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The second law of medicine

A tweet by Gavin Preston M.D. says: “Second law of medicine = No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you cared”. It implies that being caring is valued highly in medicine, if not higher, relative to being knowledgable. It encourages medical professionals to be caring…

COVID-19: Telemedicine clinic urgently needed for high-risk, chronically ill patients

A systematic review and meta-analysis, which included eight (8) studies of lab-confirmed COVID-19 infections and a total of 46248 infected patients from hospitals in China, has found that underlying disease, including hypertension, respiratory system disease and cardiovascular disease, may be risk factors for severe COVID-19 infection (1). It is crucial…

COVID-19: what about outpatients?

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Malaysia have more than quadrupled over the past week and is expected to continue increasing exponentially. There are 190 new cases reported yesterday (80% increase over 24 hours), bringing the grand total to 428. Only 42 cases (10%) have fully recovered and discharged…

Doctors DO NOT make the worst patients

There is no other stereotypical view of doctors that I refuse to subscribe to quite like the old adage that doctors make the worst patients. I don’t believe that it is necessarily true or that any doctor who becomes a patient should find any comfort or pride in it. If…

Multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary?

I was at the outpatient clinic again last week, meeting another doctor for the first time in search for better explanations for my diagnosis and perhaps better care plans. The visit and the doctor turned out to be better than what I expected, in fact, it went well above and…

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