This blog, written from an Internal Medicine physician’s perspective, is for physicians and nonphysicians alike, with reflections on a variety of topics, with focus on the “human” side of medicine: social and cultural aspects, doctor-patient relationships, communication, tech, and social media.

Linda Pourmassina, MD is an Internal Medicine physician currently working in healthcare technology (Product Physician – Innovation and Strategy at 98point6). Previously, she had a full-time primary care practice in Seattle and was also a columnist for the Seattle Times. She is a member of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and has co-chaired of the Washington Chapter ACP Women in Medicine group. You can also find her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Statements on this blog reflect the author’s personal opinions and do not represent the views or policies of the author’s employer, past or present, or any other organization with which the author may be affiliated. They are also not to be viewed as personal medical care, but rather for the purpose of general knowledge. The reader is strongly encouraged to speak to his/her own physician for medical advice.