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Standing, Kneeling, and Snowballs

Standing, Kneeling, and Snowballs

Sep 26 2017

I try to steer from politics, but with all the noise on Facebook about the NFL and anthems, I thought I’d type…

Price Transparency & Paper Prescriptions

Price Transparency & Paper Prescriptions

Sep 03 2017

In two of the three hospitals where I work patients are asked for their “preferred pharmacy” at the time of triage. That…

Rolling Dice

Rolling Dice

Aug 25 2017

When you see your doctor, hopefully you have a nice relationship already. Hopefully you can freely ask questions and choose paths together.…

Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines

Aug 21 2017

I had an unusual call a couple weeks ago from a patient in Illinois referred to us by a relative of another…

Pre-R’s Niche

Pre-R’s Niche

Aug 02 2017

“Don’t get me wrong. The model you have made for Pre-R is awesome. I love it. My point was that the Pre-R…

Take the Full Course or Else! Or Else What?

Take the Full Course or Else! Or Else What?

Jul 28 2017

Ever since med school I’ve been struck by how much medicine is more art than science. Dosing and treatment durations have always…

The Golden Rule as Legal Loophole?

The Golden Rule as Legal Loophole?

Jul 19 2017

A few nights ago I got a late call from a patient with a clear cut UTI. Pharmacies close early here, especially…

Universal Healthcare? Please Define

Universal Healthcare? Please Define

Jun 30 2017

For starters, are we talking government as the single payer too? It’s an important distinction. Personally, I’m not yet sold. On its…

Healthcare Reform Reform…

Healthcare Reform Reform…

Mar 30 2017

The future of Trumpcare really had us wondering last week. For some reason the Marx Brothers came to mind: Groucho: Well, if…

Referral Madness

Referral Madness

Mar 19 2017

A number of people have contacted me recently hunting for a new doc, because apparently another primary care physician (PCP) in town…