Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The ABIM Foundation, Choosing Wisely®, and the $2.3 Million Condominium
Is it "medically professional" for a non-profit organization to use physician testing fees to "choose wisely" a $2.3 mi...
Stop Wasting Doctors' Time (and Money)
From the New York Times today: "To rely solely on memory, especially for rarer illnesses or complicated patients, would be malpracti...
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Electronic Medical Record and the Threat of Physician Skill Fade
As I watch the business world's fascination with the electronic medical record (EMR) and all of the Big Data that it accumulates, I see ...
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Vignettes From A Brief Foray Into Knee Surgery
The phone rang one evening and a pleasant voice was on the other end. "Hi, my name is nurse So-and-so and I'm the educational coor...
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....
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