Physician Assistants & Medicine’s Tragic Dunning Kruger Trap

By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD and REBEKAH BERNARD, MD (4) In 1995, McArthur Wheeler, a middle-aged, stocky man standing at five foot six and weighing 270 pounds, robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight. Wheeler wore no mask and did not attempt to disguise himself. When exiting both banks, he looked directly at the surveillance cameras … Continue reading Physician Assistants & Medicine’s Tragic Dunning Kruger Trap

The Health Care System Needs to Rethink How It Treats People of Color After This

By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD Over Memorial Day weekend 13 years ago, my younger brother, Laith, died in an accident. He was 26 years old. Losing young people in their mid-20’s is particularly devastating because they are embarking on adulthood and their futures hold limitless hopes, dreams, and possibilities. For the survivors, no holiday brings the same joy as … Continue reading The Health Care System Needs to Rethink How It Treats People of Color After This

The Danish Model: Is It Time For the Kids to Go Back to School?

By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD (3) Two weeks ago, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that Washington will likely reopen in stages. Halfway across the globe, Denmark has already begun a gradual process lifting its nation’s coronavirus lockdown by reopening schools for children in kindergarten up through the age of 11, in an effort to prioritize the education of … Continue reading The Danish Model: Is It Time For the Kids to Go Back to School?