The pre-eminent Nursing Compendium gets more mature, and more fun. Many congratulations.
Dr. Wes: Are Doctors Sheeple?
…Meanwhile, the politicians and lawyers smile…
Dr Wes is on fire. We’re not sheeple, though; they’re led by whoever says ‘follow me’. Dealing with docs is probably more akin to herding cats.
Yes, it’s that time. As a general rule either no posting for 3 months or an intentional abandonment will get you added to the heap of Dead Blogs (right sidebar, near the bottom).
Blogborygmi (this one hurts, and I suspect he’ll be back soon, but dead is dead) decided he wants to live!
Fat Doctor (again)
24 added to the Dead Blogs. The circle (well, cliff) of blog-life continues.
If you’d like to be added to the ‘medical’ sidebar overe there, please drop me an email (not a comment here, an email, use the “Contact” page above).
I am sorry for your loss.
The by-line reads “The Editors” but it’s actually a compilation of Short editorials, two of which are by medical bloggers! One is the usual suspect, Kevin, MD, and the other is Shadowfax from Movin’ Meat (his real name and a picture with hair is at the NYT).
They’re all good, and all presuppose that the system can be fixed without fundamentally changing the way people (patients) buy their healthcare.
Let patients see the menu, with the prices. Let hospitals, doctors, and vendors compete, out in the open. Lift the veil of secrecy about what company x pays vs y, and let’s let the rational consumer decide what they want to spend. I would trust the wisdom of purchasers over those of government rule-makers every day.
Dr. Wes: An Open Letter To Patients Regarding Health Reform
Dear Mr. and Ms. Patient,
It has come to my attention that in order for your to enjoy success as patients in the new era of health care reform, you must start working now to prevent illnesses that might befall you. Do not, under any circumstances, eat or drink too much.
The Trial Of A WhiteCoat – Part 1 « WhiteCoat’s Call Room
The Trial Of A WhiteCoat – Part 1
This is the first in a series of posts I’m going to do about my malpractice trial.
Names and minor facts about the patient and his family have been changed.
Everything else is the real deal.
Am I wrong to want an intervention here? Okay, it’s his career, but, for the Love of God man, stop. Tell us all about it after it’s over.
Hugh Hewitt is a popular radio talk show host, an accomplished academic within the legal profession, a keen political commentator, and an evangelical Christian. He has dedicated this week on his show to physician callers, and asks, in short, what the hell we are doing sitting on our hands while Obama and his cohorts push to completely wreck the best medical system in the world, and thereby, our livelihoods.
I have an answer and it’s hopefully not going to come off as an excuse. It is quite simple,
And you’ll have to go there to read it. Nice work!
KevinMD: Blogger, editorialist, and now so important Organized Medicine needs him to get their message out. Way to go, Dr. Pho!
Prologue « Ten out of Ten
…So I’ve come a long way, surviving this adolescent growth spurt, with most of my teen angst now behind me. But it’s funny how life works, just as you find one career obstacle safely in your rearview mirror, another one pops up unexpectedly in front of you. And once again I found myself in unfamiliar territory, flying by the seat of my pants, trying to make the right decisions. It’s a long story that I’ll break up over a series of upcoming posts.
Start here, and read the follow-ons. It’s The Nightmare for independent EM groups.
Scalpel or Sword?: Starting the Hypothermia Protocol
I’m not calling the code…
Scalpel’s decided to take a break from blogging, and I hope he comes back.
I would like to say that, just because any blogger hits a ‘dry spell’ for new, original things to say, it’s not necessary to close up shop and decide to quit blogging. Heck, my dry spell is going on 4 years now.
There’s a weird pressure bloggers put on themselves to keep writing, keep producing, etc. Maybe it’s narcissism (a little), maybe it’s a desire to please, but for your readers it’s still all free ice cream*. Unless you’re being paid to write there’s no shame in pushing away from the keyboard and having an analog life, coming back to blog when the mood strikes.
*Free ice cream analogy courtesy of InstaPundit years ago.
Panda Bear is Back. To say he’s been missed would be an understatement.
To say his writing is as sharp as ever would be faint praise. Raised from the dead.
Hat tip to the Happy Hospitalist for finding him.
It’s been four years since I left blogging. Time and energy were limited, and as part of a larger medical group I felt constrained in my ability to write candidly, despite my anonymity.
My situation has changed, and there is certainly no paucity of blogging topics.
He used to be terrific, then left us. Looks like he’s writing better than ever. Will revive from the Dead Blogs.
Is there a doctor in the house?: And I was doing so well
Just so you know, I had a really great post planned. It was about how I was doing so well lately….
This is the best written doctor blog on the internet, because it’s raw and real. (I think). It’s also like watching an accident happen, except it’s not an accident. It’s painful, and moving.
Safe for work, but maybe not your psyche.