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Dr. Scott Abramson practiced Neurology with Kaiser Permanente

Northern California for over 40 years, 1979 through to 2020 (parts of

six decades and two centuries.)

For most of those years, Dr. Abramson has been passionately

involved in the physician communication and the physician wellness

projects. He has delivered dozens of workshops in this arena and

personally coached scores of physicians and staff. He has developed

programs on time management, physician -patient communication,

marriage in medicine, burnout, the threatened physician, difficult

conversations, presentation skills, storytelling, and his favorites, “The

Secret of Happiness” and “What The Great Wisdom of Country Music

Can Teach Physicians.”


He enjoys giving talks on these and other subjects.

Dr. Abramson, for over 20 years, wrote a monthly column on

communication issues and physician health and wellness issues.

Some can be found in video format on this YouTube website


A compilation of these articles has recently been published by

Covenant Books, entitled, “Bedside Manners, for Physicians and

Everybody Else. What they don’t teach in medical school or any other


Dr. Abramson has been a long- time volunteer physician with the

Samaritan House Clinic in San Mateo, providing medical care to the

county’s indigent population. He is also a volunteer with the MAVEN

project, providing Neurology support to clinicians in underserved

areas across America.

In 1982, Dr. Abramson was awarded the Physician of the Year honor

in his medical facility. In 2003 he was given Teaching Excellence

Award from Physician Education, and in 2010 was nominated as a

Kaiser Hero for his work in regional physician communication. 

Dr. Abramson lives with his wife, Pamela, in San Mateo, Ca. They have

recently celebrated their 45th anniversary of marriage.

Dr. Abramson has set foot in 48 of 50 states, lacking only Wisconsin

and North Dakota. He and his two sons have visited over 26 Major League baseball parks, and proudly proclaim, in all those arenas, no

Abramson family member has ever participated in the wave.

Several of his articles can be found on KevinMD.

He can found on LinkedIn.

Scott Abramson, MD

Dr. Scott Abramson on The Physician's Guide to Doctoring
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