The Humans of Medicine

Inspiring Patient and Physician Stories

Every issue of Physician Outlook features ordinary and extraordinary patients and physicians who tell their stories. The overuse of data-driven and algorithm-rich practices often leaves both patient and healer unsatisfied and unhappy. We must never lose our humanity in medicine, and these stories show us why.

Why Physicians Matter: Jon's Story

Why Physicians Matter: Jon's Story

A fellow physician posted this story on social media with permission from the patient, "Jon" and his wife, who asked ...

Be Brave Enough to Speak Up!

Be Brave Enough to Speak Up!

Sometimes we are not only fighting the disease we may have, but also a system that might be working against ...

Advocacy and Excellence

Advocacy and Excellence

Being a patient advocate is one of the most important things we do as Physicians. The most crucial elements of ...