Michael Kirsch, MD

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Name: <span itemprop="author">Michael Kirsch, MD
Date registered: December 31, 2018
URL: https://www.kevinmd.com/blog

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  1. Doctors have little clue about what actually goes on in their colleagues’ offices — August 30, 2019
  2. How have EMRs changed the doctor-patient relationship? — August 5, 2019
  3. When colon cancer is diagnosed, it’s also a difficult day for the gastroenterologist — July 15, 2019
  4. The problem of physicians and nurses connecting patients with hospital fundraisers — July 3, 2019
  5. The problem of physicians and nurses connecting patients with hospital fundraisers — July 3, 2019

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Doctors have little clue about what actually goes on in their colleagues’ offices

When I meet patients in the office, our conversations do not focus exclusively on the medical issue at hand. Of course, if you come to see me with a stomach ache, at some point, I will direct the dialogue toward your abdomen. Often, our conversations a…

How have EMRs changed the doctor-patient relationship?

I have penned several posts on the pitfalls of the electronic medical record (EMR) system that we physicians must use.  Indeed, I challenge you to find a doctor who extols the EMR platform without qualification.  Sure, there are tremendous advantages, …

When colon cancer is diagnosed, it’s also a difficult day for the gastroenterologist

Exercising good judgment can mean the difference between life or death. Life can be unforgiving of the choices we make. As we all know, many life events are beyond our control and understanding. But, there is much we can do to shape our paths to a brig…

The problem of physicians and nurses connecting patients with hospital fundraisers

Many organizations solicit private donations from benefactors and philanthropists. Is there a stadium in the country that does not bear the name of a prominent donor? There are also anonymous donors who are not cursed with egos that require their names…

The problem of physicians and nurses connecting patients with hospital fundraisers

Many organizations solicit private donations from benefactors and philanthropists. Is there a stadium in the country that does not bear the name of a prominent donor? There are also anonymous donors who are not cursed with egos that require their names…

Why this physician will no longer see nursing home patients

Our practice will no longer see nursing home patients in our office. If a nursing home patient is already established with us, then we will see him; but, we have decided not to accept new patients. Of course, we believe that these individuals — l…

Medical judgment: Healing demands more than knowledge

I’ve delved into the issue of medical judgment more than once.  I have argued that sound judgment is more important than medical knowledge.  If one has a knowledge deficit, assuming he is aware of this, it is easily remedied.  A judgment deficiency, pe…

Even the most seasoned patients are no match for the Medical Insurance Industrial Complex

“Does my insurance cover this?” I cannot calculate how often a patient poses this inquiry to me assuming wrongly that I have expertise in the insurance and reimbursement aspects of medicine. If I — a gastroenterologist — do not even know ho…

What distinguishes good physicians from truly seasoned medical professionals?

One thing that gastroenterologists know about is stool. But, I’m not referring to that kind of stool in this post. Follow along. When we do a colonoscopy, for example, we are relying upon stool, or more accurately a stool, as in a three-legged stool. T…

Health insurance company denials make no sense

We do most of our colonoscopies in our ambulatory surgery center (ASC), which is attached to our office. We are proud of the work that we and our staff do every day and are grateful for the outstanding feedback that we consistently receive from our pat…

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