Tag: Personal

So, is the mass 17 cm or 1.7 cm?

| February 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of my favorite YouTube videos is entitled “Surgeon vs. Pathologist” but it could easily be “Pulmonologist” or “Gastroenterologist” or “Urologist” or more “vs. Pathologist”. Every pathologist has their own stories about these incidences and cases. The one below really happened to me years ago (parts of it are intermixed with some details of other […]

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The Barber Shop

| January 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Until I was about 5, my family and I lived above my father’s photography studio along a busy road in a near Western suburb of Chicago. Much like Cicero, that I mentioned a year ago about The Knife Sharpener and Jimmy, unless you lived or worked in Berwyn, there was little reason for you to […]

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Norton

| January 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Norton was a tall, thin, African-American gentlemen with short-cropped hair that was mostly gray with black highlights. He spoke softly with a rich vocabulary. He would have been in his mid-late 60’s when I first met him and worked with him. You could say he looked like Morgan Freeman but taller. He never married and […]

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The Cost of Information

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reluctantly, my father (and occasionally my mother) would stop at a gas station to ask for directions. Not the kind of gas stations with hotdogs and coolers of beer. The kind that offered “full service”, checking your oil and windshield wiper fluid and without more than a few packs of gum or peanuts, if that. […]

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Are you claustrophobic Mr. Kaplan? A fine line between safety and indolence

| December 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

  As part of my ongoing evaluation and treatment for heart failure that I have mentioned previously (see: http://tissuepathology.com/2017/11/05/the-clinic-door-chapter-2-the-emergency-room/#axzz52Q1JZUgB) I underwent a cardiac MRI recently. Prior to scheduling the MRI, I was asked about pacemakers, defibrillators and artificial joints or shrapnel in my medical history. I was told to show up 30 minutes prior to […]

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At the Corner of Happy and Healthy

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

I started writing about my brush with sudden cardiac death this Summer. Since then, modern medicine has kept me reading (pathology slides) and writing (a pathology blog). See: The Clinic Door (http://tissuepathology.com/2017/09/26/the-clinic-door-chapter-1-the-beginning/#axzz4z8CAySi4) and the subsequent part for a quick review of the start of things. One of the major facets of my treatment has been […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

| November 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

 

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The Basement

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

This time of year always reminds me of my basement growing up. Having grown up in the Upper Midwest and being fortunate to live in other parts of the country, namely the East coast and South, there is something that we had in our childhood that many children in other parts of the country did […]

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The Clinic Door – Chapter 2: The Emergency Room

| November 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

In my previous post (see The Clinic Door – Chapter 1: The Beginning) I mentioned becoming ill in August and my introduction to the healthcare system from the perspective of consumer rather than provider.  About a month down from the road from that post, I have had other experiences I hope to talk about but […]

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Physician Burnout: Is it Real and What is the Cause? Part 1

| October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

I don’t recall where I read it but I do recall when. In a page of a book written by a physician, he lamented there are three things that can change a person’s life forever (perhaps not in this order but as I recall it): Going to medical school, joining the Army and giving birth […]

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The Clinic Door – Chapter 1: The Beginning

| September 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Physicians blog for a myriad of reasons. Some to discuss interesting clinical cases and their interactions with patients and in the case of pathologists, our clinical and pathology colleagues. Some do it to rant and rave about regulations, reimbursements, requirements, EMR adoption and so forth. Some do it as an outlet to share ideas, propagate […]

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Where Have all the Informaticists Gone?

| September 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

On a boat on one or more likely all three of the rivers that course through Pittsburgh, circa 1997, as a medical intern I met several folks who were the recognized leaders in pathology informatics. In the years that followed, between other “APIII” meetings as they were then called – “Anatomic Pathology Informatics, Imaging and […]

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Under Repair

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

News and content will be delayed while we deal with medical issues here at tissuepathology.com. Guest authors and editors are needed if you would like to contact us as the news does not stop but additional capacity and resources are welcome. Thank you for your patience.

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

| August 2, 2017 | 2 Comments

On June 22, 2007 I wrote my first post on this blog. Over 3,100 posts later, a lot has changed. That post contained an image of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) highlighted by a special stain (GMS) and my idea was to have a pathology image per post with a clinical vignette along with it. It […]

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