I was scanning my Twitter feed a few weeks back when a tweet by Joseph Babian (@JoeBabian) caught my eye. It was a link to Dr. Leana Wen’s (@DrLeanaWen) post, “When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write.” In our Twitter conversation, I told Joe that I have one clinic that still had paper charts. Read More »#HealthXPH: Will doctors let patients read what they write?
As an internist and endocrinologist, I often advise my patients at the clinic to lead more active lifestyles. And every time I ask a patient if she exercises, the most common answer is, “I walk.” I often get asked how long should I walk? How brisk is brisk? Do I really need to do ten thousand steps? I realized I didn’t actually “know” what ten thousand steps meant. I once wore a pedometer and walked around the UP academic oval to find out. Ten thousand steps meant circling the oval FOUR times!Read More »#HealthXPH: The Doctor Will Track You Now