Random Thoughts About Whatever Comes to Mind

The Job From Hell In Fond Memory

January 23, 2017

Tags: first job, orthopedic practice, Successful Patient, patients and their doctors

Writing SUCCESSFUL PATIENT has made me think, for the first time in a long time (at least seriously) about my first job, probably because it was in a medical practice, a very large medical practice.

When I was seventeen, toward the end of my freshman year in college, I lost my scholarship because I had refused to continue taking a class with a teacher who sexually harassed me. (Far from being illegal, this was considered a more or less standard job perk for a certain kind of academic jerk - and evidently still is in some schools). (more…)

Successful Patient Book Trailer

January 21, 2017

Tags: Ken Cohen, book trailer, Successful Patient, UNCHealth, Chapel Hill, Dr. Matthew G. Ewend, Dr. Kevin D. Brown, Neurosurgery, ENT

The Successful Patient book trailer is up, and Ken Cohen's voiceover is terrific! After hearing his Bartleby (yep, the Melville Bartleby), we knew he was the only one who could keep it light enough, and he more than came through.Kudos also to Holly Hill Production for a fun piece.

You can check out the trailer on the SuccessfulPatient.com website - click the link at the bottom of THE BOOK column to go to the grid where it's located about halfway down above the Table of Contents, and also on Vimeo. Links to both the website and to Vimeo are in the sidebar content.

I'm still working away on the book, and (more…)

Successful Patient Website Is Up!

December 8, 2016

Tags: Successful Patient, strategies for individual health care, U.S. health-care industry

It's the time of year for Christmas trees, and two are up and decorated. Light garlands are strung on the fence out front. Snake Mountain, whose top forms our across-the-valley view, is frosting up in the mornings. It's going down to 15F tonight, and all the cats are tucked up against the cold. (more…)