Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

By Del Meyer on 01/01/2020 10:15 PM

  Dr. Rosen:       It looks like the House has finally voted for impeachment. It was essentially a party-line vote which may set a precedent that whenever both houses are controlled by the same party, the president can be removed against the will of the majority. Dr. Edwards:   I agree that the House has set a […]

By Del Meyer on 12/17/2019 2:46 AM

Dr. Rosen:       These are interesting times, aren’t they? They seem to keep the WSJ busy as we glance at the papers on our tables and the TV in the corner over there. Everyone seems to have their own projections on how this is going to turn out. Dr. Edwards:   It seems that this whole diatribe […]

By admin on 10/17/2019 8:25 AM

Dr. Rosen:       What is the long-term outlook for physicians, hospitals, and health insurance? Dr. Edwards:  Taking on the first of the three components of healthcare is highly dubious. I noticed that you’ve not mentioned the government. Dr. Rosen:       I’d like to leave government medicine out of our discussion if we could. Government will always impede […]

By admin on 09/17/2019 3:46 AM

Dr. Rosen:       The research by Professor Paul Kengor into how President Obama got elected is rather worrisome. The inside story is that we would have a revolution is very hard to fathom. Where would be the battle line? Who would be the enemy? The two coasts or the vast central? The fact that this subterfuge […]

By admin on 09/02/2019 5:48 PM

Dr. Rosen:       Have you noticed that the women and girls want to join the men and boys clubs? Dr. Edwards:   Are you referring to the Sutter Club downtown? Dr. Milton:      We’ve had medical meetings there on a number of occasions. Women were present at all times. Dr. Ruth:         But they weren’t allowed in the bars. […]

By admin on 08/06/2019 12:53 AM

Dr. Rosen:       We’re seeing a lot of publicity on people changing their genders. There are articles in the WSJ, The Atlantic, as well as in our professional organizations. The pediatricians are on both sides of the fence with the AAP supporting it and the ACP supporting the family default position.   Dr. Edwards:   I think the […]

By Del Meyer on 06/21/2019 1:47 PM

Dr. Rosen:      The massive anger of the radical left liberals against President Donald Trump is difficult to comprehend. Is there a logical reason for this vitriol? Dr. Edwards:  They just can’t believe that Donald Trump won the 2016 election. There must be something terribly wrong that allowed that to happen. Dr. Milton:      Now that we […]

By admin on 06/18/2019 7:06 PM

Dr. Rosen:       The massive anger of the radical left liberals against President Donald Trump is difficult to comprehend. Is there a logical reason for this vitriol? Dr. Edwards:   They just can’t believe that Donald Trump won the 2016 election. There must be something terribly wrong that allowed that to happen. Dr. Milton:      Now that we […]

By admin on 05/16/2019 8:54 PM

Dr. Rosen:       There has been a lot of discussions for “Medicare-for-all” recently. Is that likely? And if so, how will it affect us as practicing physicians and surgeons. Dr. Edwards:   I think it will speed up the number of physicians that will look forward to either an earlier retirement or an alternate profession. Dr. Milton:      […]

By admin on 04/15/2019 11:34 PM

Dr. Rosen:      This morning, Good Morning America, a happy and jovial news and human-interest morning show with a high rating, had a very abbreviated session. They adjourned to an L-shaped desk with George Stephanopoulos sitting on the inside with two male and two female reporters opposite. They had reviewed the Mueller report concerning the president […]