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Should new technologies in medicine threaten one’s (old) practice?

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In one community where I practice, no hospitals offered diagnostic procedures like CT Scans or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Thus the current practice is to immediately transfer the patient to a nearby hospital with such capabilities. This, in spite of the fact that medical professionals here can actually perform the needed medical procedure after the CT was done. This…

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Should doctors give their cellphone numbers to their patients?

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In the few years I have been into practice, giving mobile contact number to a certain set of patients improved doctor-patient interactions and reduced overheads in the clinic.  In several provinces here in the Philippines where landlines are nonexistent,  the advent of mobile phones and SMS technologies provided easier and faster communication between physicians and…

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