Category: Rants

Responsibility for your own health

I was shocked to see that the NHS could ban surgery for the obese and smokers.  That’s socialized medicine.  You take a conglomerate group of people (the UK) on a limited budget for healthcare… and basically find the cheapest most cost-effective way to deliver healthcare.  But in a way, it’s empowering patients to take responsibility

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The physician anesthesiologist vs. CRNA debate

Why is this even a debate? It seems to me that the CRNA-led debate is financial… once you tease through all the fluff. So here’s some literature I found: Evidence-based review did NOT find nurse anesthetists’ care equal to that of physician anesthesiologists Unsupervised anesthesia care by a nurse anesthetist is a threat to patient

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The healthcare debate

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Here it is.  I didn’t want to opine, but it’s here and I can’t get away from the topic.  I see it at work.  I watch it at home.  It comes up in discussions…  so in order to make it stop, I’m going to give you an idea of what I see and what I

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Oppose AB 72 #politics #healthcare #anesthesia

Subject: I’m strongly “Opposed” to AB 72 (Bonta). As a physician anesthesiologist, I routinely treat patients during life’s most difficult and uncertain moments, often in life-sustaining surgeries. I agree that patients should not be surprised by out-of-network charges that can arise during these difficult times. However, AB 72 (Bonta) shifts the onus of arranging for

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Career path: anesthesiologist

If you’re an anesthesiologist or in anesthesiology, you should check out this guy’s blog. He’s real and states it how it is.  Lately, I’ve been feeling a lot of what he describes here: http://www.blog.greatzs.com/2016/03/a-hard-days-night.html?m=1 I think in residency it was a tad easier to deal with the insane work hours bc all my friends were

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Anesthesia without a trained anesthesiologist

There was an article in the Washington Post: New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists. I don’t know about that.  The trial is done on “healthy” patients for colonoscopies — a procedure that’s commonly performed under sedation.  What happens when you get an unhealthy patient or a patient who doesn’t have a diagnosed disease (obstructive

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The 10 most stressful situations in anesthesiology from an anesthesiologist’s perspective

These aren’t my own thought, however, I can easily agree with the list below.  One of the things that was left off this list was pediatric hearts.  I had the chance to do a one month pediatric cardiac anesthesia rotation at a very busy Children’s hospital and it was definitely an eye opening experience.  Teeny

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