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Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction

The title of this piece is called “Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHR” and the first thing I thought to myself was “really”?  Isn’t that obvious by now?  Doesn’t everyone know this?  It’s like stating that “water found to be wet” or “pregnant women more likely to give birth than non pregnant women”. Regulatory requirements…

Politics in the Waiting Room by Steve Mussey MD

This is a totally true story! A specialty clinic we use has a television in their waiting room.  For several months, it was set to conservative station Fox News.  Finally a patient complained about the conservative slant and the receptionist let the patient change the channel.  The patient picked MSNBC, which lasted for several days.…

Early Bird Specials at the Methadone Clinic? by Pat Conrad MD

Call me a cynic – please – but I’m irritated, and even bored with all the chicken-little hand waving and shrieking over the opioid “crisis.”  Who the hell determined it was a “crisis” anyway, apart from the two least trustworthy sources available, media and government?  I’m tired of everything the ostentatious do-gooders cite as the…

How to Polish a Turd

The medical system has been royally screwed up for a long time.  We agreed to Medicare, unlike dentists, and became beholden to the government.  We got bullied by insurance companies who made deals to “give” us money even though it is the patients’ money.  We agree to managed care and HMOs and capitated care as…

Authentic Medicine Podcast #5: Being a Physician Expert for the Media with Jennifer Shu MD

Authentic Medicine Podcast #5: Being a Physician Expert for the Media with Jennifer Shu MD Jennifer Shu MD is a pediatrician who works at an academic medical center, where she was director of the normal newborn nursery.  She is a medical expert for CNN.com (Nancy Grace Show, Headline News), NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, the Discovery Health Channel, US News and…