Saleh Aldasouqi, MD, FACE, ECNU, is professor of medicine and chief of the endocrinology division at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing. His writing combines insights from his years of caring for patients and training physicians in the U.S. and internationally.

“From the Doctor’s Bag” is a blog about topics at the intersection of humanities and medicine — topics without a P-value or area under the curve. It takes a mostly lighthearted view of issues that affect health care providers as professionals and members of society, parents, siblings, spouses, neighbors or friends.

BLOG: Whose bag is it?

September 5, 2017

When I launched this blog I proposed it as one that would be dedicated to topics blending medicine and humanity; topics with personal reflections and without P values…

BLOG: Do insurance companies reimburse for jokes?

August 15, 2017

The title of this post is not a joke, it was excerpted from a foreword by Francisco Contreras, MD, for the book, Healing through Humor, by Charles and Frances Hunter…

BLOG: The Engineer-Doctor

August 2, 2017

The post title does not refer to an engineer with a PhD in engineering but it refers to the example of an engineer who then switched jobs and became a doctor. I

BLOG: Until the last breath

July 18, 2017

This blog was very hard to write. The blog title may ring a bell to dedicated Yanni’s fans, as the title is derived from one of Yanni’s songs, “Until

BLOG: International medical graduate, ICU and July 1st

June 30, 2017

It’s 11:45 pm, July 1st, his first call in the ICU and his first day of Internal Medicine residency. He came all the way across the continents and oceans to end

BLOG: Hit by a car

June 21, 2017

In this blog, I am still discussing empathy, this post is about the experience of a doctor who had a traffic accident. The experience was beautifully narrated by the

BLOG: The Shoe Club

June 6, 2017

This blog is in some ways, part 2 of my previous blog where I talked about empathy in medicine and how the doctor-patient relationship can be enhanced. In my case, I

BLOG: The doctor, the patient, the movie

May 16, 2017

As a clinician, practicing endocrinology in the traditional way for about 2 decades, I had once been a doctor who had practiced medicine in the old fashion, doctoring

BLOG: Happy Mother's Day, again

May 2, 2017

Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14th. People across the nation will celebrate the mothers in their lives: their own mothers, grandmothers…

BLOG: When you cross the bridge

April 18, 2017

“When you cross the bridge, they will ask you about this.” I have been using this statement repeatedly over the last few years during my problem-based…