If physicians, who actually provide healthcare, are just 8.6% of healthcare expenditures, where does the rest go, #MedTwitter ? 🤔— Damian Caraballo MD (@813JAFERD) July 18, 2023
Manners or Skills?
Would you rather have— Josh McGough, MD (@joshmcgoo) July 16, 2023
A+ bedside manner and B- skills/knowledge
B- bedside manner and A+ skills/knowledge
I’d pick the former
AI is the answer… Remind me again, what’s the question?— Peter H. Diamandis, MD (@PeterDiamandis) July 26, 2023
This is how ABIM thinks you should spend your limited vacation time. Sounds like burnout propellant.— Aaron Goodman – “Papa Heme” (@AaronGoodman33) July 26, 2023
End MOC https://t.co/NoIHSHgIkm
Shoutout to the Kiddos
One minute (⬇️) you’re chilling on the couch watching “Quarterbacks” on @netflix with Mom.— Brittany K. Bankhead MD (@BBankheadMD) July 29, 2023
The next minute you’re in the ER offices😬 playing on your iPad until Dr. Mom is done in the O.R. with a trauma patient.
Shout out to the special kiddos who support us & our patients!! 🥰 pic.twitter.com/EoJNyPs0IS
The World of AI
AI fascinates & terrifies me! I’ve been dipping my toes into the AI world & often end up more confused than anything else. Thanks @HarveycastroMD @somedocs @DrCorriel for this “cheat sheet”! Had no idea about ScholarAI.https://t.co/XkwTe2OX0V— Jill Grimes MD FAAFP (@JillGrimesMD) July 28, 2023
New Doc Tips
#TipsForNewDocs— Michelle Kittleson MD PhD (@MKIttlesonMD) July 31, 2023
Pt prescribed a med- on follow-up, is not taking it.
Wrong: “Pt is noncompliant.”
Right: “Pt unable to take med because __. We discussed strategies including __.”
Don’t start chart rumors – understanding problems >>>> labeling patients. #kittlesonrules
Discussion on MOC
This Tue AM, I host the epic discussion btw @AaronGoodman33 and @RichardBaron17 on the MOC of the ABIM exclusively on #HealthcareUnfiltered podcast.— chadi nabhan MD, MBA, FACP (@chadinabhan) August 5, 2023
This is a clip from the pod that U will NOT want to miss. It all started with a petition, now with >11k signatures. watch it all pic.twitter.com/Uqz9tawDzn
To Give Your Number Or Not?
Is it normal for ward staff to ask for your personal number? They asked all the docs to put it on the board but I refused (gave my bleep), everyone else just gave their number.— Fatima (@fatima_medic) August 7, 2023
Not sure if I was being difficult
Never stop asking questions.— Nico Gagelmann (@NicoGagelmann) August 14, 2023
Patient with fatigue, anemia and beginning thrombocytopenia. Diagnosis? pic.twitter.com/eMm6tiDni8
A Term Miscommunication
One of my attendings and one of my juniors both saw this exchange and addressed me as “injury overlord” the other day. I gotta say, it does have a nice ring to it… pic.twitter.com/GajR2oPssJ— Jorge Zárate, MD (@jzaraterod) August 14, 2023
So we have vacation planned for #Maui in OCTOBER. Some are telling me to reschedule bc they would not want tourists & don’t need more people on the island. Our AirBnB host says to please come, they need our support. We want to do what is best for #Maui. Should we:— Thanh Neville, MD, MSHS (@thanh_neville) August 16, 2023
Engorged tic.. or not..
Residency is Isolating
Severely underestimated how isolating starting residency would feel. Moving across the country from my friends, family and everything I know, plus the insane pressure of residency is a lot.— Brian Bumpous (@BrianHBumpous) August 18, 2023
Patient on a gastroenterology ward. What could be the cause of this? pic.twitter.com/qoFHoU3INb— Keith Siau (@drkeithsiau) August 21, 2023
Behind every ‘benevolent’ health system is a boardroom filled with lawyers and CPAs who know nothing about patient care.— AJ Kavanaugh (@AjKavanaugh) August 25, 2023
Many of these systems love to tout their mission but rarely ever use it to guide their decision-making.
It’s always about the money, all the time.
Government Care about Patients?
If the United States government cared about patients, they would have never:— AJ Kavanaugh (@AjKavanaugh) August 29, 2023
– outlawed physician-ownership in hospitals
– allowed CON laws
– mandated the purchase of insurance
– allowed noncompete clauses
– allowed nonprofit hospitals to evade taxes
What would you add?
Denying Medical Care
Not sure when people* are going to understand that denying people medical care usually leads to them needing more expensive medical care later.— Nicole Cifra, MD, MPH, MHPEd (@DrNicoleC) August 29, 2023
*policymakers and insurance companies
LinkedIn has to be the most aggressive social media app of all time.— Sayed Tabatabai, MD (@TheRealDoctorT) August 31, 2023
“HEY, HEY YOU, ONE PERSON SEARCHED YOUR NAME!”
LinkedIn, please, I really don’t ca-
“HEY YOUR OLD BOSS WANTS TO CONNECT!”
LinkedIn, I’m trying to sleep.
“NOW ITS UP TO TWO PEOPLE SEARCHING YOUR NAME! WHOA!” pic.twitter.com/QHoIYUkgkE