American healthcare system Archive

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

The day MBAs no longer need to answer to physicians

A few months ago I wrote an article about a 28-year-old MBA who attempted to tell an experienced physician where to round first. The article was widely circulated and went a bit viral. Clearly, the scenario resonated with thousands of physicians across the country. ...Read More

Maybe healthcare needs a Donald Trump or two

He’s loud, brash and audacious. He’s been a celebrity for decades, a well-known businessman and reality TV star. And anyone who is even remotely following the news at the moment knows he’s also dominating headlines with his Presidential run. I’m going to pause here ...Read More