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NACKMAN, MD: 'Why this physician still loves medicine.'

Gary B. Nackman, MD | Physician | August 20, 2015

From every direction, the practice of medicine in the U.S. is under attack. If one were to believe the headlines, the American health care system is populated by insensitive, selfie-shooting, Medicare/Medicaid-cheating, inefficient, and ineffective physicians grappling with an over-regulating government, predatory insurance companies more concerned about profits than the health of their customers, and a legal system that more often confuses a bad medical outcome with actual malpractice.  575 more words

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You Misdiagnosed Me...

Sometimes finding the right diagnosis is a process. The horses must be ruled out before we can go looking for the zebras. Or, maybe you are not far enough in the disease process to present the right symptom clues. 91 more words

Coming Out To Your Doctor?

So, this morning while scrolling through Facebook I saw a post about a guy who decided to come out to his primary care physician. He was more anxious and nervous to tell his doctor than he was to tell his wife. 376 more words

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Luxe-Med Concierge Medicine to Launch in Lexington, Kentucky

Dr Chris Durham and Dr. Christopher Stark launch Luxe-Med. Luxe-Med is a small group of physicians now offering concierge services for patients interested in having full access to their doctor. 271 more words

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“Cowboy Doctors” and Health Costs

http://harvardmagazine.com/2015/08/cowboy-doctors-and-health-costs

WHO’S DRIVING UP U.S. healthcare costs? A recent study by Harvard professors and colleagues revealed that the culprits may be “cowboy doctors”—physicians who provide intensive, unnecessary, and often ineffective patient care, resulting in wasteful spending costing as much as 2 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product—hundreds of billions of dollars annually

MEDSCAPE: The Changing Face of Medical Education: Big Data, Self-Paced Learning.

By Joyce Frieden, News Editor, MedPage Today

AUGUST 6, 2015 – Two years ago, the American Medical Association said medical education needed a shakeup, citing “gaps between how medical students are trained and how health care is delivered,” and… 445 more words

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