I am quite active on Quora. I have a Quora Space. You can find it here.

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Here’s a list of a selection of my posts. Click on the item to view the post.


Quora posts

Catastrophic health expenditure

In simple terms, a catastrophic health expenditure is a healthcare-related bill that exceeds your capacity to pay. It often involves the encashment of savings and assets, including, at times, homes and businesses. It can impoverish and devastate families for many years. ...

The final exit: Dealing with terminal illness

There are many major elements of terminal illness that are important. In my practice, this situation is possibly the hardest encounter I have had with patients and their families. ...

Why is clinical reasoning important?

Reasoning is important in any walk of life, not just medical practice. Simply put, you encounter a situation, get some input or information from it, make a reasoned-out assessment, do some research on the subject, and then carry out a response. The practise of Medicine involves the same approach but modified for the specific purpose of managing illness. ...

Electronic health records

Electronic health records (EHR) are now a standard in quality healthcare delivery. They offer numerous benefits and advantages over the conventional paper record. Yet, doctors are intensely dissatisfied with having to use them. ...

Choosing Medicine as a career

If you have the ability to feel other’s pain, and, without letting it get you down, do everything to help them, then that’s all you need for a medical career. Keep with it and you will be a terrific doctor. ...

Second opinions in medical practice

Any doctor who is secure in their own reasoning and judgment should not feel threatened or insulted by the request for a second opinion. Offering a patient the option of a second opinion is one of the major tenets of ethical medical practice. A patient always retains the right to seek confirmation or rebuttal of the diagnosis or treatment offered by the primary doctor when there is lack of confidence, for whatever reason. ...

How to get the best value from your routine health check up

Despite all the publicity and money spent, there is no good evidence that these check ups have a major impact. There are very few tests that have a reasonable impact on preventing or detecting common disorders. ...

Risk from surgical procedures

Even experienced surgeons can rarely explain the risks of surgical procedures completely. Risk is only a proportion, a probability at best, not a guarantee. Adverse outcomes, as far as the patient in concerned, either happen or don’t: 0 or 100%. ...
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