Stanford Medicine 25 Blog

  • Five Practices to Strengthen the Physician-Patient Relationship

    A new study authored by Stanford Medicine 25’s Donna Zulman and Abraham Verghese shares five practices they say can “enhance physician presence and meaningful connection with patients in the clinical encounter.”…

  • Humanizing the EHR

    In a recent CLOSLER feature, Jeffery Millstein of Penn Medicine reinforces a sentiment frequently shared by Stanford Medicine 25, writing that “the clinically excellent clinician makes an effort to know each patient’s unique story, moving beyond the confines of the content within the [electronic health record] EHR.”…

  • A Diagnosis of Nelson's Syndrome

    At age 15, Gillian noticed changes in her body that did not feel typical of a young adolescent woman.

  • Physicians Can Protect the Human Connection in Medicine

    In an episode of Medscape’s “Medicine and the Machine,” Stanford Medicine 25’s Abraham Verghese and Deep Medicine author Eric Topol explain that doctors must come together as advocates for the human connection in medicine.

  • Learning from the Bedside at the 5th Annual Stanford 25 Bedside Teaching Symposium

    Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, connected his talk at Stanford 25’s 5th Annual Bedside Teaching Symposium to a larger theme: the importance of working, teaching, and learning at the bedside.

  • The Art and Science of Patient Care

    In a perspective piece published in Wiley Online Library, author Robert Truog conveys the importance of the physical exam, writing that “from the beginning, touching has been integral to doctoring.”…

  • The Physical Exam Remains an Effective Tool for Physicians

    A new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine highlights the necessity of the physical exam in medicine concluding that “it not only contributes diagnostic information but is a therapeutic intervention in and of itself.”…

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