Doug Farrago

RIP Larry Weed MD

If you haven’t heard of Larry Weed MD then you don’t know SOAP.  Yup, he invented the SOAP note.  A brilliant guy. If you want more of his story then read this.  He really changed the game and for the better.  Sorry, for the crude joke but that is what we do here and we…

ABMS and Extortion

We all believe that doctors need certification.  Most of us, however, think this recertification process (I have done it twice already) is a money grab and a joke.  Just look the the coffers of the ABFM or the ABIM and you realize this is a scam.  I don’t love the AMA but I will give…

Home Health Rejection and Your Grandma

It has been shown that 28% of people discharged from the hospital reject home health services.  Most of these are seniors and the do it because they just want to be left alone. “Refusing home health care after a hospitalization puts patients at risk of a difficult, incomplete or slower-than-anticipated recovery. Without these services, older…

Quote of the Week: Brennan Huff

Brennan Huff: I smoked pot with Johnny Hopkins. Nancy Huff: You dont know anyone named Johnny Hopkins. Brennan Huff: It was Johnny Hopkins, and Sloan Kettering, and they were blazin’ that shit up everyday. (make sure you sign up for our weekly newsletter for reminders and extra insights/columns)   Tweet0

Invasive Insurance

Here is the first line of the WSJ article: Insurers have a message for America: Let us monitor your every move or we might take away your coverage. Want some more? Insurers are more likely to renew coverage, however, if a patient adopts sometimes-invasive technology. In the past, some employers were concerned about cameras and…