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John Henning Schumann

StudioTulsa & Points-Of-View Commentator

Dr. John Henning Schumann is a writer, internist, and medical educator at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. His medical practice consists of adult primary care, in addition to training residents and medical students. He serves as Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at OU.

He previously worked to improve patients’ experiences at teaching hospitals in Boston and Chicago before moving to Tulsa in 2011. He writes the popular blog GlassHospital, which demystifies medicine and health care.

“Dr. John” lives in Tulsa with his wife and two children.

John's commentaries are feature of Public Radio Tulsa's daily arts and culture program StudioTulsa.


3:35 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Let The Buyer Beware

Don't get me wrong - I applaud the right of people to spend their money as they want - on entertainment, or medical tests, or medical tests as entertainment.

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3:13 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Doctors and Competence

There should be six core competencies, fundamental attributes that all doctors should share, right?

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9:19 am
Tue July 2, 2013

The Carny

Chico was tearful. His freedom was gone - the carnival was the only life that he had known.

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3:34 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Helmets, Helmets, Etc.

When you're a doctor, there's higher pressure to practice what you preach.  

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Shots - Health News
9:16 am
Fri May 10, 2013

It Came From Norway To Take On A Medical Goliath

Sometimes it's the hospital that gets the exam.

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 6:37 am

Even if I hadn't known the hospital inspectors were coming, I would have figured it out quickly enough from my email.

The admonitions were flying:

"Know your safety protocols backwards and forwards!"

"Sign things legibly, or at the very least print your name below the signature."

"Wash your hands before and after patient contact. (The surveyors will be watching .... )"

It's boilerplate stuff that doctors like me should do all the time but often overlook.

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1:19 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Doctors and Computers

In one ironic twist, to combat the hardware bottleneck, hospitals have invested heavily in COWS.

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10:22 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Mad Men

But doctors are increasingly mad men; we have to sell you our ideas.

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6:23 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Notes on Cholesterol

Doctors are hammers and we like to hit nails.

9:14 am
Sat August 11, 2012

Mister Alexander and Alzheimers

I hadn't wanted to open this Pandora's box for the Alexanders.

9:22 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Über-quality medical care

This kind of medical attention used to be only available to one person.