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Doc’s Gone WIld – UK Edition! by Pat Conrad MD

Honestly, I almost want to call this dude my hero.  He’s not of course, but in this season of gift giving, I am tangentially grateful to the loony tunes, batshit crazy colleagues we have that deliver such hilarious stories. Say an adult female with a history of liver transplant comes to you for recurring symptoms. …

Getting Doctors to Fall In Line

Recently, a local oncologist, who was to retire in six months, was canned by the hospital.  I have no idea why and there are two responses given by the hospital.  The first stated that he had a pattern of behavior that “resulted in a work environment for our team members that was both hostile and…

Mr. Burns?

This from the Wall Street Journal: If the $69 billion deal between the pharmacy chain and health insurer goes through, Mr. Bertolini stands to reap a generous exit payment and benefit from a sizable increase in the value of the stock and rights he owns because of the premium CVS is paying for Aetna. His…

Unjustifiable

When are we going to come together and just say enough is enough?  These are the bad guys. They have gouged the American people long enough. This does NOT mean I believe in a government led healthcare system.  That would be going from the greedy to the moronic. I believe there are answers, however.  I…

Damn Greedy Doctors by Pat Conrad MD

If you are reading this, and are a doctor, then admit that you are grossly overpaid, and are a huge obstacle to providing high quality, cost effective, and equitable care for a deserving population. At least that’s what Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research thinks.  His premise is that U.S. doctors…

Friday Funny: JAMA

This one comes from my friend, Vance Lassey MD.  He is a direct primary care doc and wrote for me at the Placebo Journal back in the days. I love this so much because I have been thowing away JAMA since medical school.  The funny thing is that it keeps coming back.  It’s like herpes.…