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Alan Spiro
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A Price Tag on Empathy
 
In Palm Springs this November, quality care pioneer Tom Lee will tell us about his quest to update the ethos of healthcare by leaving behind its “last century dysfunction” and focusing on reducing suffering: http://tedmed.com/speakers/show?id=526470
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Challenging Paradigms: Practicing at the Top of Your License
The industrial revolution has come to healthcare.  Old paradigms – from routine physicals to
even the concept of the doctor as the captain of the ship – are being
challenged as we try to find more efficient ways to deliver high quality care.  However as fas...
The industrial revolution has come to healthcare.  Old paradigms – from routine physicals to even the concept of the doctor as the captain of the ship – are being challenged as we try to find more efficient ways to deliver hi...
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This wonderful Youtube video is a children's story starring my friend, Rabbi Yaphet Almo, a rabbi, a scholar, a teacher and a tireless worker for Ethiopian Israelis. The story in Amharic with Hebrew subtitles tells of a young girl who comes home from school having suffered thoughtless racism who is told the story of a wise woman in an Ethiopian Jewish village who breaks down the barriers and suspicions between her village and the nearby Christian village. The video is produced by Abayenesh Productions, which was established in 2012 by Yafet's talented daughter Esti with a goal to bring Ethiopian Israelis stories to the screen.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1Iseb04t3o
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My Recent Hospital Stay: Getting the Joke
I was home following my hospital stay, trying to modify my
lifestyle and attempting to adjust to new medication to help me deal with my angina
(chest pain due to heart disease) when the 5 page letter, using words that only
a lawyer could love, came from the...
I was home following my hospital stay, trying to modify my lifestyle and attempting to adjust to new medication to help me deal with my angina (chest pain due to heart disease) when the 5 page letter, using words that only a ...
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The gift that you get from great teachers.
Last week I had the privilege of spending a day with a group of physicians who transcend the science of medicine and are true practitioners of the healing arts.  They are people who recognize that the role of health care goes...
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Excellent article. Don't know how you can keep topping yourself.
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A few weeks have passed since my kidney stone attack and my visit to an Emergency Room.  Time brings healing and perspective: it brings the ability to reflect on the experience and to hopefully gain new insights.  The time si...
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Thank you.  I am although the older I get the longer it takes to bounce back.  
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My latest post.  What is means to practice at the top of your license
The industrial revolution has come to healthcare.  Old paradigms – from routine physicals to even the concept of the doctor as the captain of the ship – are being challenged as we try to find more efficient ways to deliver hi...
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Good post. Finished it. A lesson in reading half way through

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Good doctors ask caring questions.  This study also used experience from Accolade Health Assistants and I am grateful for the authors' involvement of Accolade in this important work.  
There are two ways to learn what is really going on with another person who seems to be struggling: by asking them or by waiting for them to tell you. It turns out that when care providers are proa...
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My Recent Hospital Stay and the Care of the Computer
This did happen but should
not be seen as disparaging the nurses and doctors who were responsible for my
care.  They performed my procedure efficiently
and skillfully.  Those health
professionals are just working in a healthcare system undergoing dramatic
c...
This did happen but should not be seen as disparaging the nurses and doctors who were responsible for my care.  They performed my procedure efficiently and skillfully.  Those health professionals are just working in a healthc...
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The Gift
Last week I had the
privilege of spending a day with a group of physicians who transcend the
science of medicine and are true practitioners of the healing arts.  They are people who recognize that the role
of health care goes beyond the treatment of disease...
Last week I had the privilege of spending a day with a group of physicians who transcend the science of medicine and are true practitioners of the healing arts.  They are people who recognize that the role of health care goes...
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Doing Everything Right
A few weeks have passed since my kidney stone attack and my
visit to an Emergency Room.  Time brings
healing and perspective: it brings the ability to reflect on the experience and
to hopefully gain new insights.  The time
since my suffering this “minor” me...
A few weeks have passed since my kidney stone attack and my visit to an Emergency Room.  Time brings healing and perspective: it brings the ability to reflect on the experience and to hopefully gain new insights.  The time si...
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physician entrepreneur and master of the complexity of the health system
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  • Accolade
    Chief Medical Officer and Founding Management Team, 2007 - present
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Husband, Father, Grandfather, Physician, Health Care Entrepreneur
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Live in Atlanta, Work in Philadelphia, love my family and try to help those in need with the health care system
Education
  • Bronx High School of Science
    1966 - 1969
  • New York University
    English, Biology, 1969 - 1973
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medicine, 1973 - 1977
  • University of Chicago
    Medical Residency, 1977 - 1980
  • Harvard Medical School
    GI and Nutrition Fellowship, 1980 - 1982
  • Northwestern University
    Business, 1987 - 1989
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With cancer, sometimes there is no right answer
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Psychiatry residents need to learn psychotherapy
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