Articles from Quality Insights Medical Director - Dr. Edward Sobel

Flashback to 1967   (7/20/2016)

by Dr. Edward Sobel, Medical Director, Quality Insights of Delaware

"Boy," bellowed Professor Green. Oh no, here it comes. As his eyes swept across the classroom seats filled with mostly third year pre-med students, we all knew what was coming. It was another opportunity to earn points toward professor Marcus Green's 'You're Not Getting a recommendation to Medical School' list. 

Where's Mr. Sobel?" Professor Green questioned.

By Dr. Edward Sobel, Quality Insights of Delaware, Medical Director

In my travels around the state, one of the most frequent complaints I hear is, “This computer just slows me down. I can document a visit on paper a lot faster than with this computer.” That may be true for a number of reasons, due to issues both internal as well as external to your practice. I do sympathize with you. There is no question that a lot of the technology we need in our practices has yet to be developed and deployed.

by Dr. Edward Sobel, Medical Director, Quality Insights of Delaware

Cleave is an interesting word. It is perhaps the only word that has two diametrically opposed meanings.

Cleave: (1) to split or sever something as in “he used an ax to cleave the wood.” Or it can be used to mean, (2) to adhere closely, as in, “he really cleaves to his principles.

We tend to choose the second definition in practice. We hear physicians say, “I want my practice to be like it was. I don’t want it to change. I want to care for my patients just like I always have.”