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Blind Eye: Unabated rising number of motorcycle accidents

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Last Monday, on my way to Davao City, I was again a witness to two road accidents  involving motorcycles. In one roadside, a lifeless body, lay on the ground after he and his motorcycle drove straight underneath a hauler truck.  In another road just several miles away, another motorcycle rammed into another motorcycle head on.  Broken…

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Why I threw a patient’s ‘counsel’ out of my clinic

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It’s not uncommon to see a patient or a patient’s relative bringing along some unrelated individual as “counsel” in your clinic. This counsel is unique among my Filipino patients and such counsel’s role has baffled me ever since I started my medical career. Roles, that to my knowledge broadly range from just plain ambulatory assistant…

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Reviving the physician’s administrative function

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Right. I almost forgot. The medical staff do have “dual” functions. The medical staff has a dual and overlapping management system- the administrative which involves the activities of a medico-administrative character, and professional, which concerns of the clinical aspects of its functions. The physician is typically absorbed with the clinical aspects of his profession and…

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Balancing Act: Community and tertiary care orthopedic practice

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Barely five years into a private medical-surgical practice, some people got interested how I’m “doing” with my “kind” of orthopedic practice.  Orthopedic practice refers to an orthopedic surgeon’s working environment, the plethora of patients or cases he handles, the time, effort and money he or she invests on it as well the returns (monetary or…

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A Perspective on Non-Compliant Patients and the Contractual Doctor-Patient Relationship

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I have long been an advocate of a no refusal, admit all patients policy for physicians . Any physician is bound by his Hippocratic oath and the law to treat any patient (within the bounds of his skill and expertise) whatever the circumstances of that patient will be. The physician also has the social responsibility…

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