Author | Rebecca Bechhold, MD

Articles

Watch Where You Sit!

October 26, 2017

A recent study examined the influence of social interactions between cancer patients during chemotherapy sessions, finding that patients who spent time with other patients who died within 5 years had an increased risk of dying within 5 years themselves. Pardon me for being underwhelmed.

Is There a Shortage of Oncologists?

August 11, 2017

With some analyses warning of an impending oncologist shortage, are we truly approaching a point of critical need? Are practice extenders such as advanced practitioners the best solution to fill that gap or are there other options?

Women Doctors Aren’t Better; More Human? Maybe

April 14, 2017

You may have missed the report concluding that patients had lower readmission and mortality rates if they were under the care of female hospitalists vs their male counterparts. I know excellent physicians in both camps and some sorry ones as well.