Practitioner Tip of the Month – August 2019

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Practice Tip

Do You Really Need To Do That?

Often times we, as clinicians, think that only we can do a certain task.  However, I challenge you to monitor your thoughts when doing said task.  Much like a computer, you likely have various ‘programs’ you run in your head.  These programs can be broken down into a series of decisions.  If these decisions are identified, you come away with a process, or a program, you can teach someone else.

The challenge is monitoring your own thinking and trying to identify these series of decisions; to map out your decision-making process.  Then, to identify what criteria you use in tagging a decision as yes or no.

This is a crucial task.  The more you can do this, and the better you can get at this, the more value you have added to the market place.  Why?  Because you have found a way to simplify what may otherwise seem to be a complex process.  This is a major driver of how technologies and services become more affordable.

With this in mind, monitor your time in your practice.  Look for where your involvement might not be needed.  This opens to door to then training someone else to assist, thus freeing up your time for tasks that only you can do.

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6 thoughts on “Practitioner Tip of the Month – August 2019

  1. Do you have insight onto the relative potency of flagyl vs neomycin against CH4 SIBO? Do you have a read on other antibiotics that are helpful?

    (I do not find Xifaxan to be helpful in my CH4 patients and did not include it for that reason – if you disagree I would be interested in that as well.)

    -Joe

    1. A few papers have compared other Abx to Rifax/Neo, including Flag and they stack up pretty evenly and in some cases better. Just gave a quick check and couldn’t find in my notes. Other Abx to work, they may have higher AE but you have to weight that against the pro of improvement of the patients GI. Also, remember probios can reduce AEs.

  2. Do you have insight onto the relative potency of flagyl vs neomycin against CH4 SIBO? Do you have a read on other antibiotics that are helpful?

    (I do not find Xifaxan to be helpful in my CH4 patients and did not include it for that reason – if you disagree I would be interested in that as well.)

    -Joe

    1. A few papers have compared other Abx to Rifax/Neo, including Flag and they stack up pretty evenly and in some cases better. Just gave a quick check and couldn’t find in my notes. Other Abx to work, they may have higher AE but you have to weight that against the pro of improvement of the patients GI. Also, remember probios can reduce AEs.

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