The Art of Medicine

David Sackett was widely known as the “father of the evidence-based medicine” movement recently died. He defined evidence based medicine (EBM) as the “conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.” It is a set of best practices based on rigorous experimental data and seeks to… Continue reading The Art of Medicine

The Digital Divide

The idea of precision or personalized medicine is gaining a lot of attention. In his State of the Union speech, President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative “that will help deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.” Additionally, I recently came across a press release announcing the appointment of a… Continue reading The Digital Divide

A Real Life Example….

I would like to use this blog post to discuss a medical case in order to reflect on the current state of health care. Recently a family member Sam* had a transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke). Sam had a previous stroke and has a stent in the intra-cerebral portion of one of his arteries to… Continue reading A Real Life Example….