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When Something in Practice Isn’t Working

Like everyone, physicians can really stress, and too often for us, it’s when something in practice is not working as we anticipated. Unfortunately, it frequently turns out that finances and basic business systems are simply not working. Too often, it’s because they are never implemented. Very few of us had the opportunity to study with…

We Stopped Seeing Patients in the Office

After much discussion, our practice decided to stop seeing patients until the crisis is more manageable.  The reasons are numerous: Seeing patients with fever and respiratory symptoms requires a level of personal protective equipment and isolation which is simply not possible in the typical office setting.  Thus, many practices try to keep these patients away.…

Should We Have COVID-19 Parties?

I have some thoughts on how to get through this pandemic. We are in a strange place right now. I have heard a million theories on how to solve this crisis so if this idea sounds similar to anyone else’s it is because it probably is. Stop testing for CV19. It costs too much, takes…

Being Mocked Over Being Careful

So I went ahead and wore some gloves and an old N95 to get my key and golfballs in the clubhouse yesterday. I needed to get out of the house. I had to keep waiting outside because a bunch of 20 somethings were loitering around the area. They were gabbing with another fat guy. So…

Someone’s Got a Screw Loose: Bid To Loosen Rules On Mid-Level Providers Prompts Legislative Debate

And it’s the Georgia State legislature and those pesky self-serving lobbyists. This is not a blog bashing mid-level providers. I’m all for mid-level providers on physician lead healthcare teams. I know this is a heated topic and too much emotion often clouds honest debate. I’m sure the militant members of my former profession will have…

The Great Senator Stock Sell-Off

Here are some disturbing headlines: Sen. Richard Burr sold roughly $1.6M in stock before coronavirus crippled stock market, report finds Sen. Kelly Loeffler grilled by Ed Henry over reports she sold off stocks ahead of coronavirus pandemic Dianne Feinstein, 3 Senate colleagues sold off stocks before coronavirus crash: reports No need to give links. They…