Tag: doctors

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June 17, 2009

Your Out! Auf Wiedersehen to the Doctor's White Coat

They never were fashion-forward, but the AMA had a much better reason to vote out the traditional doctor’s white coat this week.…

May 1, 2009

Sham Doctor Performed Real Surgeries

He must look old for his age. Otherwise it’s almost inexplicable how a 22-year-old Oregon man was able to convince multiple patients that he was a physician, when he has no medical training.…

April 23, 2009

Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore, or Texas, Or Seattle Grace Hospital, For That Matter

For as much as it might seem okay for as much as it happens in prime time TV medical dramas or daytime soap operas, there doesn’t seem to be a medical board out there or the American Medical Association, for that matter, that thinks it’s okay for doctors to have a romantic relationship with patients.…

April 20, 2009

All in the Family

What to do when you are the doctor, NP or other kind of health care provider and your relative comes to you and asks for a diagnosis, prescription or other kinds of care?…

April 8, 2009

When You Can't Get a PDR, Grab an iPhone!

One in ten doctors recommends…an iPhone! Yes, you heard that right. One in ten doctors agrees that the iPhone is a good health tool.…

March 24, 2009

The Hospital That Pays Together Stays Together

What do you do when your hospital is in budget trouble and layoffs are expected? Well, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the department heads open their wallets and decide to pony up some of their own hard earned money to keep their departments afloat.…

March 23, 2009

What Are Doctors Asking Teen Patients About?

Should parents be listening in when doctors ask their teenage sons and daughters medical questions? At what age are “tweens” and older teens entitled to some medical privacy?…

March 9, 2009

Who's Scared of A Little Online Feedback? Doctors.

Professors have a website for it, so do plumbers. So why are physicians all up in arms over websites that would allow online ratings and feedback of patient experiences?…

March 3, 2009

Chinese Doctors: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

The Chinese government is cracking down on smoking–among one of its most heavily using populations: physicians. Yes, according to Reuters, more than 50% of China’s male MDs smoke cigarettes.…

February 10, 2009

Build It and They Will Come....Not To Use It

According to the L.A. Times Booster Shots blog, doctors who use electronic drug-prescribing systems and receive warnings about potentially fatal drug interactions they are prescribing for patients simply ignore them.…