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Trump the Bureaucracy

About 6 weeks ago I referred a patient of mine with a knee problem to an orthopedic surgeon in my group. He ended up seeing someone else in the same group about 3 1/2 weeks later, and the doctor prescribed a knee brace. 161 more words

Government

On the Funding of Endometriosis Surgery

As many of my readers know, I spend a fair amount of time online. I love interacting with other docs that do what I do, and even more so, I love interacting with women that have the conditions that I treat. 1,487 more words

Gynecology

When Xenophobia Kills

I read this article just now. I don’t even have the right words to put this post together, because I am seeing red. I am devastated for this woman & her family. 987 more words

Blog Entries

The Cost of a Cure: What’s the Right Price?

Recently, two significant pharmaceutical breakthroughs have resulted in a renewed debate about the costs of drug therapy. In the last year, a new drug class for the treatment of Hepatitis C has been released by two different manufacturers and has been found to cure a once incurable chronic liver disease for nearly 90% of patients who are treated with a full course of therapy. 612 more words

ACA

Doctor MIA? Insurance Issues? Maybe the Answer Lies In "Uber"-Style Medicine?

I know laying out this “business side of medicine” seems a trite & boring discussion that no one should care about. But it’s anything but that.   1,465 more words

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The NICU: Where Babies Are Priority #2

This Buzzfeed post asks why admission rates to this country’s NICUs have rapidly increased since 2007, particularly with full-grown healthy babies. The obvious answer is the correct one: so the hospital can make more money. 749 more words

A High Tech Call Schedule

Typical of many physicians, I have to take turns being on call. This mostly involves taking calls in the evening, at night, and on weekends for my patients, or those in my call group. 357 more words

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