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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…

What’s fair?

What’s fair?

Feb 05 2017

Like most of us, this past election cycle and the pending demolition of the ACA have sent my mind spinning in any…

Second anniversary!

Second anniversary!

Jan 30 2017

Well, the experiment continues and there’s really no reason for us to pull the plug at this point. For any docs considering a…

Should we blame patients?

Should we blame patients?

Jan 12 2017

Why do patients choose the paths they choose? Just about every shift, I and my coworkers shake our heads, and wonder what…

Flu Insanity

Flu Insanity

Dec 30 2016

Well I just worked one very long, hard 24 hour shift. I saw 40-50 patients, and the large majority were battling viruses.…

Narcan in the Water

Narcan in the Water

Nov 25 2016

Moving on to a bigger problem than CHS, narcotic overdose deaths now exceed traffic and homicide deaths. Toward the end of my…

The Silver Rule

The Silver Rule

Oct 26 2016

Having grown up with a German/Protestant mother and a Bostonian/Jewish dad, on topics of religion, I call myself “flexible.” Actually, my time…

We vaccinate… selfishly

We vaccinate… selfishly

Sep 28 2016

A couple docs forwarded to me this article Vaccines 101: Too Much Too Soon?, so I’ll keep it going. Plenty of great info. Most…

Pre-R amplifies decency – ER amplifies absurdity

Pre-R amplifies decency – ER amplifies absurdity

Sep 22 2016

A few shifts ago I was fairly burnt at 6:00 am when an ambulance delivered a 30 year old with chest pain.…