A week ago, I received a succinct e-mail from the CEO of the house call startup that employs me. The group message stated that some doctors had been having problems with patient information not being loaded into the electronic health record (EHR) software at the time of the visit. Continue reading Change doesn’t have to be a bad thing for doctors
At the recent national meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP), I dropped in on a session about medical volunteering. I thought I might hear about an interesting opportunity to volunteer in Africa, or South America perhaps. Continue reading Health professionals volunteer their services when the ACA isn’t enough
In America, though, we permit just about anyone to accumulate lethal weapons–like the AR-15 assault rifle responsible for so many mass shootings–with the power to end many people’s lives. Continue reading Obtaining an assault rifle should be as difficult as becoming a doctor
Many doctors have a difficult time with marijuana as medication, and consider doctors who prescribe it as second-class citizens. These doctors fear that they will enable recreational drug use, that patients will abuse medical cards to get drugs for friends and that patients will lie to them to get a card. Continue reading Why it might be hard to find a medical marijuana doctor
Nineteen states have mandatory pricing laws for retail goods. Here’s some of California’s law, for example. Continue reading Why are medical bills so hard to understand?