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May 16, 2017
Dr. Julia Close invites women attending the ASCO Annual Meeting to be a part of conversations about gender in medicine at the Women's Networking Center, either by joining for planned session or simply by stopping by to meet colleagues and have a cup of coffee.
May 12, 2017
Mr. Todd Pickard considers the effect of the team on professional burnout. Is your team a source of conflict and disappointment, or a source of confidence?
May 09, 2017
I take my responsibilities as a physician seriously. But when faced with my own sick child, everything on my to-do list—writing, research, even clinic—went out the window.
May 08, 2017
If you say things of consequence, there may be consequences; but the alternative is to be inconsequential. Particularly in these tumultuous times for health care and research, we need to speak up!
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Prateek Mendiratta, MD

Prateek Mendiratta, MD, is a clinical instructor in medicine at the Duke Cancer Institute. He is a community hematologist/oncologist  practicing at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, NCl. He treats adult patients with underlying solid tumors and malignant and benign hematological conditions. He has worked in multiple difference practice settings and has a strong desire to use the medical narrative to help improve the patient experience. Follow Dr. Mendiratta on Twitter @cancerdocinevo.

Dec 02, 2016
Writing a prescription is the easiest part of we do in clinic. The harder part is truly understanding the financial burden a cancer diagnosis inflicts on patients and their families.
Nov 21, 2016
When we are at the bedside, eye to eye with the patient and their families, we can do more than any website, journal, or even Dr. Google can to help our patients understand their cancer and their treatment.
Nov 12, 2016
A medical clinic is not set up for those who take their time, and efficiency is important. But in the short time we have for each patient visit, we must make an effort to be truly present with that person.
Nov 09, 2016
When the word “cancer” is evoked and you are asked to see an oncologist, a flood of emotions can occur. Often you are even unsure of what questions to ask. I hope this blog will help create a quick reference sheet for a patient during their office visit.
Nov 08, 2016
I will never forget the first patient I lost as an attending. Yes, I know that is cliché, but first-time experiences always resonate in our minds.
Nov 06, 2016
I have always been inspired by the wonderful writers in the field of medicine. Their ability to share their journeys offers a glimpse through the window of a patient and doctor interaction.

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