Physician Incomes Decline, Medscape Survey Reveals

by Admin 04.25.2012

Bad news for young physicians coming out of school with big debt, and for people who are worried about an upcoming physician shortage. “Physician income declined in general, although the top-earning specialties remained the same as in Medscape’s 2011 survey. In 2012, radiologists and orthopedic surgeons topped the list at $315,000, followed by cardiologists ($314,000), […]

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Health Care Reform: HHS Beacon Program

by Admin 07.21.2010

President Obama’s HiTech Act, enacted right after he took office, should produce a major transformation in American health care when it gets going. Along with the health care reform legislation that was dragged kicking and screaming through Congress last spring, the Act could put the planets in alignment for real change in the way care […]

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The Lost Art of Diagnosis

by Admin 04.29.2010

At lunch yesterday, I was the guest of a group that contained several retired physicians. We listened to a talk by a board member from a large non-profit local hospital system. The speaker, knowledgeable and well-prepared, talked about the cost drivers of health care in America, which he listed as an over-reliance on technology, the […]

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What’s Missing From Health Care Reform

by Admin 03.26.2010

Now that Nancy Pelosi has her place in history and perhaps the pool table she wants for her birthday, it’s time to sit down and take stock of what we did and didn’t do by passing health care reform.  Here’s what I think we did, besides scaring the spit out of half the country: 1) […]

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