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Concierge Medicine: Is It Worth It?

Erin Havel | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

What kind of treatment do the VIP patients get for the extra money they pay? The answer is, the exact same coverage they are entitled to through their regular insurance policy that they have already purchased.

A Radical Idea to Solve the Primary Care Physician Shortage

Lorie Eber | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

Why not eliminate this anachronistic charade of the general practitioner and use nurse practitioners and physician assistants to fill the gap? This is already happening in rural areas, which sometimes lack even a single primary care physician.

I Want Dr. Welby Back

Lorie Eber | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

How sad that today's health care practitioners have been relegated to protecting themselves from lawsuits and writing script. What happened to treating patients? I want Dr. Welby back.

Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Your Family Doctor?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

If we're going to go down the road of using artificially intelligent "medical doctors in a box", I sure hope this technology will understand me while I am coughing and saying "I can't breathe."