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Have You Considered Adding a Medical Scribe to Your Practice?

“Like some virulent bacteria doubling on the agar plate, the E.M.R. grows more gargantuan with each passing month, requiring ever more (and ever more arduous) documentation to feed the beast,” wrote Danielle Ofri, M.D., in this New York Times article. She is not alone in her concerns about the runaway paperwork problem faced by doctors…
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Focus of AAN Presidential Lecture: Neurologist Burnout

In case you missed it, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) was held last month (April 2017), and a big topic of conversation was neurologist burnout. “[Burnout] is an epidemic, and we need to do something about it,” said Academy president Terrence Cascino, MD, FAAN in his Presidential Lecture. Physician burnout…
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The Joy of Joy Rounds

Intense work environments. Packed schedules. Logistical distractions from providing care to patients. Sound familiar? These issues don’t just drive burnout. They do something else pernicious: They diminish joy—within individuals and in work environments. Neurologist Kim Hutchison has developed a way for individuals and groups to push back against this problem. She calls it Joy Rounds.…
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Are Your Patients Asking You About Turmeric, Kale and Chocolate? Dr. Vanessa Baute’s Are: A Neurologist’s Approach to Nutrition

Neurologist Vanessa Baute, MD, loves food. Her favorite photo (which she graciously shared with us here) is one of her sitting down to her favorite Mexican dish. She says, “It’s literally the happiest I’ve ever been.” When her husband first saw the photo, she laughs, “He said ‘You never look at me that way.’” This…