Adil Manzoor DO

Here Come More Rules By Medicare

Are rules good or bad? Well that depends on how good your medicine is, and whether you’re involved in the business of healthcare. Its easy to order a test than rely on a physical examination finding, is it not? What compensates a physician more, even if she is just an employee? The several minutes performing…

The Future is CRISPR

The Claim In November 2018, a Chinese researcher He Jiankui, claimed to use Crispr-Cas9 to genetically modify baby twins. He made the announcement on the eve of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong, a fitting venue. By directing Crispr-Cas9, he claimed to have used in vitro fertilization to create human embryos…

Allscripts Back at it Again: Pays $145 Million to Settle Practice Fusion Civil and Criminal Investigation

Unfortunately, one of the largest Electronic Health Records vendors gets a fine to resolve civil and criminal liability due to its business practices with Practice Fusion that it acquired in 2018. If anyone recalls, and I don’t think we do, in early 2018 the government shutdown diverted everyone’s attention from another fiasco that involved Allscripts: medical information…

The Exam That Never Ends….Or Does it?

As I sit here, at 5am, staring at my screen, trying to absorb random medical knowledge from a set of board review questions, I wonder whether this, “board exams”, will ever end. Like many physicians, I have been taking one big board exam after another. It was USMLE Step 1, COMLEX level 1, followed by USMLE…

Street Medicine

Recently, I read an article on the ACP internist about a Street Medicine Fellowship program located in University of Pittsburg Medical Center (UPMC). The article is written eloquently and does a phenomenal job explaining what Street Medicine is and what the fellowship pertains.  Brief Summary of the Fellowship  Dr. James S. Withers MD founded the…

Men & Suicide – What’s the Deal?

The Statistics According to the American Foundation for Suicide for Prevention, in the year 2017, men were more likely to commit suicide than women, by 3.54% more likely! In 2017 47,173 Americans died by suicideand there were an estimated 1.4 million suicide attempts! If that doesn’t get you off the couch thenperhaps the fact that…

Vaping…. It’s A Safe Alternative. Is It Really?

To this day, our understanding on nicotine addiction and its effects on teens is based on our understanding on utilization of tobacco cigarettes, which is measurable. However, when it comes to vaping, we don’t know howmuch nicotine is being delivered. Vaping has become ubiquitous in many high schools throughout the UnitedStates and accepted as a ‘safe’…