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What Keeps These Physicians Up at Night?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

At the movies or in bed, these physicians share how their personal lives are often invaded by worry: how is that patient doing, and did I do everything right or all that I could?

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Physician Voice: Why and How Did You Become a Doctor?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Six Harvard physicians discuss their decision to go into medicine and the sometimes circuitous routes that got them there.

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Today’s Doctor Seeing a Shift in the Risk-Reward Ratio
By Lisa A. Ferzoco, MD

There is nothing like the personal satisfaction from taking care of patients. However, I think the grief versus reward ratio is shifting and with today’s system changes, there is risk for more grief.

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Worries Stay with You After the Workday Ends
By Lisa A. Ferzoco, MD

If you have just done a laparoscopic surgery, things don’t look normal.

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Lisa Ferzoco, MD
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

The patient who has a hernia that's bothering him — I'm going to fix it. He's going to wake up in the morning and not have a hernia anymore.

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Hiep Nguyen, MD
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Child Vietnam War refugee, now Co-director of Robotic Surgery at a Harvard teaching hospital? Hiep Nguyen says it’s not as unlikely a journey as it looks. 

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Robotics Can Help Bring Patients Closer to Their Doctors
By Hiep Nguyen, MD

Hiep Nguyen, MD performs and teaches robotic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, but he says technology is only a means to an end.

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Physician Burden Like No Other Profession
By Tessa Hadlock, MD

Tessa Hadlock, MD discusses the unique burden of keeping someone alive, or preventing a fatal medical error.

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Tessa Hadlock, MD
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

As her practice and reputation grow, Dr. Hadlock identifies a shortcoming in the medical profession: the lack of a process for saying “no.” Right now, medical institutions rarely provide operational support to physicians for career evaluation or setting limits. The most successful are the most vulnerable.

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He Thinks of Patient-Doctor Relationship as Holy
By Hiep Nguyen, MD

Hiep Nguyen, MD marvels at the sacred nature of trust between doctor and patient. As a robotic surgery leader at Boston Children’s Hospital, he believes technology has the potential to bring physicians closer to patients.


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