Tags » Business Of Medicine

African Medicine in the JMP

My inaugural lecture, somewhat edited, has been published in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, along with relies by Thaddeus Metz and Chadwin Harris, and a rejoinder from me. 156 more words

Wasting Resources - A Day in the Life of Yours Truly

I’ve written before about some of the things that waste physicians time, and how trying to be a good steward of resources can be frustrating. As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished. 283 more words


As If I Have Nothing Better To Do

Ask most primary care physicians and they will probably tell you they waste a lot of time getting medications approved for their patients. I just dealt with this for one of my patients. 441 more words


More on Medical Practice Business Costs

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


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