About Medical Tuesday
As Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) became the prevailing mode of heath insurance, it became apparent that physician ideas were counter productive to their directives. As doctors took the path of least resistance in patient care, they also found that their professional meetings were designed by administrative staff to induce compliance. Colleagueal medical meetings disappeared as a result.
Dr Del Meyer decided to restore the Tuesday Medical meetings with a newsletter written alternate weeks called MedicalTuesday. It is a phenomenal success with the list doubling every month as recipients forward the newsletter to their colleagues. In addition to reaching the physicians, business and professional communities in most states, it also reaches 20 countries on five continents.
Email responses have encouraged Dr Meyer to continue this effort, as recipients endeavor to get their political climate in tune with private, more cost-effective, patient-oriented health care. This web site is intended to facilitate this national and global effort.
About Dr. Del Meyer
Dr Meyer graduated from Kansas University Medical School and obtained his internship and internal medicine training at Wayne County General Hospital in Michigan. He was a resident in pulmonary medicine at Ann Arbor VA Hospital, a fellow of the American Thoracic Society at Sacramento Medical Center, and an NIH Fellow in Respiration at the University of California at Davis. He was Chief of the Pulmonary and Allergy Clinics at Mather Air Force Base Hospital in Sacramento for two years.
On entering private practice, Dr Meyer founded Pulmonary Medicine Associates. During his ten years as Managing Partner and corporate CEO, he expanded to eight pulmonologists, becoming the largest Pulmonary Group in the United States. He has been practicing pulmonary medicine in Sacramento for 35 years. His practice experience has included solo, partnership, corporate and managed-care medicine. His hospital experience has included university, federal, military, state, county, prison and private institutions. He is on the senior staff of Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, Sacramento County, California, and serves on the Clinical Faculty at UC Davis School of Medicine.
Dr Meyer was a visiting consultant to the Deutsches Krankenhaus in Munich that had 800 pulmonary patients including 400 patients with tuberculosis, a disease that is increasing in epidemic proportions. He was a guest consultant at the San Juan Hospital in Lima, Peru’s largest hospital. He was also a guest consultant at the University of Michigan Veteran’s Administration Hospital Chest Conference.
Dr Meyer has done basic science research during his medical training, both in Medical School and during his specialty training and fellowship. During this time, Dr Meyer published articles in the New England Journal of Medicine and various research and scientific journals. He has been active in clinical research of asthma and COPD while in practice.
Dr. Meyer has completed a four-year term as Editor of Sacramento Medicine, the official journal of the Sacramento / El Dorado Medical Society, and continues on their editorial board. He was responsible for a monthly editorial during those four years and wrote a monthly column entitled “Hippocrates & His Kin” for eight years. This column greatly expanded the readership of the journal and produced favorable email responses from several states, as well as Canada and the UK. These 44 editorials and 78 columns can be read on the electronic journal he founded and on which he serves as Editor: http://www.delmeyer.net/.
Dr Meyer has written extensively in the lay and popular press. He writes book reviews on medically related topics or on any book written by a physician or nurse, regardless of the topic. He has reviewed legal and medical novels. He has also written OpEd articles, medical case reviews and patient profiles on some of his most unusual patients. In addition to Sacramento Medicine, his articles have appeared in California Physician, California Medicine, Sonoma Physician, The Medical Sentinel, St. Croix Review, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, and a number of other medical journals. He has served on the Editorial Boards of California Physician, Sacramento Medicine, The Medical Sentinel and the JAPS.