Happy Doctor’s Day!

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Every year I try to make a point to wish every physician Happy Doctor’s Day! You may think this is a bogus holiday or occasion but it isn’t. While nurses get a week and other groups may get a month, we only get a day. One freaking day! And even then most hospital employers will…

Please Add to the List

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Lucy Hornstein, MD, wrote this nice piece called “How To Kill a Doctor“.  It is obviously not all-inclusive.  Let’s help her out by adding some other ingredients to the recipe.  Please read the article and then leave a comment here so we may add to the list. Tweet

The Guilt Approach

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I saw this article and was quite surprised at the approach they were using. Guilt.  It seems the only residency program in the state of Alabama that trains primary care physicians to serve rural areas is in danger of shutting its doors.  The reason, as this article states, is because Congress may repeal the Affordable Care Act.…

The AMA Epiphany

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Talk about profound statements.  The AMA has come out and stated publicly that: “While immediate access to online information has been of great benefit to patients and health care professionals, the American Medical Association is greatly concerned that a substantial proportion of health information on the Internet might be inaccurate, erroneous, outdated, misleading, or fraudulent,…

Hospitals vs. Insurers

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For those that don’t know, many big hospital systems are getting into the insurance racket.  Obviously, this is pissing off the big insurers.  I, for one, say we let them go at it.  Here are some highlights from a Modern Healthcare article: In markets across the U.S., health systems and medical groups increasingly are competing against insurers…

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

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The AAFP is trying to tell Senators that this whole EHR/EMR requirement and meaningful use demand is a problem.  Really? Where were these guys years ago?  I wrote about it (and yes, they list me as one of their favorite blogs for some unknown reason).  Others told the AAFP this was going to be a…