Doug Farrago

The AMA STEPS Forward, Whatever the F That Means

I found this from the AMA: Committed to making physician burnout a thing of the past, the AMA has studied, and is addressing, issues causing and fueling physician burnout—including time constraints, technology and regulations—to better understand the challenges physicians face.  The AMA’s STEPS Forward™ is an open-access platform featuring more than 50 modules that offer actionable, expert-driven strategies and insights supported…

Does DPC Need to Be Sexier?

Direct Primary Care is growing steadily but it sure seems that many people are missing the advantages we offer. Ryan Neuhofel, DO, and president of the Direct Primary Care Alliance, points out that all the big investors love this company HIMS. You can see the deal they offer above for an ED drug. What they…

Provider vs. Physician

Please read NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD’s blog piece called If You Call Me a Provider, I Will Assume You are a Nazi.   In it she traces back the origin of when doctors were first called “providers”: In 1933, the German Society of Pediatrics asked pediatricians who were Jewish to voluntarily resign or be removed from the…

Just a Start by Pat Conrad MD

Even as Medicaid is busting state budgets sea to shining sea, organized medicine led by the AMA, concerned advocacy groups, and the at least half of elected officials are pushing to expand the program (and California would like to expand it to large chunks of Latin America). Medicaid paperwork and reporting requirements continue to enlarge,…

Quote of the Week: Rocky

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard…

Doctors Can’t Fix This

Let me share some information from a few recent studies: Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ages, according to an analysis released Monday by the American Cancer Society. The circadian clock is a complex cellular mechanism that, through the control of diverse…

Hospital Employment Crisis

You may not have heard but hospitals are worried about an impending employment crisis. Is it about the nursing shortage? No. How about retaining great doctors? Nope. Instead: More than half of hospital and health system executives polled would not have a chief executive lined up if their CEO suddenly left, according to a new…