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Unknown and Under-Appreciated by Many

By Rick Kahler CFP®

I recently talked with an administrator of a private medical practice about some of the financial challenges she faces in dealing with the medical system, insurers, and patients. 684 more words

Practice Management

"Forget healthCARING no more relationship commentate"

This piece was written on a plane on the way home from an amazing partner where relationship, authentic connection and trust between clinicians and patients and families are truly driving improvement in quality, safety and care. 380 more words

Poetry

Obamacare: The Uncanny Valley of Healthcare

As a young person, I always believed that our country provided healthcare for the poor and indigent.  When I became a medical resident, I found out that this wasn’t really true.  2,416 more words

Why Healthcare is So Expensive Part 5 - Pharma Gone Wild

A few days ago a patient of mine developed a cold sore on her lip and wanted a prescription for Zovirax, a medication she had used many times in the past.   1,064 more words

Business Of Medicine

Why American Healthcare is So Expensive Part 4 - HIPAA and Healthcare Regulation

It is said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.   I didn’t know what that meant when I was younger, but one day in my second year of residency I found out. 2,590 more words

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WHEN DID MEDICINE AND BUSINESS GET MARRIED?

It slipped up on me. I guess I missed the engagement party. I thought I was going about my career taking care of patients as I planned to do when I decided to be a doctor. 906 more words

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Why American Healthcare is So Expensive Part 3 - The Insurance System

Today the GOP is deep in its discussions about how to take apart The Affordable Care Act and to replace it with some other kind of system to pay for healthcare.  2,010 more words