Key Point: Smoking is one of the hardest addictions to quit forever. Non-judgmental encouragement is not only free, it may connect you to someone on a deeper level than you’d imagine. And it may help someone at a critical point in life.
Good to see you back in the blogs again! Okay, let’s discover how a doctor can “hear” the unheard patient and how this makes all the difference… When spending more appointment time with an unheard patient, I listen carefully to them. I then paraphrase their key points back to them to show that I both … Read more
We’ve all heard those patients in the lobby ask others, “How long have you been waiting?” Those patients tend to have a way of “stirring the pot” to rile everyone up. They’re the first ones to give grief to the staff and nurses. Those patients are called “high-maintenance” or “challenging.” I prefer to call these … Read more
THERE’S NOTHING THAT A GOOD DAY OF ________ CAN’T CURE Growing up in Abilene, Texas was not as thrilling as one might think. I was a girl with a streak of tomboy. See, I loved sports. While my older sisters played softball, volleyball, and basketball, I loved watching them play. I carefully learned the rules … Read more
Thank you for joining us for this week’s blog to see how my Mission of Infusing Hope can take hold… As a lung doctor who specializes in COPD, I came into the picture during her second hospitalization. I took this opportunity to both teach Ms. B. how to manage her condition on a daily basis. … Read more