How Doctors Think? Oh, my ...

Mon, 10/12/2009 - 7:28am
Call me a nonconformist -- everybody else does. Yeah, I was the guy with long hair and a ZZ Top beard in college during the height of the “preppy” era. I even went so far as to sew an Izod alligator onto my flip flops just to be annoying.

I suppose I haven't really changed.

That's why I don't have a whole lotta use for books that paint physicians (or any group, for that matter) with a brush as wide as a '57 Caddy. Don't get me started on this guy, either, whose deeply flawed study on checklists in the OR has unfortunately been adopted as Gospel without being objectively repeated and verified.
So, how exactly do I think, you may ask. The stream of consciousness in my head that passes for rational thought is populated by all of those doctors that influenced me along the way --- their images and words just fly by so fast at times I have a hard time keeping up. Here's a little preview of a typical day for me … 

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