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This section points out the lunacy of our healthcare system especially the bureaucratic drag, which is the friction holding doctors back from treating their patients. I believed that the Placebo Journal, which I published for ten years, did a great job poking fun at the Medical Axis of Evil (lawyers, insurance companies, PBMs, administrators, Big Pharma, etc). I have therefore decided to continue the tradition here in a smaller version. Enjoy and keep checking back as I will add new stuff regularly. Also, please send me some crazy examples how you have gotten the run around from our healthcare system. Email them to doug@authenticmedicine.com

A Problem We Are Seeing by Steven Mussey MD

This week’s cartoon hits on a problem which appeared with the start of the new year.  Specifically, people are finding themselves in different health plans.  The reasons for the swaps are numerous: Employer decisions, Termination related to the ACA (the terminations we’ve heard so much about), Exchange plans (which are horrendous in Virginia), or simply…

The Official Physician Burnout Test

Do you think you are burning out?  Take the official test.  I created it and it is clinically proven….well, as scientifically proven as any of the other crappy research you read.   Both Vance Lassey and I use this in our talks but I wanted to share with this the world.  Good luck!  (Your answers…