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Compliance and the Doctor

It is a well known fact that patients often don’t fill their prescriptions or even take the medicine if they do fill them. That is what makes it so insane to “grade” doctors depending on their patients’ cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar average, etc.  In a study involving patients who had a recent heart attack, only half…

Soft Launch of Site

I will soon be moving this blog and a lot of my other works to www.authenticmedicine.com.   I am in the process of building this site now and hope to get it launched for the new year.  I also will be doing some videos that talk about and mock some of the lunacy in our healthcare…

Fraudulent Fraud Finders

Here is some reassuring news.  Contractors paid by the government to detect fraudulent Medicare claims  used inaccurate data.   The Department of Health and Human Services cited repeated problems and systemic failures by federal health officials to supervise these contractors who were paid tens of millions of dollars.   In summary, the fraud finders were actually defrauding…

School Lunches

How sad is it that there is a real food fight going on between Congress and the Obama administration on what to feed our kids in school.   The debate is around the free lunch program and what counts as a vegetable.  It seems Congress has sided with ConAgra foods in deeming pizza sauce a vegetable.  OMG!…

Human Touch

I like to point out other industries as comparisons to the healthcare system.   It is important to realize that you can learn from them.   Heck, hospital administrators and managed care executives do it a all the time as they try to tinker with (read: f%ck up) our industry and justify their exorbitant salaries.  Here is…

Second Post

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Welcome to Authentic Medicine

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