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Doc’s Gone Wild: Après Ski

“New Jersey Anesthesiologist Revives Patient after 10-hour Surgery without Complications” is a headline you’ll never read.  “New Jersey Anesthesiologist Receives Rave Reviews from Patients Who are Pain Free” is a story no one cares about. But “Doctor charged in ‘ski rage’ attack on 12-year-old, cops say” or “New Jersey judge hands down strange Valentine’s Day sentence to doctor…

Self-Care Doesn’t Fix Systemic Burnout

Don’t get me wrong, self-care IS very important. But no amount of mindfulness, yoga, healthy eating, stress management, life coaching you do (and this is coming from a professional life coach), it will not change burnout and suicide rates long-term unless there are fundamental changes in the culture of healthcare and the systems we, as…

Education and Training Matters

The above comes from a DO publication. Here is what they said: In recent years, many different types of non-physician clinicians have sought to practice medicine independently of physicians, despite the fact that doctor training requirements are significantly more rigorous and comprehensive. So far this year, the AOA helped defeat scope-of-practice expansion efforts in Indiana, Hawaii and New Hampshire.…

When Hospitals Sue Patients

This is a tough issue to write about. Are hospitals allowed to sue patients to get paid? These are big bills people are walking on and the hospitals want their cash. Wouldn’t any other business be allowed to do sue? If you get the WSJ then you can read the entire article here. Here are…

Quote of the Week: Thomas Jefferson

“The flames kindled on the 4th of July 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them.” Thomas Jefferson Happy 4th of July Everyone! No country is perfect but be proud of our…

Ridiculous Study of the Week: Vaccine Requirements

You are not going to believe this but if you require kids to get vaccines then more of them will get vaccinated. Here is a mind-blowing study: The percentage of kindergartners without up-to-date vaccinations dropped in California following the tightening of requirements in the state, according to a new study, whose findings suggest stricter vaccine…