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Quote of the Week: Mark Twain

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor, Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain (For those who don’t know, some states have banned…

College Students and CV19

I do want people to know that I was all in on the shelter-in-place bandwagon in March. Did it help? Not sure. Here is an article to debate that. Hindsight is 20/20 and we know this virus (man-manipulated from Wuhan?) is very contagious and kills the old. Yes, there are cases of younger people dying…

Organized Crime? Organized Medicine Is Putting Profit Ahead of Patients, and It’s Making America Sick

So, this article professes “organized medicine’s shameful attacks on high-quality nurse practitioner (NP) care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.” This statement in the article is a lie. The lies must stop. There is no shameful attack on NP’s. Here’s the irony. NP groups are using this pandemic crisis to push for full practice authority (FPA) yet accuse organized…

Fertilizing Dreams

Readers, if you bother finishing this piece, you owe me one for having slogged through this article for you:  “We need more transgender and gender nonbinary doctors.” Yep, that’s exactly the thing we were missing in medical school.  This New York City (oh great) MD/PHD candidate told a friend’s story:  “Years of distress from gender dysphoria and constant bullying…

The $11,000 COVID Test

Here is some fun news: Physicians Premier ER charged Dr. Zachary Sussman’s insurance $10,984 for his COVID-19 antibody test even though Sussman worked for the chain and knows the testing materials only cost about $8. Even more surprising: The insurer paid in full. Feel free to read the whole article because it will make your…

Alls Well That Ends Questionably

Here is some news: CommonSpirit Health and Paladina Health are negotiating primary care contracts with employers, unions, and other organizations. Who thinks this will go well? Who thinks this won’t fall into the same trap as the other ones who tried before to scale up DPC? Here’s more: CommonSpirit, which operates more than 700 care…