Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Dr. Karen Greenburg discusses stroke treatment on Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast

This week on the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Dr. Karen Greenberg, DO, a board-certified emergency medicine physician highly specialized in the treatment of neurologic emergencies, discusses treatment of stroke and other neurologic conditions. [Read more…]

Care-Giving Concerns

A Doctor Goes to a Clinic Appointment

Editor’s Note: Emily Howard, MD, PhD, was most recently a Staff Pathologist at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. She is currently working on a book, The American Health Care Community: A Guidebook. She will discuss [Read more…]

Donald M. Friedman, MD
Care-Giving Concerns

Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast #3: Navigating the Doctor-Patient Relationship, a conversation with Dr. Donald Friedman

In the third Jewish Sacred Aging podcast, Rabbi Address has a conversation with JSA contributor Dr. Donald Friedman about his journey from medical practitioner to the intersection of spirituality and health that he discusses in [Read more…]

Dr. Richard Malkin
Health and Wellness Programs

It hasn’t turned out like I expected, and that’s just fine

I took a relatively early retirement from my Pediatric practice of 35 years, leaving at age 60 after preparing several years for my family’s financial and my practice’s well- being.  Plenty of planning. I knew [Read more…]

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Health and Wellness Programs

Navigating the Doctor-Patient Relationship

A recent issue of Newsweek (April 23&30, 2012) had “The End of the Doctor-Patient Relationship” boldly displayed above the magazine’s logo.  Inside, the featured article was actually entitled, “The Doctor Will See You – If [Read more…]

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Health and Wellness Programs

Eight Characteristics That Make A Physician A Healer

The healing potential of the relationship between doctor and patient has long been recognized in the medical field.  Much has been written on how the healing that can occur goes way beyond the technical or [Read more…]

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Health and Wellness Programs

Empathy: How Does It Help Us Relate To Others and What Is Its Role in Medicine?

Empathy is a frequently misunderstood term that refers to one’s ability to understand and identify with another person’s emotional experiences and feelings.  The true empathic individual is aware and accepting of the other person’s thoughts, [Read more…]

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Thought Pieces

Why Listening Is So Important

There is a saying about listening that eloquently summarizes the nature of the process. The source of the words is unknown, but the message is universal – “God gave us two ears, but only one [Read more…]