M. K. Czerwiec, RN; Amber Pincavage, MD; Vineet M. Arora, MD, MAPP
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Author Information: M.K. Czerwiec, RN, MA, is the artist-in-residence at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; her work can be seen at www.comicnurse.com. Amber T. Pincavage, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Vineet M. Arora, MD, MAPP, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago.
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Dr. Pincavage: University of Chicago Department of Medicine, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 3051, Chicago, IL 60637.
Dr. Arora: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2007 AMB W216, Chicago, IL 60637.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: M.K. Czerwiec, A.T. Pincavage, V.M. Arora.
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Clifford C. Dacso, MD, FACP
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June 1, 2015
And the purpose of this graphic is....?
I am certain that this happens. Probably every day, somewhere. But if I were to publish this sort of observation in the Annals, I might at least suggest an "and therefore..." Maybe the "referring" physician should be contacted and informed that his records were somewhat incomplete. I wonder what sort of program would graduate such a physician. But seriously, what is the value of one more anecdotal example of bad medicine? Yes, I have a sense of humor and no, this is not funny.
Czerwiec MK, Pincavage A, Arora VM. Annals Graphic Medicine - Mr. S Changes Doctors. Ann Intern Med. 2015;162:W127-W128. doi: 10.7326/G14-0008
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