Team Based Care Created to Fix Burnout Found to….Cause Burnout

Remember how the PCMH (patient centered medical home) model was designed to provide better care to patients through a team-based approach?Sure you do because you laughed at how ridiculous it was. Well, now we have this: “Primary Care Tasks Associated with Provider Burnout: Findings from a Veterans Health Administration Survey,” noted that the challenges that come…

Ridiculous Study of the Week: Obesity and Heart Disease

A new British study tried to really break new ground when it found that “obesity increases the risk for heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure, and the risk increases the more fat one carries around the waist.” Shocking. Wait, there’s more: “The higher total body fat or fat around the abdomen, the greater the…

No Lose Scenario For The Insurers

This is modern day organized crime similar to the move Raging Bull.  Watch the clip. I continue to be so bothered by how the insurers worked the ACA.  Remember, they are bringing in double digit profits every year by gouging the consumer. Their stock prices continue to go up. And yet they want more.  This…

CNN and their Horsesh$t Title

CNN recently put out an article called For doctors, more opioid prescriptions bring more money.  Really? I don’t make any money off any drug I prescribe.  CNN then doubled down with their subheadline: CNN Exclusive: The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make They weren’t giving up on this.  Here is what they…

Quality Fusion Cuisine

The article in the print magazine, Family Practice News, was called: Fusing Quality Measure and Primary Care I immediately was drawn to it just as a fly would be drawn to a fresh turd. The title wants to romanticize this garbage by making into some avant-garde fusion cuisine.  How sexy.   The online version is called…

Friday Funny: Wonderballz

Geez, I really miss writing the Placebo Journal. It was just so much fun. Here is one fake ad we did.  Enjoy. Want to be reminded of some of our controversial, entertaining and motivational articles?  Just sign up here. We don’t give your email out and we don’t spam you.)   Tweet0

Quote of the Week: Guess The Answer

 Answer:  “Sophomore dies in kiln explosion? Oh My God! I just talked to her last week… She was going to make a pot for me.” Put your guess in the comments. No cheating (Google)! Want to be reminded of some of our controversial, entertaining and motivational articles?  Just sign up here. We don’t give your…

The Problem with Medicaid by Pat Conrad MD

The position of Authenticmedicine.com, as far as I remember, has been in favor of a safety net to care for those in dire circumstances.  Even a laissez-faire libertarian/objectivist like myself supports that, though never, ever, at all, at the federal level.  Social programs and entitlements at the federal level guarantee a lack of individual recipient…

Preparing the New Generation of Doctors

I read this stupid article in the NEJM Catalyst, whatever that is, called “Preparing a New Generation of Physicians for a New Kind of Health Care”.   It’s one of those “we predict the future” and “have all the answers” kind of thing that is easy to get published because it is edgy.  Here are…

Get a Lawyer

This is a warning to every physician: if the Board comes knocking then pay the BEST lawyer you can to represent you.  I have a long story that happened to me as an intern in residency.  A patient complained that I did not order a test for blood in her stool.  Simple, right?  Well, it…