The weight misunderstandings between a patient and his doctor bear on therapeutic noncompliance, inefficacy and unforeseen outcomes is certainly widely underestimated. The more one listens the more one is confronted with the risks of assumption.Understanding implies listening and listening implies, as well as hearing, being...

Located centrally, the Clinic´s classical yet sober décor and layout favour reserve and promote privacy. A welcoming, ample, luminous room in shades of blue, with a stunning 6th floor view over downtown Oporto, sets the mode in which time is yours to make yourself heard...

Do you identify with the frustrations of maintaining the same job, at the same workplace, under the same hierarchy, for many years: vicious cycles, scarce support to progress, stagnation, loss of motivation, saturation…? Different workplaces promote fulfilment of various facets: one boosts adrenalin and provides quick...

There are a series of therapeutic interventions the surgeon executes with his hands upon the wake patient which produce immediate cessation of discomfort and pain. Among them, the removal of fecalomas is unglamorous and avoided by many, who miss the gratification of rapid patient relief. Fecalomas...

The arrival at more advanced ages by ever larger portions of the population, translated in an increase in average life expectancy, constitutes a valued indicator of the health provided to a countries´population. Many times, however, those who achieve that longevity are extremely frail creatures kept...

Of the many myths surrounding health and healthcare, one conception that is worth dissecting before the patient is that of the use of sedation during lower endoscopic procedures. During the past decade, the media passed through the notion that lower endoscopies were cruelly carried out in...

The second main aim of this blog is to complement the experience of the Medical Appointment. The verbal forwarding of information therein, to empower the patient towards treatment, tends to be insufficient: the content maybe vast, new or non-intuitive; it may exceed the capacity of...

The exercise of medicine leads, inevitably, to contact with situations of tardy diagnosis, when curative medical action is no longer possible. These cases become more shocking when they take place in young, otherwise healthy people and physicians´ impotence more frustrating when symptoms and means to...