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Encounters in Hospital Medicine
JD Fitz, MD leads professional development for Sound Physicians' 500+ hospitalists. Values guy; Doc coach-mentor (Sage in Residence).
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On today’s show, Dr. Fitz gave talked a bit about why he became a doctor and shared his own journey from a general practitioner to becoming a hospitalist and the how a hospitalist works with other medical providers and patients alike to improve the patient experience in our ever evolving health care system. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Encounters in Hospital Medicine
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Recently I was able to meet and interview one of my hospital medicine colleagues from the Northeastern region of the United States. Maureen Carmichael is a Hospitalist RN who attended a leadership training hosted in New York City. In our discussion Maureen shared an innovative way physicians in her team... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Encounters in Hospital Medicine
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This month I interviewed members of a hospitalist team located in the Northeastern region of the United States. My colleagues are leading a pilot project to obtain real-time patient feedback on their experiences with the hospitalist service. During our interview they shared some amazing stories of their participation in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at Encounters in Hospital Medicine
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Jitterbug I recently read a truly magical essay called “Jitterbug” in the June 18th issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, written by Leslie Cohen, MD, from Waltham, Mass. I gave the author a call and found him to be a delightful gentleman who recently retired from a long and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at Encounters in Hospital Medicine
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In the TED Talk: How Great Leaders Inspire Action, Simon Sinek ethnographer and speaker shares his view that inspired leaders think, act and communicate from the inside out. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at Encounters in Hospital Medicine
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Marshall Goldsmith, in his book What Got You Here Won't Get You There describes "good listening", an essential skill for hospitalists and leaders. First, he says "Good listeners regard what they do as a highly active process - with every muscle engaged". It is not simply what we do between... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at Encounters in Hospital Medicine
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I have a copy of Colin Powell's 13 Summary Lessons, from the memoir, It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership and refer to it often. My favorites? Definitely numbers 3 and 13. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Encounters in Hospital Medicine
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Apparently, before WW1, no one used to brush their teeth and the dental health of the nation was a major public health concern. Within a generation everyone brushed. How did that cultural transformation occur? Charles Duhigg ( The Power of Habit) says it was the Pepsodent tingle and not just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at Encounters in Hospital Medicine
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"I’ve always understood that the best investment of my limited time on earth was to spend it with people I love. I suppose it’s possible I’ll lie on my deathbed regretting that I didn’t work harder and say everything I had to say, but I think what I’ll really wish... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Encounters in Hospital Medicine
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It was a late afternoon flight home from a Hospitalist conference. I was security checkpoint, I reassembled my belongings (forgetting my keys). It wasn't until 10:30 that night, as I approached my car in the parking lot, that the oversight became apparent. The rest was an unwelcome intrusion into my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at Encounters in Hospital Medicine
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Many of you are aware of the work of Jim Collins, the author of “Good to Great”. He was quoted recently in the Magazine entitled INC. on what made a company “Great”. He listed three attributes of which the most interesting to me was a company’s “Distinctive Impact” (you’ll need... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at Encounters in Hospital Medicine
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