Essay: Trump’s immigration policies make me fear for my patients

As I was deciding whether to intubate my new patient — a 23-year-old man, ravaged by cancer, clearly struggling to breathe — his mother handed me two envelopes. In broken English, she urged me to [...]

As a doctor, I see how a lack of health insurance worsens illness and suffering

When I first met my patient, I didn’t know why he’d been vomiting. It turned out to be for the worst reason. He’d been losing weight and energy for months. He’d occasionally seen blood in the [...]