Author | Andrea L. Brand, MD


The Murderer is a Man

November 02, 2016

This family physician would never have believed she'd feel compassion for a murderer. But then, she had a patient who was one.

Unique Antidote to Burnout: A Trip to the DMV

September 22, 2016

One clinician's encounter with kindness at the department of motor vehicles was just the Rx for burnout that day.

Swimming to Liberty: A Physician's Life Lesson

November 04, 2015

Forced to end a marathon athletic quest just short of the finish line, our blogger said it was "okay." She explains why and how it applies to medicine.

Thinking as a Lifesaver: What’s the Code for That?

August 06, 2015

My dermatologist had a gut feeling about a spot on my chest; that feeling saved my life. Code for "gut feeling," please.

Telemedicine: House Calls for the Millennium

July 27, 2015

After a virtual visit offering useful medical advice, I have found the patient more likely to follow up. Isn’t that the essence of primary care?