By: Shane Williams, MD Recently while in the OR assisting a C-section, I began to discuss the benefits of different instruments and techniques with my attending. I noticed that he was choosing to use a wound protector/retractor instead of manually retracting with other instruments. These wound retractors are one-time use instruments made of rubber and … More Healthcare and the Environment
By: Ruben Tinajero, MS Five years ago, when I first came to Salt Lake City to obtain clinical psychology training at the University of Utah, I was excited about the opportunity to obtain research and clinical training in health psychology. During my second year in the program, I completed my first practicum training at the … More Embracing the Noise as a Clinical Psychology Trainee
By: Kyle Jones, MD, FAAFPOriginally published on opmed.doximity.com in October 2018 One of the few people who may actually understand how all the myriad pieces of the U.S. healthcare system work together is Stanford University healthcare economist Victor Fuchs, PhD. In a recently published article in JAMA, he explored how inefficiently the U.S. system operates. He concluded that our nation’s micro-efficiency, or … More How Efficient Is U.S. Healthcare Really?
By: Jordan Knox, MD About the time I became serious about wanting to go into medicine, it was to practice sports medicine. I had shadowed an orthopedic surgeon and was impressed by his ability to connect with his patients and guide them in returning to the activities they loved. But I always pictured my primary … More Fellowship Series: Sports Medicine
By: Kyle M. Turner, PharmD Consider, for a moment, your “toughest” patients in clinic – the ones who show up about half the time (or less), seem to be in and out of the hospital or ER on a regular basis. They may be the people that your team throws up their hands and scratches … More Student Hotspotting; A Novel Interprofessional Learning Experience in Value-Based Care
By: Susan Terry, MD When I was the Executive Medical Director of the University Health Care Community Clinics, I received waves of requests for an urgent care center at our new (at the time) South Jordan Health Center. When medically urgent care was needed after 7:00 PM, or on weekends, our patients went to the … More Expanding the Possibilities of Health