Medical Speech Pathology

Curiosity, Dialogue, and Knowledge

Documentation Dilemmas

In April of this year, I took a new job within my company where I scrutinize documentation and educate on how to document,  to ensure that the patients at our … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

An Ounce of Prevention

by Eve Pearce (Guest Contributor) ***Many thanks to Eve for sharing her time and expertise with this information! Dietary Changes to Prevent a Recurrent Stroke Just short of 800,000 Americans … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Words Words Words

My father told me what his seminary professor told him; he said, “Son, fall in love with words.  You can do whatever you want to, if you can master them.” … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Being Earnest (in diagnostic testing)

Earnest- (adj.) 1. serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous: an earnest worker. 2. showing depth and sincerity of feeling: earnest words; an earnest entreaty. 3. seriously important; demanding or receiving serious attention. Many of you are already earnestly seeking precise diagnostic information before you begin treating your patients.  Some of you are not. … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · 4 Comments

Serving Our Patients by Studying Our Numbers

Whenever someone participates in an activity and enjoys it, they seek to justify their participation by employing reason, invoking emotional pleas, disparaging the quality of other competing activities (regardless of … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Bedside Manner

The space between myself and my patients is necessary. When I’m too close to my patients, they don’t listen. They think they can ignore me like they ignore a friend’s … Continue reading

July 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

An Epiphany

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying… Realizations don’t come cheap for me. I bounced around … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

A Different Point of View

By Amy Shissler, DPT “Remember that you do not need to know. You do need to be thoughtful and humble.” -John Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP I’m 31 years old. At the … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Breaking Down Walls

What do Duke, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Max Planck Society (Germany), and many other public and private institutions both in the … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 6 Comments

Productivity Problems

There are at least two sides to every argument.  This holds true with the issue of productivity in the medical field.  I’ve recently been reading a running thread from the … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · 8 Comments