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“Frequent Flyers” To The Hospital

Let me start by saying that this post is not meant to attack the chronic conditions of compliant patients who require frequent hospitalizations. As physicians, we're obligated to "do no harm" and provide the best care for our patients. Yet…

Price Tags On EMRs

Pundits cite the cost of healthcare as one of the leading issues facing our country. Every year, an increasingly larger fraction of our GDP goes towards labs, images, and medications which are, often times, ordered for no meaningful…

Wasted Health Care Resources

Benjamin Franklin is credited with once saying "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result." Such is the state of modern healthcare. We all want costs to go down, but how have we…

Health Care’s Real Problem

If you've not seen this letter by Dr. Roger Jones circulating over the Internet, here's your chance to read one of the most poignant and accurate depictions of our health care system's real problem - the culture crisis.

Treating A Loved One

I've discussed this topic with several classmates but am surprised that I've never written about it - as a physician, would you treat a loved one?