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The Good Doctor: What It Means, How to Become One, and How to Remain One

Thomas H. Lee

What does it mean to be a good doctor today. Dr. Thomas Lee, a renowned practicing physician, healthcare executive, researcher, and policy expert, takes us to the frontlines of care delivery to meet inspiring, transformative doctors who are making a profound difference in patients' lives--as well as their own.

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publish Date: 11/05/2019
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 9781260459203
ISBN-10: 1260459209
Language: English

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What does it mean to be a good doctor today?
Dr. Thomas Lee, a renowned practicing physician, healthcare executive, researcher, and policy expert, takes us to the frontlines of care delivery to meet inspiring, transformative doctors who are making a profound difference in patients' lives--as well as their own. These revealing, intimate profiles of seven remarkable physicians are more than a reminder of the importance of putting patients first. They provide an invaluable working model of what it means to be a good doctor, how to become one, and how to remain one for the benefit of patients and colleagues alike. It's a model that sustains physicians themselves over years and decades, combating the constant threat of burnout.
These stories capture the daily challenges every caregiver faces--while highlighting the amazing personal triumphs that make their jobs so rewarding. You'll meet Dr. Emily Sedgwick, the breast radiologist who redesigned screening techniques to reduce patients' fears; Dr. Merit Cudkowicz, a neurologist who is leading the way in ALS research and treatments; Dr. Mike Englesbe, a transplant surgeon who is improving how physicians prescribe analgesics in response to the opioid epidemic; Dr. Laura Monson, a pediatric plastic surgeon addressing the long-term social effects of cleft palates; Dr. Lara Johnson, a primary care physician dedicated to providing care to the homeless; Dr. Joseph Sakran, a trauma surgeon who started a movement among healthcare providers to curb gun violence, and Dr. Babacar Cisse, a neurosurgeon who was an undocumented alien and once worked as a restaurant busboy, and epitomizes what it means to be a "Dreamer." Their stories are not only powerful but offer practical lessons and insights into developing high reliability cultures, resilience, and improvement mindsets. This is what is takes to be a good doctor.

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