Physician Conflicts of Interest
Physicians occupy a special place in our society. They are respected and honored. They are often well-compensated for their efforts. We trust our doctors. Very few patients ever think that the doctor who is recommending surgery or a particular treatment … Read More
Posted in Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, Fraud, health, Health Care Costs, Hip Replacement, Hospitals, joint replacement, Medical Devices, medical ethics, Orthopedics, PODS, Secrecy
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
Even Hospitals Don’t Know What Surgery Costs.
In August I wrote a post about why our health care costs keep going up and up and up. We don’t dictate pricing to hospitals, we rely on the market to set a fair price using supply and demand. Hospital consolidation, … Read More
Hospitals – Ask Before You Go.
I have written often about the importance of being an informed consumer of medical treatment. As we become more connected, more and more information becomes available to consumers to identify doctors with questionable histories and hospitals with less than stellar … Read More
Posted in healthy living, heart attack, Heart Attacks, Hip Replacement, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, joint replacement, medical errors, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Medicare, Nurses, Stroke
Joint Replacement Becoming More Prevalent
A recent article in my local paper discussed the rising number of joint replacement surgeries in the United States. Nationally, close to 1.2 million knee and hip surgeries are performed annually. That number is expected to increase to 3.4 million over the … Read More