Category Archives: Doctors and Patients

Strong Week — Your Health in Review

The medical news of the week delivered to you in just a few minutes. Take a little time for your health. Continue reading

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Boutique Medicine — Is it worth it?

Why are doctors switching to boutique or concierge medicine? The health care system in this country is in a world of hurt. Patients and health care providers alike are suffering. Docs either need or want to make more money. While … Continue reading

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Epipens and Why the Schools Should Have and Use Them

Last week, a seven year old girl, in Richmond, VA died. She had an anaphylactic reaction to something she ate, likely a peanut product. Many details have not been reported, but here is the information I have gathered from what … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Second Opinion

Afraid of offending your doctor? Don’t be. We’re not afraid of offending you . The goal of a visit to a physician is to get well. If you have been given a diagnosis which requires serious intervention, long-term medication or … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson’s Doctor – Guilty

I watched the verdict live yesterday – by accident. It felt somewhat voyeuristic and sadistic to watch a close-up of a man as he hears his fate — a little too Hunger Games for my liking. “We find Conrad Murray … Continue reading

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Patients losing their patience

In the last entry I focused on how doctors have been effected by the changes in medicine in America.  They have my empathy for obvious reasons.  Today, I am donning my other hat, the one that makes me look like … Continue reading

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Giving up insurance from the doctor’s point of view

I am going to keep it brief today because it is gorgeous outside and my college roommates are on their way over for a surf-side happy hour – sweet tea vodka and Crystal Light all around.  It doesn’t seem that … Continue reading

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Doctors dropping your insurance

I went to medical school for all the right reasons – prestige, money and to meet a cute surgeon.  What I found when I entered my residency was a profession on the brink of a financial and nervous breakdown.  Not … Continue reading

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