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Better Patient Communication
by Toni Patt
I overheard a conversation while walking to the garage this afternoon that made me shake my head in disbelief. Someone immediately behind me was attempting to explain the results of an MRI scan to someone else over the phone. The only parts the caller Read More...
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Wrong Impression
by Toni Patt
I keep thinking about a conversation I had a few weeks ago. I met a man for lunch. It was supposed to be a date. Instead it was a discussion about an ex-girlfriend of his who'd had a stroke. She was in her 30s and the stroke was a result of cocaine use. Read More...
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Insights on Interviewing
by Toni Patt
The last few weeks have been a little different for us. We've been interviewing applicants for the two open positions on the rehab unit. I say this is a unique because we have more applicants than open positions. Usually we have open positions and no Read More...
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No Bridging the Gap
by Toni Patt
One of our rehab techs is planning to apply to PTA school. He wants to eventually go to PT school and thought this would help him get accepted when the time came. He also thought it would cut down on the time it takes to get his DPT. He was more than Read More...
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Making Their Loved One Better
by Toni Patt
Yesterday I was talking to a non-PT friend. I was describing some of my severely impaired patients. I told my friend I don't understand what those families think I can do. They want their loved ones to have a therapist but I have little to work with. Read More...
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