Zocdoc data suggests that gender affects which doctors older and younger women choose — but not in the same way.
Although Americans in general are known for not being great at taking vacations, doctors especially can find it hard to take time off. Schedules are busy, and with a finite number of appointment slots available, it’s difficult to finally unplug and take a well-deserved break. And while schedules may seem packed at all times throughout […]
In my training as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I’ve learned to pay close attention to the details: I notice when my patients change their tone of voice, when the flow of their ideas shifts direction, or when they seem to enter a new emotional state. This focus on my patients is essential to doing my […]
The United States is a rapidly diversifying nation. By the end of this century there may no longer be any ethnic majority in the United States. As doctor’s clientele continue to change, doctors may wonder, what will patients be looking for in their next doctor? With millions of searches and appointment bookings through Zocdoc each […]
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The flu season is in full swing, and when it comes to prevention, you already know that the flu vaccine is one of the best solutions. Yet year after year patients, aren’t on keen on getting the vaccine. In fact, according to recent data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 2014…
If you walked into the average medical practice on any given day, you would see patients ranging in age from 1 to 101. Understanding and adapting to the needs of such a diverse group of patients is challenging. Many offices are struggling with this, and patient dissatisfaction is at an all-time high. In the Patient-Provider […]
When psychologist Dominick Frosch first moved to Palo Alto several years ago, one of his first priorities was to establish himself with a new primary care physician. Frosch has Type 1 diabetes, and having a rapport with a doctor to help manage his chronic condition was crucial. But when Frosch walked out of the exam […]
Dr. Michael Brumage, a 25-year U.S. military veteran who has deployed around the globe three times, saved the toughest challenge of his professional life for retirement in his home state of West Virginia. It’s there that the retired U.S. Army Medical Corps colonel, physician and longtime public health professional has devoted the last two years […]