Medical Gluttony

By admin on 09/17/2019 3:35 AM

When patients request tests and procedures that are not medically indicated, the common response we always hear. “Hey, it doesn’t cost me anything. It’s covered by my insurance.” But the facts are actually reversed. It does cost and the cost is about twice as high as it could be if he paid directly for this. […]

By admin on 09/02/2019 5:35 PM

I have railed until I’m blue that we physicians could bring this nation to its’ knees in 6 hours. We won’t because the vast majority of us actually care about our patients and we’re not built that way. Having said that, I don’t think there is another way to re-establish our control of medical care. […]

By admin on 08/06/2019 12:36 AM

Gender Transformation Is this section last month we discussed the transgender issue and my personal experience with a transgendered female to male conversion. This type of transition is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrician. The social construction of gender is a theory in feminism and sociology about the operation of gender and gender differences in societies. […]

By Del Meyer on 06/21/2019 1:33 PM

Last month we had a medical grand rounds on Transgenderism. The speaker portrayed a very positive and relatively innocuous transformation. When asked the cost of this transformation, “he” simply stated that it was the usual cost of the require procedures. The required procedures for transgender conversion for a female would entail the following:

By admin on 05/16/2019 8:18 PM

This unsavory complex has gotten so unwieldy and glutinous that it needs to be broken up from a disinterested party. There are now four components of the Healthcare Industry Complex. Why cannot the Medical Association, the Hospital Association, the Health Insurance Industry, or the Government Medicare/Medicaid Center reform Health Care in the United States?

By admin on 04/15/2019 11:29 PM

Only Free Markets Will Save–And Strengthen–Healthcare Steve Forbes | Forbes Staff Policy “With all thy getting, get understanding.” This story appears in the August 31, 2018 issue of Forbes. THE ULTIMATE ANSWER for curing our mostly dysfunctional healthcare markets is to get the patient in control instead of third parties, which primarily are the government, large […]

By admin on 03/02/2019 5:13 AM

The Thirtieth Birthday to the World Wide Web! But your father is optimistic about your future  By Lisa Lacy | Adweek The World Wide Web, was first proposed by computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989.

By admin on 02/19/2019 8:19 AM

If patients would avoid going to the emergency rooms for non-emergency conditions, we would reduce emergency room costs easily in half. When I worked in the Emergency Room during my internship at a busy 500 bed county hospital, there was a holding ward for men and boys and one for women and girls. Each of […]

By admin on 01/03/2019 1:42 AM

Governor Jerry Brown who is 80-years-old is finishing his second of two 8-year terms. His campaign fund is still flush with money which will allow him to continue to be active politically. He leaves the governor’s office on Jan 7, 2019 with a $14.8-billion surplus which he passes on to Democratic Governor-elect Gavin Newsom. This […]

By admin on 12/04/2018 3:55 AM

Excessive costs in health care are driven by multiple incentives. They may not be additive. Firstly, patients will always want more care believing that they have obtained better care in so doing. Patients are known to change doctors if they feel that not enough tests or procedures have been ordered. This is observed numerous times […]