Luisella Magnani Poster Presentation for the American Delirium Society


I just got a message from Luisella Magnani about her poster presentation for the American Delirium Association Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Her poster has been accepted and, as usual, is gorgeous. Click to enlarge.     She has been working on her studies in delirium in preverbal children for several years now and always dedicates her […]

William R. Yates: A Physician Leader Who Retired To Something

Dr. William R. Yates

So I was thinking about Bill Yates yesterday and decided to google him. I haven’t seen or heard from him in years. Bill is actually the originator of the Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) case conference that we do regularly in order to live the principle of lifelong learning. You can see his energy […]

CPCP: Psychosocial Adjustment to Ostomy


Well, every once in a great while, I have to pitch in and make a Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) presentation and this one is on an issue which I generally don’t get called about. Really, the last time I acted as a psychiatric consultant regarding a patient’s difficult adjustment to a colostomy was […]

What’s My Capacity for Getting Small?

Robin's eggs

There are so many things which remind me of my work that I often find it difficult to take it easy. I know we have Alice, the new mascot, but she doesn’t need me to walk her as much as Nigella did. Walking Nigella clear over to the Gift Shop did wonders for shrinking my […]

The MOC Controversy and the Seven Deadly Sins


I’ve noticed it’s getting harder to keep a sense of humor about the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) lately, especially since the publication of the 3rd Newsweek opinion piece by Kurt Eichenwald on the finances of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), “Medical Mystery: Making Sense of ABIM’s Financial Report.” You probably won’t get to read the […]