Articles by Dr. Erik Steele
By Dr. Erik Steele on May 02, 2011, at 8:35 p.m.
By Dr. Erik Steele on April 04, 2011, at 9:26 p.m.
DR. ERIK STEELE
By Dr. Erik Steele on March 21, 2011, at 9:35 p.m.
By Dr. Erik Steele on March 07, 2011, at 9:03 p.m.
By Dr. Erik Steele on Feb. 21, 2011, at 8:10 p.m.
By Dr. Erik Steele on Jan. 10, 2011, at 9:42 p.m.
The young man before me does not look that impressive. He’s not that big, his clothes are a little shabby, and in the photograph I’m holding he’s not doing anything remarkable. The picture is …
By Dr. Erik Steele on Dec. 27, 2010, at 5:37 p.m.
Late next summer, Maine’s only medical school will welcome to its first-year student ranks a young woman who made it there against almost all of the odds. When she walks through the doors of the …
By Dr. Erik Steele on Dec. 13, 2010, at 6:29 p.m.
I know many of you out there have been worrying about what to get me for Christmas this year. To relieve your stress, and because my holiday shopping is done when everyone knows what I want, I have …
By Dr. Erik Steele on Nov. 29, 2010, at 8:07 p.m.
There’s a reason we were all born with fat heads, and it’s not so we qualify to be Fox News commentators before we are out of diapers. We need those disproportionately hefty heads because the …
By Dr. Erik Steele on Nov. 15, 2010, at 7:59 p.m.
I like to torment readers of my column, so two weeks ago I asked them what they would do as the doctor in a real patient care dilemma that came straight out of my family practice. Embedded in one difficult decision were “simple” issues of potentially fatal medical errors, health care costs, how fear drives patient care and much more.
By Dr. Erik Steele on Nov. 02, 2010, at 12:32 a.m.
Being my patient should be pretty simple. You come into my office with a nail of a problem and I hit it with the hammer of my therapy.
By Dr. Erik Steele on Oct. 04, 2010, at 5:44 p.m.
Watching candidates run for election as governor of the state reminds me that the top job in state government requires the ego of Donald Trump, the hide of a rhino and more guts than a …
By Dr. Erik Steele on Sept. 20, 2010, at 7:59 p.m.
“Primary care providers” are the thousands of family docs, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pediatricians who provide basic health care to you and about 200 million other …
By Dr. Erik Steele on Sept. 06, 2010, at 8:49 p.m.
I tell my daughters that the biggest difference between adulthood and a childhood is that decisions get more difficult as we grow up, and here’s proof: I have worked my last shift as an emergency …