On your way home, instead of NPR or the depressing news, listen to this uplifting and fascinating podcast that Brian McCurdy of HMP and I did with Morgan Wells.
If you’d prefer to read the transcript, you can find it here.
Helping The Patient Throughout A Wound Care Journey
- Morgan McCoy
- Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM
Here are just a few “teasers” from this amazing interview…
Have you ever fired a doctor because they wouldn’t play team ball?
Yeah. So throughout my journey, there was a lot of people who we had to part ways with. They either just weren’t willing to communicate with the other physicians…or [weren’t] validating our questions and our concerns and our big-picture view.
[I wanted] people who I genuinely felt like I could trust and who I genuinely felt cared for me as a person and not just a case study. And so, that was a big element of removing people from that team, is if they couldn’t play by our rules, we’ll find someone who can…
…I feel confident that I have a lot of patients with various levels of PTSD, and it’s never been part of the conversation about why they have certain difficulties coming in for treatment.
I think the PTSD element is something that is an ongoing thing… And some of the triggers are very clear like tubing, that’s an easily identifiable trigger. Beeping is a really big one. Anything that beeps, which is difficult to live in normal society where there’s trucks and microwaves and things that beep…I think it’s important for patients and physicians to realize this is a very common thing, whether people know that they have it or not.
There’s a lot more to hear about her pyoderma, about breaking the rules thoughtfully and about creating a healthcare team to handle a chronic wound.
If there’s a patient you’d like us to interview or who you would like to interview, it’s easy! Just email Brian at: [email protected]