Physicians are Their Own Worst Enemy

The profession of medicine is under attack and physicians are as much to blame as the enemies that are strategically breaking down our profession.  Physicians sold out to large hospital organizations and venture capitalists and now 2 out of 3 physicians are employed. Employed physicians are in a triangulated position being required to satisfy the…

Exposed: Drug Price Collusion Schemes

Bring up drug prices on social media and you will find consumers and the public at large accusing the pharmaceutical companies, “Big Pharma,” of greed and price-gouging at the expense of patients. Patients needing life-saving medications such as insulin, epinephrine injection pins, and chemotherapy agents have rationed and forgone medications due to both unaffordable prices…

Opining FP Docs

I couldn’t stop laughing at the title of this article: FPs Opine on Practice Transformation Network Experience Good for them. Let these clueless ivory tower idiots opine while Rome burns. The goal? Responses Will Help Shape Future Projects Read the article if you want but here is the what one person said: “We don’t know…

When Lawmakers Make Asses of Themselves

Ready for some big news? Well, here you go: House and Senate Democrats introduced a measure Thursday that would mandate that insurance companies provide full coverage to patients for over-the-counter birth control. Wow, impressive. On GoodRx.com this costs about $9 a month. DPC docs can get for next to nothing it would cost nothing for the…

Homeopathic MYTH: US Homeopaths Claim ‘Therapies’ Prevent Measles and ‘Cure’ Autism

“An understanding of the basic function of the immune system is useful in order to understand both how vaccines work and the basis of recommendations for their use.”1(CDC)             So what do measles, mumps, and pneumococcal pneumonia have in common in 2019?  Well, after having spent 6 months on my last medical school rotations in a border…

Maine Doesn’t Need Doctors

This is NOT a piece about abortion.  I’ve been writing op-eds for 16 years and have thus far avoided that topic.  I know what I think about it, and I’m sure you do too.  Our views are probably pretty similar.  And if they’re not, for purposes of this column, I don’t care.  So before this gets hijacked off into…

Clinical Supervision: A Positive Thing For All Practitioners and Physicians

            So lots of social media about negative aspects of having to have clinical supervision and/or collaboration from individuals in states where nurse practitioners (NPs) are seeking full practice authority (FPA). I will state up front, there is no valid argument against those will lesser training to have clinical oversight and/or supervision and/or collaboration from those…