Eric Postal, MD, is a diagnostic radiologist with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The Expertise of Ignorance
If you allow yourself to adopt an uninformed opinion, you’ll be resistant to facts that undermine it if/when they come your way.
No Finishing Line
Our professional 'peak' is always transforming--and that's a good thing.
An Easier Climb Back Into the Saddle
Maybe it’s my psych degree talking, but it seems to me that punishing someone every time they come back from vacation is not a great way to make them feel good about the job to which they’re returning.
Battles Lost, Skirmishes Won: The Campaign Continues
Standing up for what you think is right (or ridiculous) isn’t always easy--or necessary.
Finding time away for rads can be complicated – but, it’s necessary.
The F-word: Think It, Just Don’t Say It
Rely on facts rather than persuasion when dealing with fairness.
One Size Fits All. And, If You Believe That…
Think long-term when considering teleradiology hires.
Trust Me, I’m an Expert
Sometimes letting your work speak for itself is best.
Being outside the standard deviation isn’t always a bad thing.
Let Yourself Be Pleasantly Surprised
Being open to the positives in your daily life will actively decrease the negatives you see.
Where Are the Reinforcements??!?
Radiology could benefit from actions that support and encourage productivity.
The Slow Guy
The benefits of – and opportunities for – a slower reader.
Overall, radiology is filled with safe assumptions that allow providers to conduct daily work.
Don’t Make Me Get Interested
Providing something productive to focus on can help side-step unwanted attention.
The Other Side of the Coin: Sticking Out Like a Not-Sore Thumb
What does it take to stand out from your crowd of peers?
The potential impetus behind wanting to take the reins of leadership.
Demand and Supply…and More Demands
Know what you have -- and know how it compares to the market.
When STAT is the norm, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate.
A New PACS and a Different Way To Brush Your Teeth
Adaptation to change is key to growth—both personal and professional.
The WOEs of Radiology
When something you see on an image stops you in your tracks.
Positive acknowledgement can go a long way.
The frustrations and realities of re-imaging orders that come back around quickly.
Crest of a Wave
For radiology practices, paying attention to – and offering to meet – industry needs can help differentiate you from the pack.
The Troubleshooter: Conspicuous If Absent
Identifying someone to pinpoint and fix problems could result in a more smoothly run organization.
Hold-ups and Holding Up at the Other End
If things seem inequitable, take a step back for evaluation.
…But, Do We Click?
Is there a strategy that works best for teleradiology compensation?
The Teleradiology Information Exchange
Sharing the details of teleradiology companies can level the playing field for all.
Radiology, in an imperfect world, can always be improved.
Brainstorms Without Dry Spells
Eliminating time frames for idea generation can frequently lead to more robust discussion and creativity.
Friendly Competition: An Exercise in Re-framing
Instead of concentrating on mis-steps and failures, focus on the opportunities they create.
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