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The Art of Asking: What Else is Going on?

A Statin Interaction Reference

Abundance is a State of Mind, Some Days Harder to Achieve than Others

The Art of Prescribing (Or Not)

Common Medications Can Worsen Depression

Since When? Looking for Change: The Heart of the Art of Diagnosis

The Art of Listening: When the Inner Voice Whispers

The Art of Diagnosis: Teasing Out the Timeline

The Art of Medicine is Not an Algorithm

The Art of Diagnosis: Go With Your Gut, Dig Deeper, Step Back or Start Over

The Appalling Lack of Leverage in Primary Care

The Art of Tinkering: The Man With Cold Fingers

Talk, Think, Listen and Type

A Man With Sudden Onset of Gastroparesis

This Time, it’s Different: The Man Who Cried Wolf and the Doctor Who Listened

Embarking on Something New

An Evergreen Post

Paper Versus Computer

There’s a code for pain, but what’s the code for suffering?

Status Report: 15 Years of Blogging

Be Prepared! Older Doctor and Former Scout Leader Stops Bleeding at Home.

A Country Doctor Quits

Medicine is Child’s Play: Where’s Waldo, Spot the Difference and Whack-a-Mole

All the Lonely People: Primary Care isn’t a Team Sport Anymore, We’re Only Interacting with Our Computers

A Few Crucial Pieces of Advice for New Clinicians

Let Your Wife be Your Ozempic!

Speed Reader ≠ Speed Scroller

Video Wishlist?

Truthfully, the Physician Shortage Doesn’t Exist!

If You Find It, You Own It

Words and Stories in the Practice of Medicine

Aequanimitas – Doctors Stirred, not Shaken

Primary Care Has a Dirty Little Secret

NNT: The Number Needed to Treat in Order to Prevent One Bad Event

“I’m Sorry Mrs. Jones, But You Have Albuminurophobia”

Getting it Right

When the Doctor is the Treatment

The Gift of Time

Two Posts About Little Things

Primary Care Burnout: Crushed by the Upside Down Triangle of Today’s EMR

Why I Don't Order Fasting Labs Anymore

Demonic Dreams and Irreversible Psychosis from Commonly Prescribed Big Gun Medications

Why I'd Like to See You Before Making a Referral

Be the Guide, Not the Hero

Is the Cologuard Test a Good Alternative to a Colonoscopy?

Why Do Prescription Medicines Have So Many Side Effects?

Why Can’t You Refer Me to a Chiropractor?

Join me on Notes

The Lazy Man's Guide to Calorie Counting

The Art and Soul of Medicine Exist in the Ordinary

Mental Health Help or Systems Change for Burnout? The Answer Should be Obvious!

From Learned Professionals to Skilled Workers: The Dangerous De-professionalization of Medicine

Warfarin and Green Vegetables: You CAN Have Both. Here's How:

HCC: Hierarchical Condition Categories = Handouts of Cash for Crooks

Hypertension is Like Driving a 5-Speed in 4th Gear

If You Are a Doctor, Act Like One

What if Only 11% of Cancer Patients or Diabetics Were Treated for Their Disease?

Why I Don't Order Fasting Labs Anymore

Driving With James Taylor

There is No Magic GP Tree

TSH, T3 and T4: The Conductor and the Orchestra

Why Do Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Mortality Rates?

Progress Note: The Case of Migraines Triggered by Trigeminal Neuralgia

Tapering Off One SSRI to Start Another is Like Making a Gradual Switch Between Beer Brands

Is Ozempic Cost Effective?

A Moving Target (from my book CONDITIONS)

Why My EMR Report Card Contains Mostly Metadata

Two Patients With More Than One Diagnosis

Please Follow Kenny Lin

The Annual Physical: Is it Worth Having?

PSA and Prostate Cancer: It's Complicated

Understanding a CBC (Complete Blood Count)

Books by Hans Duvefelt, MD

ACDW: Blog Archive 2008 - present

Vertigo: A Symptom, Not a Diagnosis

As a Vegetarian, I Gained Too Much Weight

Why I Don't Order Fasting Labs Anymore

Abnormal Lab Tests Are Not Always a Sign of Disease

Don't Be Insulted if I Prescribe Narcan Along With Your Pain Medication

Practicing at the Top of Your License is Not an Option for Primary Care Physicians

Remembering the Specialist Referral Letter and the Consultation Report

Bucksport Recovery Community

I Love Explaining Medical Things

Old Habits Die Hard in Medicine

I’ll Tell You Where to Insert Your AI!

Brain surgery and sex toys in ancient times (via CNN):

Is Now a Good Time to Ask a Personal Question?

My First Video Post on ACDW and the First Chapter of CONDITIONS

Eye Drops Prevent Nearsightedness

Welcome to A Country Doctor Writes:

Grandmotherly Advice, Avoiding Burnout and This Week’s Medical Mysteries

The Future of Doctoring is Already Here: Do More, Give Less or Burn Out