The knowledge gap in healthcare is wider than I realized

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ShareI used to think the knowledge gap in healthcare was mostly isolated to the separation between the provider’s understanding of the patient’s condition and the lack of understanding on the patient’s part. Similar to your dependence on the mechanic fixing … Continue reading

5 reasons to consider rolling a joint after surgery!

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ShareCrazy, I know. But regardless of your personal bent on the topic, marijuana use for medicinal purposes is now legal in 29 states plus the District of Columbia! That’s a lot of places where patients can legally be prescribed, and … Continue reading

Why board certification is the first of many questions to ask your doctor

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ShareDoes your heart doctor or kidney doctor have appropriate board certification? This probably isn’t much of an issue. Reason being that you were referred to that doctor by your primary care doctor or the emergency room. And for those doctors … Continue reading

Is Donald Trump bad for plastic surgery?!

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ShareThis presidential election cycle has been so mesmerizing, similar to a car accident that you can’t ignore. It consumes our conversations with friends, family and coworkers. It’s a campaign that’s very negative, including many personal attacks and charges of candidates ill-equipped … Continue reading

The Sientra Soap Opera

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ShareIt’s been a bad couple of months for Sientra, the North American distributor of Silimed breast implants. And it’s too bad because they’re a scrappy young company that gave women additional choices when it came to breast implants for cosmetic … Continue reading

Price of Healthcare vs Cost of Healthcare

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ShareA recent Reuters article discusses the huge disparity in prices for common surgical procedures such as hip and knee replacement. The article highlights a study by Blue Cross Blue Shield that is self-serving to say the least. It points out … Continue reading