A 2017 New Year’s wish list for healthcare

Another year passes by. 2017 dawns, and I wanted to thank everyone who reads this blog. I’m always grateful for the readership, cross posting to other sites, and lovely comments I receive from people like you. Appropriately, I was going to write about my ...Read More

An Open Letter to the new HHS Secretary Dr Tom Price

Dear Dr Price, Congratulations on your upcoming appointment as the new Health and Human Services Secretary under our soon-to-be President Trump. As a physician myself, it’s great to know that a fellow physician will head up the agency. I’m sure you understand too, having ...Read More

Why pick on those independent hero physicians?

Since finishing my residency several years ago, I’ve worked in almost every type of hospital up and down the east coast, ranging from big urban academic medical centers to more rural community outposts. Although I primarily practice hospital medicine, working with both smaller private ...Read More

Government employed physician—no thanks

Every healthcare system in the world is facing its fair share of challenges. Ageing populations, the exponential increase in chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, expensive new treatments—all at a time when most countries desperately need to curtail rising healthcare costs to ...Read More