Tag: Health

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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Advice from an anesthesiologist…

The post below was originally posted here: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=817516 Originally Posted by UTSouthwestern  Well you know that the smackdown is coming if I post a reply: I find it more than a little irritating that anesthesiologists seem to complain about respect issues, lifestyle, pay, nurses, etc. and just stew over it. I have been in practice six

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Why does society frown upon doctors making a reasonable living?

Read this article about sacrifices doctors make just to bring good care to ailing patients. http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2011/04/society-frown-doctors-earning-reasonable-living.html Think twice before you decide to not pay your hospital bill. You pay the grocery store and shopping malls.  You pay your phone bill.  Why wouldn’t you pay your doctor? Related Articles Case Study on Healthcare (freecasestudy.wordpress.com)

Putting #surgery patients at risk

Taken from the Denver Post: GUEST COMMENTARY Putting Surgery Patients at Risk By Daniel Janik The Denver Post POSTED: 09/09/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT There’s no relationship more intense than the one I have with my patients right before they undergo surgery. I carefully evaluate the patient to make sure they’re fit for anesthesia, then I render

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