Perspectives

Perspectives

Commentary and highlights from contributors and readers

Managing Penicillin Allergies: The Infectious Disease Specialist’s Perspective

What advice would you give to hematologists in interpreting a patient’s report of penicillin allergy? Penicillin allergies are very commonly self-reported, by up to 5...

A Collaborative Inpatient Model of Hematology Care

The integration of advanced practice providers (APPs) – physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) – into academic and private hematology and oncology practices...

Integrating Palliative Care in Hematology

What are the goals of palliative care? Palliative care clinicians treat physical symptoms (pain- and non-pain-related) and also aim to alleviate psychological, social, and spiritual...

Don’t Just Do Something! Stand There.

It’s the hardest thing in the world to do – or not do, as the case may be. Someone has just been diagnosed with cancer....

How Does Your Practice Work? Three Easy Steps to an Effective Practice

In previous “Advanced Practice Perspective” columns, we’ve discussed the duties of advanced practice practitioners (APPs), including all of the various patient, research, and administrative...

These Are a Few of My Least Favorite Things

Although not validated by CLIA-certified genomics testing, I believe that I am certifiably of Scottish descent and, therein, probably have the genome of a...

Managing High Blood Pressure: The Cardiologist’s Perspective

Do you treat many patients for hypertension who also have hematologic malignancies? We definitely do, and obviously, some of that prevalence is due to age....

@BldCancerDoc, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Twitter

I am a recent convert to Twitter. For a while, I was the average Twitter Joe – following a few important people and being followed mainly...

Caregivers, Transitions, and a Chronic Disease Model

Diagnoses of hematologic malignancies are less common than solid tumor diagnoses, but several advances over the last decade have led to improved survival for...

Letter From a Cleveland Jail to the ABIM: Redux

Dear American Board of Internal Medicine, Remember me? I’m the guy who sent those other letters to you over the past couple of years, in...
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June 2019, Volume 5, Issue 7

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