Are You Freaking Serious? Debate ensues over San Francisco providing alcohol, drugs to homeless in hotels

            What on Earth kind of idiots are you electing California?  This article reports: Department of Public Health officials in San Francisco assure the public that a program providing homeless, recovering drug addicts– housed in hotels during the pandemic–with methadone, alcohol and marijuana, comes at no cost to taxpayers.             Never mind costs, or the politics of it,…

E-Prescribing Adding to the Squeeze

Hoping to find some (ahem) non-viral news, I wandered over to see our old pals at Medical Economics.  They have a kinda funny slide show about wondering whether office-based physicians are using electronic prescribing for controlled substances.   The slideshow says that one-third of docs with EHR’s are electronically prescribing the good stuff.  “Physician practices that were…

What Not to Wear in the Hospital

This picture is from a nurse in Russia who was suspended from the hospital where she worked. It turns out she was “too hot” wearing clothing underneath the head-to-toe vinyl gown she was given. From the NY Post article: While there were reportedly “no complaints” from her patients, hospital chiefs punished the nearly nude nurse…

Are Hospital Administrators Tumors?

In the past, I have read a blurb on LinkedIn titled “The Rise of Hospital Administrator”. Now some of you know Ted, the administrator from “Scrubs”, and boy oh boy, they are not like Ted. I will not go into specifics (you can do an internet search if you want to see the real data…

Times are Never Good or Bad

Sage advice from a master, spoken many years ago. I am not sure exactly who, or I would give due credit. And you know what? It’s very Darwinian, especially in private practice today. Only the fit will make it. And come out so much better. I know this as I speak with practitioners all over the USA. This is a great…

The Emetic Chronicles of a Ship Physician-Part 2

Hello All, We are currently in Sitka, Alaska where I will soon be debarking to pick up some souvenirs. Yesterday, I took pictures in Glacier Bay where there are several glaciers and all are beautiful. Unfortunately, because of climate warming, ice is not forming in great patches over most of them anymore. The ocean, however,…

90 Day Psychopathology

Has anyone seen this show 90 Day Fiancé? My wife likes it. My daughter likes it. It is like watching a train wreck and everyone onboard has some major psychopathology. One dude is marrying a girl that looks 12 and he is in his mid-fifties with Klippel-Feil syndrome. See the pic. He has no neck.…