Category: the business of health care

What doctors want  you to know about healthcare

What doctors want you to know about healthcare

a roundup of posts from bloggers at #KevinMD#HealthyHumorist#TheHopefulCancerDoc

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How your health care may change under  the new government

How your health care may change under the new government

  The United States voters have elected a new president and a new legislature, both Republican. Analysts expect major changes in policy and law after 8 years of Democratic control. In a previous post, I outlined then- candidate Donald Trump’s proposals for health care reform, chief of which is repealing the Affordable Care Act (alternately … Continue reading How your health care may change under the new government

Voting on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care

Voting on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care

  Tuesday November 8th, we in the United States will elect a new president. It's been a contentious , bitter campaign and we are all glad it's almost over. But we should also be glad that we have the privilege of open discussion and disagreement and settling our differences by voting for our leaders.    I … Continue reading Voting on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care

Making a living in health care

  (revised on 12/29/2015, new info underlined) Previously I wrote about physician salaries after Medscape magazine reported the annual physician salary survey.  In it I explained  how doctors are paid and  where other  health care dollars  go. It became one of my most viewed posts. My fellow physician blogger Dr. Kristen Prentis Ott has compiled a report … Continue reading Making a living in health care

Call 911, it’s an emergency! or is it?

A few weeks ago, I posted some general guidelines on when parents should seek medical attention for their children, or even themselves- basically for any urgent or emergent medical situation.  But what qualifies as a bona fide emergency warranting a visit to an emergency room or calling 911? To patients, an emergency is any medical … Continue reading Call 911, it’s an emergency! or is it?

Thanking nurses every day

The United States observes National Nurses' Week every year in May;  in March there is a national doctors' day, but nurses get  7 days. Maybe that is to reward them for putting up with doctors. Or maybe because people tend to like nurses better than doctors. For whatever reason, it is well deserved. I am a … Continue reading Thanking nurses every day