QMC 4 Should doctors accept social media “requests” from patients?

I had a feeling I was going to get this question sometime. So I wasn't surprised when Dr. AV asked me if it's okay to accept Facebook "friend requests" from patients. The answer is NO. Let's look at all the guidelines & statistics first. The BMJ research showed 73% of doctors surveyed had a Facebook … Continue reading QMC 4 Should doctors accept social media “requests” from patients?

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Published! My new short sci-fi story- “The Last Communication”

A tale of inter-species, intergalactic love amidst a backdrop of apartheid. My sci-fi/ fantasy short story, "The Last Communication" is now available at the online magazine 40p website. You can read an excerpt here. Each story sells for 40p, check out all the other wonderful short stories there. I'm so excited, because this is my fourth … Continue reading Published! My new short sci-fi story- “The Last Communication”

QMC 3 Have a suicidal medical colleague, what should I do?

I received a very important question over the week, from a doctor who has a suicidal medical colleague, asking what to do? My answer is do everything and anything. The data is heartbreaking, alarming even. 400-500 doctors a year kill themselves, in the US alone. Among all professions, the percentage of physician suicides is the highest. … Continue reading QMC 3 Have a suicidal medical colleague, what should I do?