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The Scripting Games by Edwin Leap MD

Our nurses will soon have scripting guidelines for their interactions with patients. This is apparently widespread in many industries, the idea being that patients will be more satisfied with their care if certain key phrases are repeated to them, phrases that might possibly, just maybe, find their way onto satisfaction surveys. Wink, wink! Whether I…

Quote of the Week

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” Eckhart Tolle, author Tweet

The Brits Got It Better, Right?

Here is an eye-opening story from across the pond.  A report recently released exposed some of the horrors occurring at an English hospital.  Stories from patients being left moaning in their own waste to family members forced to bring in food are among just some of the dreadful treatments doled out in that facility.  …

The DaMental Code

Check out this article on the problems psychiatrists are having with some new codes.    Basically, it is chaos right now and no one is getting paid. But this year, changes to a mere 30 codes that affect mental health services have thrown a huge glitch into the system. Can you imagine what will happen…

Your Hospital Bill

If you haven’t read the piece in the Time Magazine entitled Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us then please do……but on an empty stomach.   It will make you sick.   Here are just a few standout points for me: When you look behind the bills that Sean Recchi and other patients receive, you…

The Dreaded Pill Count

If you have been a follower of my writing, you know my stance on narcs.  I believe 90% of the chronic pain people are bullsh%t.   You can read entry after entry where  I have blogged evidence to prove that.   I also think most docs who dabble in chronic pain management are idiots.  …

Firing Patients

I was sent this article from the Poughkeepsie Journal called Doctors ‘firing’ patients is a disturbing development.   The author, Karen Angel, brings up a lot of appropriate concerns but is off base on a few of them.   She first decries how her mother was fired from a medical practice (after she sent management…