Skip to main content.

Practice Notes

Dr. Monya De, MD, MPH, blogs about health care delivery and health reform, drawing on her experience and observations as a primary care physician.

Picture of Monya De
Need a Saturday scan? MRIs are much harder to come by on weekends at many hospitals. How can that still be in today's on-demand economy?
Picture of Monya De
Whether it's Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa or the Flamin' Hot Cheeto Bagel, media coverage of stunt foods “only normalizes extreme levels of salt and sugar in food and alters our taste buds to promote addiction,” argues Dr. Monya De.
Picture of Monya De
After Reynolds' death, the media gathered around the idea of “broken heart syndrome.” Who called up neurologists to ask how to recognize or prevent a stroke? Practically no one.
Picture of Monya De
A number of startups and older companies are developing new apps and services that aim to make patient check-in and gathering medical histories faster and easier.
Picture of Monya De
Physicians are often terrible at heeding their own advice. "Among a trio of lung specialists I once knew, only one was not a chain smoker himself," writes Dr. Monya De. How does this happen?
Picture of Monya De
Medical school debts can make loan repayment programs a win-win for both docs and underserved patients. But some basic fixes could make such programs far more effective.
Picture of Monya De
Doctors see patients with cases of food poisoning all the time. But patients too rarely bother to report the incidents to their local health department. If they did, we'd all be happier diners.
Picture of Monya De

Primary care doctors used to receive more feedback from specialists on the status of referred patients. That happens far less these days, to the detriment of doctors' ongoing clinical education.

Picture of Monya De

The research base upon which medicine is built is constantly evolving. Open-mindedness and a willingness to constantly update one's knowledge are the best defenses against complacency, writes Dr. Monya De.

Picture of Monya De

Dr. Monya De rounds out her top 10 predictions on what medicine will look like over the decades to come. Not surprisingly, she projects technology to play a big role, from surgical robots to telemedicine.

Pages

Announcements

The engagement editor's mission: to advance the work of our California media partners, furthering public knowledge, storytelling, engagement and connection around community health and health policy issues in diverse communities. The ideal candidate will have both journalism and community engagement experience. Go to this link to apply.

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

Member Activities

Timothy Pratt has shared a fellowship project

Read it.

William Heisel has shared a blog post

Read it.

Melissa Noel 's profile has been updated

Connect with Melissa Noel

Yereth Rosen's profile has been updated

Connect with Yereth Rosen

Lily Dayton's profile has been updated

Connect with Lily Dayton
More Member Activities

Follow Us

Facebook


Twitter

CHJ Icon
ReportingHealth