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The ER and Panic Attacks

Here some worthless news: A Michigan woman reportedly caused quite a stir in the emergency room on Monday night when she arrived to be treated for a panic attack while covered in grisly Halloween makeup. The makeup, she claims, was mistaken for an actual medical emergency and she began being prepped to enter trauma. Ha, ha, ha. She fooled the staff. Good…

The Harry Truman Way

What’s in Your Library? What’s in Your Head? How about Harry Truman’s Way. Probably tons of books, videos, audiotapes and CDs, if you are like most docs. A bigger question is which ones have the biggest impact on you and why? For the last few months, one of my recreational reads has been “Truman”, by…

Naturopathic Doctors: Primary Care?

I understand I will take flack for the picture depicting a fake doctor with the title of the blog/article referencing Naturopathic doctors (1)?  I write this blog because I care what is happening in health care today, and I’m proud to be an MD. I understand those earning a doctorate can use the title in academic settings,…

“Legalized” HIPAA Violations

When it comes to HIPAA violations, physicians are quick to be held accountable fined or imprisoned. Those whom violate HIAPA, purposefully, deserve the punishment that is due on them. However, it’s clear that physicians serve as scape goats. It’s similar to the NFL quarterbacks: win a game and you’re a hero, lose a game and it doesn’t matter…

They Want Me to Buy Your Data!

People ask me why it is so important for hospitals, EHRs and insurers to demand you use EHR system. As the guy who runs this website, I am bombarded with this kind of stuff: Subject: Cerner Users ListFrom: Amy Rosa Hi, Would you be interested in acquiring of Cerner Users List to boost your sales and marketing?…

Arthritis Foundation Endorses Snake Oil?

NBC reported on new guidelines about CBD released by the Arthritis Foundation. Given that CBD is sold everywhere from gas stations to flea markets, information from a supposedly reputable organization should be welcome.  The Arthritis Foundation started off reasonably enough, saying CBD may help, but there aren’t rigorous controlled studies to confirm this notion. That should have been enough for a prudent…