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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."

What’s the Point of Medical Licensing?

What’s the Point of Medical Licensing? | Guest Blog

"Word of mouth and reputation are the best indicators of a surgeon's ability, anything beyond that is useless."

Medicine 2064

Medicine 2064 | Guest Blog

Medicine 2064 With Dr. Daniel Kraft

Curing half of the world’s known cancers, granting movement to the paralyzed, preventing Alzheimer’s. Visionary medical expert Dr. Daniel Kraft believes all of this and more can happen by 2064. In this first film in our “Conversations with Tomorrow” series, take a glimpse at the future of medicine and its impact on our lives.…

Drug Wars in the Exam Room

Drug Wars in the Exam Room | Medical Blog

"Though we should never deny appropriate medical treatment to a patient, this balancing act can be difficult, and we sometimes fail to differentiate between those in need from those selling a tale."

What is Professionalism?

What is Professionalism? | Guest Blog

I think character judgments are strongly related to medical education, but how are medical schools and residency programs supposed to teach professionalism and assess whether their trainees possess it, if it is so ill-defined?

More Docs Denying Sales Rep Access

More Docs Denying Sales Rep Access | Guest Blog

A new report from the global sales and marketing consulting firm ZS Associates indicates that—despite signs of leveling off—pharmaceutical sales rep access to physicians continues to steadily decline. Data on more than 240,00 prescribers showed that only 51% of  physicians/prescribers allow access to sales reps in 2014, down from 55% in 2013, from 65% in 2012, and 78% in 2009.…

Universal Medical Licensing? Won’t Happen

Universal Medical Licensing? Won’t Happen | Guest Blog

Universal medical licensing is a great idea, but the states will never give up this money.

Radiologists and Primary Care Physicians Must Talk | Medical Blog

The combination of strong knowledge of the patient and deep knowledge of the limitations and downstream consequences of imaging can rationally gate costly advanced imaging, costlier specialists, and even costlier hospitals.

Attack of The Scribes

Attack of The Scribes | Guest Blog

The emergence of the electronic medical record (EMR) has spawned a new occupation—the scribe.

A scribe is someone who accompanies a physician and documents the interchange between the doctor and patient. This enables the doctor to focus on the patient instead of wasting time navigating through the EMR, which has become a tool for hospital finance departments instead of a way for doctors to communicate.…