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I am a family physician who practices hospice and palliative medicine at the VA Palo Alto in California.  I'm on the faculty of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at Stanford University.  I created this blog to share resources, my thoughts, and selected writing.  My interests include pain medicine, human-centered design, medical education. Here is my CV.  


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In this video, I run through the basic pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment of nausea and vomiting. Click HERE for PDF summary of this video which I think will be a handy and useful clinical reference.  

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March 14, 2019

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