Front-Cover-1.pngMay-June 2020 | Volume 103 | Issue 3

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

The lives of physicians today
Minnesota physicians share their schedules, their thoughts about medicine and their lives. No one is typical—but they all believe the connection between a physician and his or her patients is what made them go into this work in the first place—and what continues to give them joy.


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus in the premature
infant: off-label use of the Medtronic Microvascular Plug™

BY GURUMURTHY HIREMATH, MD; ELISABETH HEAL, DO; AND JOHN L. BASS, MD

Characteristics of clinical extrapulmonary nontuberculous mycobacteria isolates in Minnesota, 2013–2017

BY JOANNE TAYLOR, PHD; PAULA SNIPPES VAGNONE, MT; KIRK SMITH, DVM, MS, PHD; JACY WALTERS, PHD, MPH; NANCY WENGENACK, PHD; SHARON DEML, MT; PATRICIA FERRIERI, MD; AND RUTH LYNFIELD, MD


EDITOR'S NOTE

The importance of patient trust
Many patients are unnerved by the whole idea of going to the doctor… As we are seeing during the current
COVID-19 pandemic, lack of knowledge can create anxiety.
BY ZEKE MCKINNEY, MD


RECLAIMING JOY

Determine what matters most to you
You may have to adjust your ideas about what it means to practice medicine.
BY COREY MARTIN, MD


LIFE IN MEDICINE

Talking with patients about serious illness and death

To do it well, physicians have to get comfortable with mortality.
BY LINDA PICONE
 

THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE

The Physician Advocate / MMA NEWS

The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
MMA’s new advocacy tool. In-person events rescheduled as virtual. Day at the Capitol recap.


COMMENTARY

Medicine in the time of coronavirus

Everything has changed. A poem for today, and a request for your input.


ON CALL

Meet MMA physicians

Inell Rosario, MD, and Zachary Shaheen, MD, PhD