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Hans Duvefelt, MD
Family Physician, Writer. Practicing in Bucksport and Van Buren, Maine
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Dec 14
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Dec 10
I Love Calling Patients – And I Don’t
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Dec 9
British doctors not allowed to buy fax machines. Must use more modern technology. I wonder if their EMRs are more reliable than ours...
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Dec 8
Gut flora affects psych symptoms: One study found an association between Bipolar II illness duration and inflammatory strains of bacteria. The second study found alarming elevations of mania when bipolar patients ate nitrate-rich foods like beef jerky. ?
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Dec 7
This week’s Rerun: BORDER DOC “I sometimes ponder that this area looks a lot more like the Sweden I grew up in than the modern day Sweden I have visited in recent years. It also doesn't look like the increasingly congested suburban America...”
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Dec 7
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Dec 6
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Dec 3
Today’s Rerun, from 2010: A Country Doctor is asked to keep a secret out of the medical record. Did he do the right thing?
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Dec 3
All we do sometimes is treat symptoms. Isn't that still something worth doing, rather than be academic and declare a patient's suffering something for future generations of clinicians to figure out?
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Dec 2
A Country Doctor Acquitted
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Dec 2
Faced with a patient’s trauma history: “At a moment such as this one, everything outside the exam room ceases to exist. We shift from a pressured focus on time management and efficient documentation to a quieter mode of doctoring.”
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Dec 1
Replying to @boltyboy @Health2Japan
That looks like the Real hedgehogs we used to feed bowls of milk on the front steps when I grew up in Sweden.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Nov 29
What does a patient who doesn't want to be resuscitated really mean with the words "HELP ME"?
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Nov 27
After paying such a high price to attain mastery, it is quite hard to explain how painful it is to have this pulled out from under us. Insurance pre-auathorization. Guidelines. Face to Face encounters. Electronic medical records. Formulary compliance.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Nov 27
GPs could see tighter controls placed on quinolone antibiotics from next year, after the European Medicines Agency called for certain medicines containing this class of antibiotics to be suspended, and for others to be restricted.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Nov 26
Replying to @danielleofri
I emigrated from Sweden in 1981, but when my father, who developed Alzheimer’s in 2000 and whom I had visited every year since then, stopped eating in 2010, I went back to Sweden to be with him. I camped out on the dementia ward and he died in his sleep with me right next to him.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Nov 26
Health Disparities aren't only socioeconomic. In my work, geographic distances and northern Maine winters keep some patients from accessing healthcare.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Nov 24
Replying to @dresdendoll
The British nomenclature of surgeons versus physicians, mister versus doctor always amused me...
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