There are some people whose purpose in life is to entertain. Some of us are fortunate to have them as our patients.... [Read More]
Physician Editor Simon M. Helfgott, MD, is associate professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, immunology and allergy at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He serves as director of education and fellowship training for the division and is actively involved in the curriculum redesign at the medical school.
Articles by Simon M. Helfgott, MD
Rheumatology is such a gratifying and emotionally rewarding medical specialty. There is no better feeling than helping patients with conditions whose proper diagnosis and management have eluded other practitioners. A patient with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) presents with pain, and a major clinical tenet of DISH has been its lack of association with pain.... [Read More]
The joys and the hazards of the Canadian single-payer universal healthcare program Canadian and the high-capacity and costly U.S. healthcare system.... [Read More]
Or, why I chose to become a rheumatologist... [Read More]