Philip A. Masters, MD

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Name: <a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/philip-a-masters" rel="tag">Philip A. Masters, MD
Date registered: November 22, 2017
URL: https://www.kevinmd.com/blog

Latest posts

  1. Why patients don’t do what physicians tell them — November 6, 2018
  2. When doctors behave badly: a call for civility — October 7, 2018
  3. We are losing our ability to unplug — September 12, 2018
  4. Physicians must reclaim the medical record — August 16, 2018
  5. Restoring the trust in the medical profession — July 13, 2018

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Why patients don’t do what physicians tell them

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. Those of us who provide clinical care inevitably have patients who simply don’t do what we tell them.  And this isn’t limited to only primary care but is encountered in all…

When doctors behave badly: a call for civility

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. It can be as blatant as a public argument between a hospitalist and emergency medicine physician about whether a patient requires admission.  But most commonly it is more nuanced and subtle.  Such as members of one speciality “bad-mouthing” another or a subspecialist criticizing […]

We are losing our ability to unplug

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. I’m writing this as both an observation and confession. The observation is that my professional colleagues are increasingly unwilling or unable to disengage from work-related technology in what would otherwise be considered “personal” time. It is increasingly common to receive work-related emails or […]

Physicians must reclaim the medical record

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. I recently saw a new patient who came to our practice following a lengthy hospitalization. He is in his 80s with a fairly complex medical history typical of many in this age range. Yet, after carefully sifting through my first introduction to this […]

Restoring the trust in the medical profession

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. Trust is the belief that another person or entity will act in your best interest, and it serves as the foundation upon which the doctor-patient relationship and our health care system are built. But we have a significant trust paradox in American medicine. […]

Restoring the trust in the medical profession

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. Trust is the belief that another person or entity will act in your best interest, and it serves as the foundation upon which the doctor-patient relationship and our health care system are built. But we have a significant trust paradox in American medicine. […]

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