Quote of the Week: Selina Meyer

“I’ve met some people, some real people, and I gotta tell ya, a lot of them are f**ing idiots.” Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in Veep (Get our FREE action packed newsletter by signing up here. We don’t give your email out and we don’t spam you.) Tweet

The ABFM Builds a Death Star by Pat Conrad MD

Well, we are just going to have to file this under, “FREAKING AWESOME!!”  As so often happens now in medicine when the most ludicrous, outlandish imaginings move from parody to reality, we’ve got to stand up and cheer. I just got this in my inbox:  “The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the ABFM…

You Do Not Satisfy Me

Imagine a world where you have no control of which patients come through your door.  A world where you have no control over how your practice is run.  A world where you still have to see 25-30 patients a day yet worry whether you are pleasing each and every one of them.  A world where…

Prison of Precision (Part 2) by Stephen Vaughn MD, Ph. D

Here’s a story about me and you.  It’s about commercial aviation, and I’ve tried to include all the relevant facts for you to draw conclusions.  But it’s all about me and you.  I am Captain Michel Asseline.  You are Captain Michel Asseline.  Any doctor who tries to practice in medicine today, except for my colleagues…

Stay Low, Lawyer Up by Pat Conrad MD

Up front, let me state that we only have one side of the story here.  I am not naive, and, libertarian as I am, do not, will not justify the dumb act of ordering “a bottle of Xanax from a wholesaler” for oneself. This physician did the wrong thing, and word got to the Ohio…

Quote of the Week: Goodfellas or Health Insurers?

“Now the guy’s got Paulie as a partner. Any problems, he goes to Paulie. Trouble with a bill, he can go to Paulie. Trouble with the cops, deliveries, Tommy, he can call Paulie. But now the guy’s got to come up with Paulie’s money every week. No matter what. Business bad? F&ck you, pay me.…

Tell Others to Be Well and Have a Happy Fourth of July

Pursue happiness by declaring your independence. When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them,…