Do you Want to Know the Doctors Salary in Germany?
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Do you Want to Know the Doctors Salary in Germany?

If you are in Germany, medical doctor salary will vary depending on specialization. The average salary in Germany changes according to field of specialization: internal medicine at €55,776; neurologist at €45,693; general practice at €46,000; cardiologist at €49,579; family physician at €74,546; ophthalmologist at €36,000; and radiologist at €80,000. There …

Female doctor suspended for having sex with patient
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Female doctor suspended for having sex with patient

An outback doctor who suggested sex with a patient after examining his genitals, and had sex with a different patient soon after treating his wife and step-daughter has been suspended for three months. General practitioner Dr Biljana Nikolova-Trask, from Broken Hill in NSW, has had her medical registration suspended for three …

UK surgeon pleads guilty of branding patients' livers with his initials
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UK surgeon pleads guilty of branding patients’ livers with his initials

A British surgeon has pleaded guilty to marking his initials on the livers of two patients with a laser beam during transplant operations. The renowned liver, spleen and pancreas surgeon, Simon Bramhall, 53, committed the offences at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital in February and August 2013. He was suspended later …

Surviving Your First Year as a Doctor
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Surviving Your First Year as a Doctor

It’s your biggest dream and quite possibly your biggest fear at the same time. Your intern year. The year where you are officially called a “doctor” by hospital staff, your colleagues, and your loved ones. This major milestone after medical school is one of the most exciting (and challenging) ones …

Did medical school desensitize doctors to debt?
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Did medical school desensitize doctors to debt?

The high-pitched wail of the pneumatic saw cutting through the tibia, and the little bits of tissue the blade flung onto the surgeon’s gown were not enough to get to me the first time I saw a surgery, during my senior year in high school. It was the smell. Sliding …

Medical workers: Vaccinate yourselves first
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Medical workers: Vaccinate yourselves first

Just under half of health care workers do not get their annual flu vaccine. Some of these workers contract the flu and unknowingly transfer it to their sick hospitalized patients, and in some cases, because of them passing the flu along, those patients die.   We know the most important reason …

Surprise! Doctors spend more time with computers than with patients
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Surprise! Doctors spend more time with computers than with patients

Medical appointments are getting shorter by the year. Sometimes it feels like doctors have no time to spend with their patients. What’s to blame for these brief clinical interactions? It could be the electronic health record, or EHR. Because of changes in how insurance companies and the government pay for …

A first-time case in a 35-year medical career
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A first-time case in a 35-year medical career

A couple of years ago I saw a young man with pain in his lower right abdomen. I sent him for an urgent CT scan with a “wet read” to check for appendicitis. It was afternoon, and things were crazy at the office. I forgot all about the pending CT …

What Doctors Should Ignore
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What Doctors Should Ignore

Sickle cell anemia was first described in 1910 and was quickly labeled a “black” disease. At a time when many people were preoccupied with an imagined racial hierarchy, with whites on top, the disease was cited as evidence that people of African descent were inferior. But what of white people …