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A Jewish Hospital Chaplain’s Christmas

by David Balto, Volunteer Chaplain, Department of Spiritual Care
January 02, 2018

I am a Chaplain at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the largest hospital in the nation’s capital. It is my third…

Celebrated Physician: Michael J. Sherman, DO

by the MWHC Blog Team
December 08, 2017

Michael Sherman, DO, director of MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Nephrology and Hypertension Clinic, says solving problems and working with people…

3 common misconceptions about palliative care and hospice

by Regina Tosca, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker, Palliative Care
November 09, 2017

Most people are unfamiliar with the term “palliative care” and often confuse it with hospice. Palliative care and hospice services…

Celebrated Physician: Kevin Handy, MD

by the MWHC Blog Team
November 03, 2017

With the alarming rise in the abuse of prescription and non-prescription opioids dominating the headlines, many medical professionals may be…

Celebrated Physician: Sarika Rao, DO

by the MWHC Blog Team
October 20, 2017

When helping patients tackle the challenges of endocrine cancer, Sarika Rao, DO, believes that trust is often the most important…

Celebrated Physician: Norman Lester, MD

by the MWHC Blog Team
October 06, 2017

­­For as long as he can remember, Norman Lester, MD, wanted to become a physician. Choosing a specialty, however, took…