You Make Up the Results

In these times of bastardized science, I give you two charts that have NOTHING to do with each other. Now, show me you can be as biased or inappropriate as the media (both sides) to make up a conclusion. Coincidence? Correlation? Causation? You be the judge. Tweet

A New Strawman: Why Nurse Practitioners Are Pivotal in Health Equity Work

Health equity is the new strawman argument. This article has been floating around social media recently. The article title initially drew my attention because of some key words that seemed to be strategically placed: nurse practitioners (NPs), pivotal, health equity. At first glance, it seems somewhat noble. I mean, who doesn’t want health equity. But then…

Thank You Sir, May I Have More (Bulls**t)?

When I was a child in the ‘70’s, there was a very popular series on the air called, “Emergency!”. It revolved around Gage and DeSoto, two paramedics associated with the fictional Fire Station 51 and Rampart General Hospital ER. In the ER was Dr. Brackett the ER physician, Dixie McCall, the head nurse, and Dr.…

It’s No Secret

It’s no secret. I’m a play junkie. If I don’t go outside and play, regularly, I get cranky, stale. Daily work becomes harder, stiffer, less fluid. You probably are the same. But maybe it’s been far too long since you let yourself find out. We’ll here’s a whole new reason to go play. People love…

To Peace (Professionally)

While some physicians are genuinely interesting people with outside interests who know how to live, laugh, and tell a dirty joke, way too many remain nerdy, navel-gazing, self-important twerps.   So it’s no surprise when a medical publication becomes a guidebook for celebrating one’s inner sanctimony, and trying to pass it on to those who might otherwise…

Health Insurance Companies: The Hidden Virus

Where should I even start? Should I start with the stories of Dr. Salerno, Dr. Wassef, or the hundreds of other doctors that health insurance giants are dropping? Or should I start by highlighting how these insurance giants are monopolizing healthcare? Or maybe how these companies are growing in profit while medically underserved regions and…

Peanuts Anyone? Are Primary Care Physicians Underpaid: New study Suggests the Answer is Yes!

Overworked and underpaid is so cliché, but what makes it interesting in this case is that according to the article it appears to be true. This article describes how 19 specialties rank in terms of salary compared to annual revenue generated. What defines underpaid anyway? For that matter, what defines being overpaid? I personally don’t think any…