All tagged Emergency Physicians

Oscar Night in the ICU

In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives. Dr. Rob McMickle shares with us his experience working in the ICU while the Oscars are going on. “The Oscars will come and go year after year; but the most painfully dramatic and honest moments of human existence that require no stage, grandeur, self-importance, or smitten audience will continue to transpire daily in the unit.“

Best, Wang Shi Kai Email 5 Part 1

In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives, Dr. Rich AKA Wang Shi Kai returns to share with us more insights from his experience working as an Emergency Physician in China. He describes how the patient doctor relationship is broken. "A recent survey at my hospital found that almost 90% of respondents said they had been victims of physical abuse by patients.”

When Altruism Goes Wrong

In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives first time contributor, Whi Inh Shirley Bae, shares with us a story from her premed days. She was bright eyed and bushy tailed when she found an abused woman in the waiting room of the emergency department she was volunteering at. Instead of finding a social worker to help the woman, Shirley decided to take matters into her own hands.

Unbeknownst to the Patient

In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives Heaveen recalls her time shadowing in an Emergency Department during her first year of medical school. An altered patient is brought in by paramedics. The patient’s work up revealed a STEMI and within moments Heaveen is running with the transport team through the halls of the hospital as the patient is transferred to the cath lab.

Best, Wang Shi Kai Email 3 Part 2

In this conclusion of the third email from Wang Shi Kai, he shares with us more insights from his time practicing medicine in China. He shares stories of corruption in the form of kickbacks to doctors prescribing antibiotics, challenges faced by his Emergency Medicine Fellow, and much more. Narrative Medicine. Doctor Blog. Physician Blog. Emergency Medicine