American healthcare system Archive

What’s The Big Short in healthcare?

Last week a physician friend recommended watching the movie The Big Short. The description given to me was that it was a great movie that was all about a bunch of guys who saw the 2008 financial crisis coming. Sure enough, that very weekend, ...Read More

What a Doctors’ Independence Day would Celebrate

As the country celebrates another July 4th and we spend time with family and friends, enjoy the (hopefully) beautiful warm weather, it’s important we also take a moment to reflect on what a huge event in world history the Declaration of Independence was. For ...Read More

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