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Telehealth and the Healthcare Navigator: Filling the Gap in the Healthcare Pyramid

Telehealth and the Healthcare Navigator: Filling the Gap in the Healthcare Pyramid

Sometimes we forget that good healthcare requires not only a diagnosis and a treatment plan but also patient compliance (a...
Your Doctor is Worth a $25 Convenience Fee

Your Doctor is Worth a $25 Convenience Fee

A friend recently described his experience trying to establish care with a new physician. He wanted to learn about the...
telerad

Teleradiology as a Hub for Telemedicine

In the mid 1990’s radiologists began exploring tele radiology. Images were moved from one location, typically where the patient had...
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Confession of a Technophile

Unchecked tech may have another set of problemsAt times in my career as a neuroradiologist and...
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The Other Symptoms of Terminal Illness: Denial, Hope, and Anger

In medical school I learned about Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's model for the five stages most patients go through when faced with...
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Emergency Care by Appointment: An Oxymoron?

In a recent WSJ article entitled “Why ER Visits for Non-Emergencies Aren’t Going Away,” Dr. Paul Auerbach, a teaching professor...
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What McDonalds Shares in Common with Most Hospitals: Shift Workers

Gone are the days of “your doctor.” In the past, the family doctor might care for you both in the...
Data alone is not enough.

Doctors and Data: Numbers Alone Will Not Transform Healthcare

I began my medical career on yellow paper. At the time, the patient’s record consisted of a page in a...
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“You may have Cancer”: 6 Things to Consider when Your Doctor Suggests a Biopsy

It’s not only a hypochondriac who worries when a new headache, abdominal ache, or low back pain appears. Like many...
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Juggling Multiple Meds: Doctors and the Ninth Prescription

Several years ago, when prescribed a single medication to be taken daily for several months, I found it very difficult...
50 years After Medicare: Healthcare Built in the Land of Capitalism

50 years After Medicare: Healthcare Built in the Land of Capitalism

President Johnson created a system to care for the underserved. In doing so, he inadvertently contributed to a 3000% rise in hospital administrators. Last month...
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The Behavioral Health Two Step

Behavioral health has always been something of a pariah in America. If you have cancer, you can expect sympathy. If...
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