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life is a walk

Life is full of decisions. Some are easier to make than others, but all are important. Along the way I have learned that each has the potential to either grow or hinder my relationship with Christ. 1,018 more words


Dr. James Rickert’s Personal ‘Choosing Wisely’ List

The five-item AAOS contribution to the Choosing Wisely list of medical procedures that patients and physicians should question has been criticized from several quarters (see OrthoBuzz post “ 179 more words

Surgeon Edition

Foot Pain?

Foot pain can greatly impact exercise and daily activity.  The AOFAS (American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society) released five recommendations through the Choosing Wisely campaign approximately six months ago.  128 more words


The Doggie Downside and Upside to Snow Days

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are in the world, but it’s been snowing nonstop for hours where we are, just outside our nation’s capital.   1,072 more words


The Myth of the Demanding Patient

(Image from the Commonwealth Fund)

You’ve heard it before – the cost of healthcare is too high, and it keeps on rising! Some physicians tend to place responsibility for high medical costs more on “demanding patients” than themselves. 45 more words

Healthcare Policy

Choosing Wisely - Infectious Diseases Society of America

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) last week released its list of tests or procedures whose necessity should be questioned, as part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely initiative. 49 more words

Infectious Disease

Buyer's Remorse

Buyer’s Remorse: That frustrating time we go through after making a decision that didn’t turn out quite the way we hoped it would; it’s a hard time, and can be a discouraging time, which is why I want to talk about it today.  734 more words