The Most Dangerous Operation
What is the price of beauty? If you think that beauty includes a well-shaped rear end, the answer may be your life. According to the statistics, the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), a form of gluteoplasty also known as gluteal fat … Read More
The Greedy Doctor
Over and over again, I have recommended that people considering surgery take a close look at the credentials of the surgeon, who is being considered for the operation. This is especially true in the case of plastic surgery. Any licensed … Read More
The Coming (?) Telehealth Revolution.
The telehealth revolution is either coming or it is already here. It depends on whom you ask. Regardless of whom you ask, they will be quick to tell you that more is on the way. As with any fast-growing field, … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Board Certification, Doctors, Fee for Service, Fraud, General Health, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medicare, science news, Vaccines
Urgent Care or Emergency Department?
One of the most obvious changes in the medical landscape over the last 15 years has been the proliferation of urgent care clinics. You can’t drive down almost any street in a major metropolitan area without passing at least a … Read More
Posted in Board Certification, Cardiac CT scan, Doctors, Health Care Costs, healthy living, heart attack, Hospitals, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Nurses, Stroke
One consequence of our lengthening life spans is that we are wearing out our original equipment. Our knees and hips were not intended to last 60 or 70 years. They certainly weren’t intended to support the heavy bodies so many … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Blood Clots, blood infections, Board Certification, Doctors, heart attack, Hip Replacement, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, joint replacement, Medical Devices, Medicare, Nurses, Obesity, Orthopedics, Pulmonary Embolism, Sepsis, Surgical Errors
Beware The Cosmetic Surgeon
We all want to look like we are young and healthy, even those of us in our later years. Beauty is big business and, wherever there is big business, you can be sure charlatans will follow. This is true in … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Board Certification, Doctors, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Insurers, Hospitals, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Plastic Surgery
Not All Doctors Are Created Equal.
I was going to give this post a title about getting what you pay for in medicine as in many other walks of life. Then I thought better of it. The pricing of medical care is so crazy and opaque, … Read More
Tips for Avoiding Medical Malpractice
Most doctors are well trained, ethical, and caring. However, a small minority are not, and it is up to you to make certain you don’t end up in the care of one of them. Almost every state has a medical … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Board Certification, Doctors, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Nurses, Surgical Errors