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Lessons My Patients Taught Me

Lessons My Patients Taught Me

By Elliot Davidson MD
I have been practicing family medicine for 37 years and teaching it for 22 years. If you are paying attention, you should be learning with every interaction. Here I share some helpful lessons I have picked up along the way.
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Lessons My Patients Taught Me

The State of Infertility Treatment Today: A Conversation with Dr. Rachel Weinerman. Episode #21.
One of my most interesting, informative, and controversial discussions. Dr. Weinerman, a specialist in Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility, discusses many aspects of infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and how the new "Heartbeat Bill" will affect her practice. 
July 23, 2022
The Power of Suggestion and Patient-Centered Care: A Conversation with Dr. Moshe Torem - Episode #23
A wise psychiatrist shares his tips on how to discover aspects of one's personality and how to tailor treatment. 
July 23, 2022
Miracles Do Happen! Episode #22.
Hard to believe something like this could happen, but it did. A miracle is the only way to describe it. 
July 15, 2022
Perfect can be the enemy. Episode #20.
Ever think you have the perfect treatment in mind for your patient? Sometimes, perfect is not the best choice. 
May 14, 2022
Episode #19 Shift your Paradigm.
Ever wonder how to change your patient's outlook. How about your own? Here is one case that did just that in an amazing and surprising way. 
March 19, 2022
Episode #18 A Conversation with Dr. Paul Lecat.
Master clinician and teacher Dr. Paul Lecat shares his secrets for teaching without intimidating. How do you give constructive feedback AND build up the learner? And of course some physical exam pearls!! 
February 25, 2022
Episode #17 Medicine can hurt as much as help.
Worry about side effects, drug interactions, choosing the wrong drug, or the wrong treatment regimen? This podcast if for you.
February 12, 2022
Episode #16 Knowing Yourself.
What can Stephen Covey, William Shakespeare, and Anne Rice teach us about being a good doctor? Quite a lot!
January 08, 2022
Episode #15 A Conversation with Dr. Debbie Plate.
The devoted and much sought-after educator and family physician shares her secrets for helping patients, from adolescents to octogenarians,  develop trust in their doctor. 
December 18, 2021
Episode #14 What Can Heal You
Simple but powerful tools you can use to heal your patients and yourself. 
December 04, 2021
Episode #13 What Can Kill You!
What should the wise doctor be alert for in their patient and in themselves?
November 27, 2021
Episode #12 Urology 101: A Conversation with Dr. Howard Abromowitz
Dr Howard Abromowitz was one of the busiest urologists in Dayton, Ohio for 33 years. Here is some of what he learned about prostates, kidneys, patients and sex. 
October 31, 2021
Episode #11 Father and Son
How can you be successful in Med School and Residency?  My son Zach and I banter about that elusive work/life balance. We also discover some early lessons you can learn if you are paying attention. 
October 09, 2021
Episode #10 How to Beat Cancer
This one is personal for me. I describe how my patients and my beloved sister taught me different ways to beat cancer. 
September 26, 2021
Episode #9 A Conversation with Dr. Herman Abromowitz
He is my mentor, my role model. What are some of the lessons Dr. Herman Abromowitz learned from almost 60 years of medical practice.  What a gold mine!
September 19, 2021
Lesson #8 House Calls May Amaze You
Ever wonder what goes on at a house call or what the doctor may learn. Here I describe some patients that taught me some valuable lessons in their own homes. 
August 08, 2021
Lesson#7 Know your line
This episode explores several ways to deal with racist or discriminatory comments you may hear in your office. It is also available as a blog post:
July 16, 2021
Lesson#6 The Consultant is Not Always Right
A diagnostic dilemma. Try out your clinical acumen. Maybe you are smart enough to figure this out and save the patient.  This episode is also available as a blog post:
July 09, 2021
Lesson #5 How did you see that?
Another important lesson I learned from my patients. This time, the importance of close observation. This episode is also available as a blog post:
July 02, 2021
Lesson #4 Your Words Matter
This episode is also available as a blog post: Whether you are a med student, a doctor or a friend, your words have tremendous power. 
May 28, 2021
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May 26, 2021
Lesson #3 Style and Substance
This episode is also available as a blog post: A new doctor needs style and substance and here is why and how to do it. 
May 26, 2021
Lesson#2 Don’t Only Listen to the Patient
This episode is also available as a blog post: Rule #1 Listen to the patient! But if you do only that, they can take you down the wrong path. Don't forget Rule#2, just as important. 
May 25, 2021
Lesson 1 : Listen to the patient
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May 19, 2021
The Greatest Lesson
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May 16, 2021