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Hans Duvefelt, MD
Family Physician, Writer. Practicing in Bucksport and Van Buren, Maine
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Hans Duvefelt, MD May 19
Check out my latest article: The Future of Physician Employment is Beginning to Look Like the Past via
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Hans Duvefelt, MD May 19
Replying to @waynesadin
Thanks for your support!
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Hans Duvefelt, MD May 19
Restaurants and banks have technology that speeds up their work, why doesn’t healthcare? The New England Journal of Medicine explains why.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD May 17
Double Exposure: Today I’m on both KevinMD and The Healtcare Blog.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD May 13
I sometimes wonder why it is that medical specialties are divided up the way they are; you need to know the diagnosis before knowing what specialist to see. I mean, why isn’t there a belly pain speciality?
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Hans Duvefelt, MD May 11
This morning I read a touching essay in The New York Times by an ENT resident at Harvard, Alessandra Colaianni, which prompted me to read more stories by her and others...
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Hans Duvefelt, MD May 11
Wonderful piece in NYT, which led me to Ars Medica and your piece about how we all are acting when we do our work as doctors.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD May 6
Imagine if you pull up to an ATM for $40 in cash and the machine insists on going over your annual budget with you. That’s what primary care feels like sometimes.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD May 4
How common is tardive dyskinesia from Metoclopromide, REALLY? The empty promise of Suicide Prevention. Critiquing The Harvard Business Review’s healthcare issue.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD May 3
Shrimp From 5 U.K. Rivers Have One Thing in Common: Cocaine, via
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Hans Duvefelt, MD May 3
Replying to @FMEC_
Thanks for your kind mention.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD May 2
Today’s Doctors: Colleagues or Free Agents? We must break our professional isolation: A case for resurrecting the Doctors Lounge.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Apr 29
You’re running late and many things didn’t go right today. You knock on the door and enter the exam room with an apology. You sit down and open the patient’s chart on the big desktop, eyes not exactly locked on the patient.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Apr 27
How big is the risk of cancer from angiotensin receptor blockers? I finally have a number. Plus other items from the journals...
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Apr 25
40 years: A daydreaming introverted schoolboy seemingly suddenly turned gray haired senior physician, old enough to retire but not until now in the prime of my grasp of what it means to be a doctor.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Apr 22
“We must face the next big challenge, which isn’t talked about much yet, of helping a large cohort of young adults (with opioid use disorder) catch up from a decade or two of skipping classes in the school of life.”
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Apr 20
Why patients come in with seemingly trivial concerns; Knee pain? Maybe you have a fabella; Measles, herd immunity - people don’t understand...
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Apr 18
Choosing how to behave in any given patient encounter is not “acting” in the sense of not being yourself. It is being tuned in to each patient in each instance and filling the need each one has:
“How can I help you today?”

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Hans Duvefelt, MD Apr 15
Mainstream medicine is becoming more and more firmly pigeonholed in the whirlwind of consumerism and electronic immediacy.
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Hans Duvefelt, MD Apr 14
The Achorn theory...
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