We Should Not Add to the Problem by Pat Conrad MD


Accuse me of confirmation bias all you like, but this story corroborates what a lot of us have observed for years. In an age in which increasing numbers demand a pain-free existence, amidst widespread opioid and benzodiazepine addictions, where “disability” has become a profession so acceptable it should have its own university major, we are…

CMS Taps Physician Expertise to Relieve Administrative Burden


Here is something absurd: Senior CMS physicians will begin with an 18-month pilot project to reduce medical review without sacrificing integrity for physicians participating in some Advanced Alternative Payment Models under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. The initiative will be led by Shantanu Agrawal, MD, the deputy administrator and director of CMS’ Center…

Petty Jerks


So a patient posted on Reddit their bill for their c-section.  It turns out when the nurse asked the mom if she would like to do skin to skin after the baby was born it cost $39.35. You can go to this site and see more info on why they may have charged this amount but…

Same Old Song by Pat Conrad MD


Maybe this is meant to be a humor column, a parody of the state of geriatric primary care so subtle that I didn’t get the joke. Medical Economics has an online article titled, “We need to solve the family doctor shortage for an aging America.” Oh wait, the author Glen Stream, MD is a past…

Laws Are For Chumps by Pat Conrad MD


We are almost certainly in for another four years of cementing, expanding, protecting, amplifying, justifying, and continuing to force one of the biggest lies in U.S. government history, the Affordable Care Act. President Clinton’s Wife and her supporters will not deviate from the fiction that this is a wonderful program that has left us better…

See Wes Fisher MD Destroy the MOC

Thirty minutes that is worth your time.

  • No proof MOC works.
  • ABIM is $50 million in debt but their ABIM foundation has $81 million.  Funneling of your money from one to the other.
  • Their by-laws show they can have any conflict of interest they want!
  • All their members (physicians) are research subjects.
  • $2.3 Luxury condo
  • $6.5 million to Cayman Islands
  • They are selling physicians’ research recertification data.
  • NCQA and ABIMF and Richard Baron MD are all linked
  • Kickbacks and illegal lobbying

THIS IS AMAZING!  Please spread this around so others may learn and join the fight.

Go, Wes, Go. Kill the MOC!