Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
My Interview at AHA 2014 on ABIM's Maintenance of Certification Program
Thanks for C. Michael Gibson, MD for hosting an interview with me on my concerns with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Ame...
Monday, November 17, 2014
J. Rod Gimbel: Crowdsourcing a Consumer Safety Issue
The following is a guest post by J. Rod Gimbel, MD , a cardiac electrophysiologist from Knoxville, TN who has written extensively on the iss...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Happy Veteran's Day
(Click image to enlarge) Found this picture today in my basement from around 1996 when I has a staff cardiologist/cardiac electrophysiol...
Thursday, November 06, 2014
"I was teaching a class at Yale on the literature of friendship. One day we got around to talking about the importance of being alone....
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Wonders of Role Reversal
Another day, another pacemaker, at least so it seemed at first. The usual greeting the patient, answering the last questions, consent sign...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Reviewing The Regulators
In 1990 the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) changed their requirements for p...
What Signs Would Bureaucrats and Regulators Hold Up?
Nice to see front-line health care workers finding their voice. I wonder what signs our health care bureaucrats and regulators would h...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Last Reprogramming
He had called the other day to update me up on his condition. He did not sound upset, but resolute. "They offered me peritoneal dialy...
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