Silverdale Pediatrics is the medical practice I own that my father started in 1971. He and I were in practice together for 16 years before his death in 2017. Since then, I have been working solo.
My practice is old-fashioned. I do not use electronic health records and practice medicine with my “eyes up” using paper charts. I fight against the corporatization of my profession in order to preserve the physician-patient relationship, something I hold sacred. I know all my patients by name.
I am a justice-seeker and hope you enjoy this “front line” perspective on the politics of medicine.
My primary goal is to educate patients so they can advocate for themselves.
My book, Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare, was written for exactly this reason. Please check out the website. https://www.patientsatrisk.com/
Honesty, Advocacy, and Transparency always.