Bean Counting Hospital Administrators Are Hurting Patients.
It is a well-recognized fact that medical malpractice injures many patients. When that happens, patients have legal remedies. What is less well-recognized is the damage done to patients by hospital administrators chasing the almighty dollar. Unfortunately, for patients injured by … Read More
Putting You Second.
Let’s get this out of the way first. Most doctors are good, caring people who place the interests of their patients first. You want your doctor to be that person. In my practice, however, I see many patients who had … Read More
Medical Malpractice Hit Parade
Today I am writing about an old malpractice case but one which epitomizes problems that I have often blogged about and which persist today. In 2003 a spine surgeon on the Big Island of Hawaii operated on a 73 year … Read More
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Medical Secrecy Harms Patients – Part Two
I have written in the past about the harm caused by the medical profession keeping secret the identities of incompetent physicians and allowing them to continue to malpractice on patients. While this is a significant problem, there are many other … Read More
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More Secrecy for Misbehaving Doctors
Here we go again. In a story which has appeared in a number of outlets, it is reported that a surgeon with the respected Cleveland Clinic was allowed to remain on staff and continue to treat patients after two patients … Read More
End The Drug Price Disgrace
Happy New Year. As I have mentioned before, my grandson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was only 3. He is now 7 and doing well. I am hoping that the new year brings more advances in the … Read More
What is Holding Up Virtual Medicine?
Last month I wrote about what many health care professionals believe to be the biggest problem in medicine: lack of patient compliance. This has been offered as the reason the many new technical advances in medicine are failing to produce … Read More
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