I recently had the honor of talking with Dr. Kierstin DeWitt on the NDInspo podcast and it was so much fun! As one might predict, we covered so many things and talked about all aspects of practice and growing as a doctor. Our focus, however, was to touch on the resources I use and have used over the past 4 years since starting practice. I’ve shared the list here, but encourage you to give the podcast a listen as we really get into it!
Dr. DeWitt’s goal is to keep us connected, growing, and inspired, no matter how different, or similar, we are. I know this list is not exhaustive by any means, and would love to hear from you about what other resources you trust in practice.
The Resources for Doctors List:
1. OTHER DOCTORS:
- Resources and knowledge from your attending physician if you are a resident.
- Call on your friends and peers from med school and beyond for case consults.
- Consulting with other doctors/specialists – e.g. OHSU line, your local teaching hospital usually has a consult line, or you can call any specialist at a hospital and they will have someone on call, befriend your local specialist providers and they will take your consults, too. I find framing the consult as wanting to make sure I make an appropriate referral a nice way to open the conversation.
- Your State Association!
- Principles and Practices of Naturopathic Botanical Medicine: Volume 1: Botanical Medicine Monographs by Anthony Godfrey ND and Fraser Smith ND
- Desktop Guide to Keynotes and Confirmatory Symptoms by Roger Morrison MD – great for quickly distinguishing between homeopathics
- Any Physical Exam Textbook – refresh on how to comfortably perform that physical exam you haven’t done in a while – testicular exam anyone?
- Tori Hudson’s Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine
- My Little Book of Everything (You have to listen to the podcast to learn more about this one!)
- IVNTP lecture notes book from the International IV Nutrition Therapy course I took. I reference this regularly because I manage the IV department at the clinic where I work.
- Nutritional Biochemistry lecture notes book from Dr. Marc McRae of NUHS. I keep this book in my office. Gaby’s Nutritional Medicine book, listed below, is also a helpful resource in this department.
- Any Anatomy Textbook – I always keep an anatomy textbook on a nearby shelf so I can show my patients their anatomy and explain their symptoms with visual aids. They appreciate it!
- Naturopathic Doctors News & Review
- Natural Medicine Journal
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
- Gaia Herbs Webinars
- The Naturopathic Herbalist – You can search by common name, latin name, or constituent – I forgot to mention this one on the podcast!
- Memorial Sloan Kettering About Herbs App – herb/drug interactions, and more
- GoodRx App – good for looking up prescription costs at your local pharmacies, coupons for patients.
5. Other resources that I do not use regularly, but the docs I work with recommended:
- MERCK Manual
- Nurses Pharmacological Desk Resource
- Gaby’s Nutritional medicine book
- OncANP members have a forum KNOW database
- OncANP Yahoo Group