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Our perfect patients: how physicians can mold our practice to optimize everyone’s satisfaction

An internist recently shared a story about an elderly couple – both were her patients.  One day, the woman remarked, “I love you, because you tell me what you think.”  The doctor was flattered that her style was appreciated.  She felt … Continue reading

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The Magic of an Apology – a physician coach’s perspective

Yesterday, I cleared my calendar for the long-awaited delivery of a new dishwasher.  Arriving early so I wouldn’t miss the delivery hours, I imagined having a dishwasher that would work well, with a black face to match all the other … Continue reading

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Let’s talk friends, again: a physician coach’s RX for a happier life

Recently I wrote about Facebook friends and suggested that we each make some time to contact those people who are our real friends. This suggestion was based on data that shows that those with friends and support systems live longer and … Continue reading

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Be the Re-decider! A physician coach’s RX for a less stressful life

Many years ago our daughter signed up for a summer program, excited about the experience she anticipated she would have. What she encountered was quite different, and she instantly knew the program was not right for her. Although she was … Continue reading

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Aim in front of the ball – a physician coach’s perspective

On a recent trip to Newport RI, we took a golf lesson.  I admire instructors who are able to observe a student and understand exactly what needs to change.  It’s usually a very small aspect of what we’re doing, but they pick … Continue reading

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Tired of Conflict? A physician coach suggests commitment, acceptance and alignment

We live in an atmosphere of perpetual conflict that seems unsolvable and growing by the week. Military conflicts continue to escalate around the world.  Our government is ineffectual, as neither side wants to work together to find solutions. There are many … Continue reading

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Take a moment to listen to the voice of success: a physician coach listens and learns

As someone who loves to learn, I have gotten myself into many periods of overwhelm as I take on more things than I have time to deal with. Most recently, I signed up for a training I was really excited … Continue reading

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Don’t quit: advice from a physician coach

A friend recently shared with me a story from her karate days. As she and her cohort began to feel frustrated that they remained brown belts, their black belt still elusive, their instructor gathered them together in a somewhat conspiratorial … Continue reading

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Focus on the spaces

Yesterday, my husband took a ski lesson.  A very experienced skier, he decided to work on some advanced skills.  After skiing over moguls (big bumps of snow that really test your courage and skill – one local magazine commented, “it’s … Continue reading

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Take Ownership in Your Communication

President George W. Bush wanted us to become an “ownership society.” While the idea that all Americans should own their own home didn’t work out as well as President Bush had intended, there is one arena in which ownership is … Continue reading

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