03 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

All Perspectives Required: Practice Makes Progress

Part III (This is the third installment in Healthier LGBT Populations – A Call for Perspective and Patience. Read Parts I and II.) “While we talk about the importance of practicing evidence-based medicine, the reality is that medical science is still very much an art. This is particularly true when caring for sexual minorities, since […]

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19 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Provider Perspective: Making Limited Time Count to Build Trust

The Journal of the American Medical Association published an article titled, “The Columbo Phenomenon” (Frolkis, 2013). The author thrusts the reader back in time to highlight Peter Falk, the actor who starred as Columbo in the popular detective television film beginning in 1968. Columbo was famous for ending each episode with, “Just one more thing…” […]

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16 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Electronic health records and health disparities: Can one help us solve the other?

“There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” John F. Kennedy In the last several years, the gaps in racial and ethnic health care and health outcomes have been widely reported. However, these reports are using data that’s tells […]

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15 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Blogging for health

As a doctor and Director of the Center for Health Policy, I spend a lot of time thinking about how we can improve the health and well-being of all Missourians. We face unprecedented challenges today: an uncertain economy, tighter budgets, crises in health due to emergencies, natural and man-made disasters, not to mention an aging […]

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