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Business Insight presented by Arlington Dermatology The biggest challenges of Medicine It is quite common knowledge that attending medical school is not easy. Long hours of book studies, extremely difficult lab classes, overwhelming schedules of rotations, sleepless nights due to 'on call' schedules as residents, you name it. Being a doctor is an honor but it comes with sacrifices. These sacrifices take toll on your mind and body, and on your family. Medical education does not end in medical school. It actually starts there: all doctors must continue their education to maintain their license and to be up to date with the progress of medical science. All the above is challenging and sometimes difficult to keep up with. Often, after years of practicing, doctors become so used to the daily routine that patients become a part of that routine. Our healthcare system does not make conversation you had with your doctor. it easier: with the rules and coverages This is what I mean by the doctor-patient would not even be able to repeat the it looks like numbers. This combination of remember what we discussed and I need routine and systemic focus on numbers rather than human individuals create de- humanization of medicine. And this is the schedules, it is very easy to limit the most difficult challenge: not to bend to doctors' work to diagnosis and treatment. the routine and not to become a victim of And that is a very important part of our numbers. Certainly, we count patients with skin cancer but they are not numbers. Each medicine is to not limit our practicing to remember that too. After years of practicing and long skills. This is what we studied in medical school. The biggest challenge of today's difficult to be 100% able to remember recognition of human body and soul, each and every story but it is exciting and with identifying a true need of every to hear it. Stories keep changing. Every patient. No matter who they are and why patient is a human body and soul, and they visit your office. This is the doctors'art documenting the numbers of basal cell of healing. carcinoma is medically necessary but we need to go far beyond that. We need to see and recognize that there is a body mean it as not just a doctor. It extends to and soul in front of us every time we see another patient. Maintaining a healthy and vigorous personnel owe you the same respect and doctor-patient relationship means recognition of you as a human being in extending our medical care beyond need of medical assistance and not just a diagnosis and treatment, and identifying number. a true need. That need may be identified in various options of treatments or sometimes, no treatment at all. Didn't it happen to you? You go to your need medical help is a breach of our own primary care office with a sore throat and humanity. you leave with a prescription. But you Now, I should mention that when I speak about a doctor-patient relationship, I truly all medical providers and all healthcare workers. The nurses and even billing Dehumanization of individuals in any circumstances is ridiculous. Dehumanization of individuals who Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net Business Insight presented by Arlington Dermatology The biggest challenges of Medicine It is quite common knowledge that attending medical school is not easy. Long hours of book studies, extremely difficult lab classes, overwhelming schedules of rotations, sleepless nights due to 'on call' schedules as residents, you name it. Being a doctor is an honor but it comes with sacrifices. These sacrifices take toll on your mind and body, and on your family. Medical education does not end in medical school. It actually starts there: all doctors must continue their education to maintain their license and to be up to date with the progress of medical science. All the above is challenging and sometimes difficult to keep up with. Often, after years of practicing, doctors become so used to the daily routine that patients become a part of that routine. Our healthcare system does not make conversation you had with your doctor. it easier: with the rules and coverages This is what I mean by the doctor-patient would not even be able to repeat the it looks like numbers. This combination of remember what we discussed and I need routine and systemic focus on numbers rather than human individuals create de- humanization of medicine. And this is the schedules, it is very easy to limit the most difficult challenge: not to bend to doctors' work to diagnosis and treatment. the routine and not to become a victim of And that is a very important part of our numbers. Certainly, we count patients with skin cancer but they are not numbers. Each medicine is to not limit our practicing to remember that too. After years of practicing and long skills. This is what we studied in medical school. The biggest challenge of today's difficult to be 100% able to remember recognition of human body and soul, each and every story but it is exciting and with identifying a true need of every to hear it. Stories keep changing. Every patient. No matter who they are and why patient is a human body and soul, and they visit your office. This is the doctors'art documenting the numbers of basal cell of healing. carcinoma is medically necessary but we need to go far beyond that. We need to see and recognize that there is a body mean it as not just a doctor. It extends to and soul in front of us every time we see another patient. Maintaining a healthy and vigorous personnel owe you the same respect and doctor-patient relationship means recognition of you as a human being in extending our medical care beyond need of medical assistance and not just a diagnosis and treatment, and identifying number. a true need. That need may be identified in various options of treatments or sometimes, no treatment at all. Didn't it happen to you? You go to your need medical help is a breach of our own primary care office with a sore throat and humanity. you leave with a prescription. But you Now, I should mention that when I speak about a doctor-patient relationship, I truly all medical providers and all healthcare workers. The nurses and even billing Dehumanization of individuals in any circumstances is ridiculous. Dehumanization of individuals who Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net