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Anesthesia vs. Surgery: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Anesthesia vs. Surgery: Can’t We All Just Get Along? | Guest Blog

"Anesthesia is one of the few specialties that you must consult and work with but have no control over who is assigned to your cases. "

Rediscovering First Principles, or Grand Futile Gestures

Rediscovering First Principles, or Grand Futile Gestures | Medical Blog

"But she opened her eyes and spoke to me. Sometimes you need to make a grand futile gesture, just so you can sleep at night."

Ebola: Are We Prepared?

Ebola: Are We Prepared? | Medical Blog

"The CDC has done an excellent job passing its guidelines to ER’s and local health departments across the nation. But, these simply have not trickled down to those of us on the front lines."

A Closer Look at Medicare’s Doctor Payment Data

A Closer Look at Medicare’s Doctor Payment Data | Guest Blog

Why does the Wall Street Journal have to point out such flagrant outliers? What do they know about detecting these practices that Medicare could not do for itself?

Ruptures and Redo’s

Ruptures and Redo’s | Medical Blog

"The proposed guidelines may work in a big academic center or a multispecialty practice where the surgeon is salaried and has an assured referral base. For the solo private practitioner, turning away otherwise reasonable risk patients on the basis of weight alone is a nonstarter."

I’m Thirsty. What Should I Drink?

I’m Thirsty. What Should I Drink? | Guest Blog

“OK, there’s always tap water. But due to the amount of estrogen in the water, some fish have been developing eggs in their testes. That’s bad."

An Ethical Dilemma

An Ethical Dilemma | Medical Blog

"While the policy is unquestionably legal, adhering to the strict letter of the law, it is not, in my opinion, ethical. It does not support justice or do what is best for the patients who seek care at this institution."

Who Broke The American Healthcare System?

Who Broke The American Healthcare System? | Medical Blog

Our daily battles become wearing. Doctors increasingly fight to get procedures and medications covered and to get paid for services they provided. Their incomes are stagnant or shrinking while overhead costs are soaring.

A Novel Technique for Gall Bladder Removal?

A Novel Technique for Gall Bladder Removal? | Guest Blog

"No disadvantage" is another way of saying, "No advantage."

Follow Up

Follow Up | Medical Blog

"It’s not often that I get to see the long-term results of what we do in the trauma bay, but this one is special to me."

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