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 a primary care physician who  practices at The Polyclinic in Seattle. She is also a columnist for the Seattle Times, writing for the “On Health”. She is a member of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and is on the steering committee for the Washington Chapter ACP Women in Medicine group. She has been an Advisory Board Member for Physician Information Systems since 2007. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter

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.