Adding Real Estate to Your Portfolio

November 11, 2015
James M. Dahle, MD, FACEP Modern portfolio theory suggests that adding additional asset classes with a solid return and low correlation with the rest…

Doctors' Best Time-Saving Tips

November 10, 2015
Everyone is pressed for time these days, but we doctors probably more than most. Paperwork alone is now estimated to consume one-sixth of the…

Dr. Paul Ballas Lost 60 Pounds Playing Xbox. . . and Wrote About How Others Can, Too

November 4, 2015
Dr. Paul Ballas If most people found out their doctor was spending a lot of time playing video games, they might get concerned. But when the…

The Best Advice in Six Words

November 3, 2015
When you need advice there’s no shortage of places to get it or people offering to give it. There’s therapy, of course, but also shelves…

Is There a Doctor in the House? Yep, and Some in the Senate, Too

October 28, 2015
Credit: Thinkstock/JPLDesigns With two physicians--Rand Paul and Ben Carson—vying to become the Republican presidential nominee, the country…

The Night Call (A Halloween Ghost Story)

October 28, 2015
    However, who can be sure? Doctors have a rule—they must never talk about the patients they have seen. ***This story has…

Code Black: An Emergency Hospital Situation, A Documentary, A New TV Series

October 21, 2015
 Code Black airs on CBS Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern time, 9 p.m. Central. Catch up on episodes you've missed at

Can This Jacket Protect You from Colds and Flu?

October 21, 2015
Wouldn’t it be ironic if you managed to avoid getting sick in spite of a waiting room full of patients with colds and flu…but then…

Teaching Doctors to be CEOs

October 14, 2015
For all the information crammed into doctors’ heads during medical school, then added to and enhanced during internship and residency…

The Richest Doctor in the World

October 14, 2015
Forbes Magazine placed him at #35 on their list of 400 richest people in America, estimating his net worth at $12.3 billion. He's also been dubbed…

A Lab Coat Especially for Women, Designed by a Woman Doctor

October 7, 2015
Dr. Leslie Latterman, a hospitalist and board-certified internist, clearly remembers when she had her “Aha” moment. “I came home…

Say "Bonjour-Hi!" to Magnifique Montreal

October 7, 2015
“Bonjour-hi!” is the greeting you’ll hear everywhere in Montreal, and it nicely sums up the vibe in this exciting, cosmopolitan…

Dr. Zubin Damania. . . aka ZDogg MD!

October 7, 2015
Dr. Zubin Damania, AKA ZDoggMD (, is a hospitalist, off-white rapper, and founder of Turntable Health…

Dr. Ken: Finally, a Real Doctor Stars in a TV Show about a Doctor!

September 30, 2015
Read on to see what Ken Jeong told Physicians’ Life about how his career has evolved and how his new show has finally enabled him to combine…

These Doctor's Orders Go Down Easy

September 29, 2015
Next time you're Down Under, make sure you try the local Doctor's Orders. . . Australian beer, that is. Doctor's Orders Brewing dubs their various…

This 90-Year-Old Retired MD Just Completed His Bucket List

September 23, 2015

New Uses for Old Medical Textbooks

September 22, 2015
How many old medical books are lining the walls of your office or home library? And how often do you consult those texts? Depending on how long ago…

How Much Do You Really Need to Retire?

September 22, 2015
It’s the number everyone wants to know. Find yours.
By James M. Dahle, MD

"How much do I need to retire?” is a common question, both…

Dr. Adnan Khera Dances on the Streets of Boston for Joy. . . and for Charity

September 16, 2015
If you passed a busker dancing on the street, with a boom box and a collection case nearby, you probably wouldn't think, "Hmmm, must be a physician…

Take a Stand! The Easy Cure for "Sitting Disease"

September 15, 2015
More and more research is showing the health hazards of time spent sitting, yet more and more of physicians’ work involves staring at a

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