — December 12, 2018
  2. During this holiday season, be aware that some people are really suffering — December 7, 2018
  3. What this physician learned after coming back from a medical crisis — November 30, 2018
  4. Physicians should never leave the lane of gun violence — November 21, 2018
  5. How do health insurance companies harm patients? — November 7, 2018

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Nocturia: the underdiagnosed condition patients find extremely distressing

As a family physician, I treat patients of all ages – children to those nearing 100 years old. One issue that plagues young and old alike is lack of sleep. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2016 Morbidity and …

During this holiday season, be aware that some people are really suffering

It’s that time of year again when retail outlets start counting down the days to Christmas and deck their stores with holiday cheer. For many people, this time of year feels magical. Yet for others, it is a consumer competition to buy the absolute best…

What this physician learned after coming back from a medical crisis

Medical crises come in many forms: from illnesses to sudden injuries. Most often the victims are unsuspecting. They may be gradual in onset or happen in seconds. There are many causes, from faulty drivers to electrolyte disturbances. Mine was caused by…

Physicians should never leave the lane of gun violence

Anyone following the debate around gun regulation knows it is a hotly charged issue. On November 7th, doctors got dragged front and center after the NRA issued the statement: “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. H…

How do health insurance companies harm patients?

Health care policy has been a hotly debated political topic for many years now. In recent years, new laws passed the halls of Congress while others failed to gain any traction. Despite the rules that have rolled out, health insurance companies have bee…

What can politicians do to address the opioid crisis?

I doubt there is anyone living in the U.S. who doesn’t realize we have an opioid crisis here. Politicians debate the solutions to abating the high death rate that comes along with it, however, they fail to acknowledge that there are Americans in pain. …

The doctor inside never truly rests

People like to think the worst about doctors: We don’t listen, we don’t care, we only want your money. But, the truth is we do care, and that is why most of us answered the calling to become doctors. That is why the burnout rate for doctors is so high. Patients hate to wait in […]

Simple words can sometimes make a big impact on physicians

Some days in medicine seem like an epic saga in which the world seems to be playing whack-the-doctor. It is easy to vilify doctors and cast much blame at them. And true, we bring some of this onto ourselves. Today was one of those days, and by the end, I was just all too ready […]

Meditation, yoga, and mindfulness aren’t going to solve physician burnout

Recently, my inbox has been overfilled with offers for programs, yoga, meditation, and a whole host of mindfulness training opportunities to combat physician burnout. I think by now everyone knows that doctors are fighting high burnout rates. But, those sending these “special offers” don’t get the root of the problem. We’re not burned out because […]

Medicine has jumped the shark

As I explained to my medical student this morning that I was ordering an ultrasound on a patient first because the insurance company wouldn’t authorize a CT scan without it, it occurred to me that medicine derailed from its true purpose. Shortly later, I found myself again pointing out why I was prescribing a certain […]

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