My final LEAD course

This past week we completed the 35th LEAD (Leadership and Development) course which I began in 2002, shortly after assuming the role as National Chief Medical Officer of TeamHealth.  Since inception, we have had the privilege of teaching and inspiring over 1600 medical directors.  This was my final course.  I will discuss what it means…

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The Affordability of Compassion

To a great extent, the ability of a society to contain its pathology, and the disposition of its problems, is dependent on what it convinces itself it can afford. Shown below are two short teaching fables “Big Orange” and “The Take Down” that I use to train our health care providers about the incorrect and…

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Diary entry: Fredrick, Seven Pines and Gaines Mill

Fredrick, Seven Pines and Gaines Mill 9-20-13  Spent a half day revisiting the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Fredrick, Maryland.  Previously had toured the exhibits with a good friend five years ago.   This time I was accompanied by someone with an excellent clinical background that complemented my own, which expanded my appreciation for…

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