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Are You Going to Be a Specialist? Or Just a GP?

Penny Wilson | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Penny Wilson

I'm not "just" a GP. I'm a broadly-skilled, sub-specialized, expert GP, providing a damn fine health service to my patients and my community. And I absolutely love it.

Doctors or Dinosaurs?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

When you visit your physician -- or general practitioner -- what usually happens? They usually give you a referral. Even if you don't have the type of insurance that requires referrals, if you have anything that requires a skill set beyond giving a flu shot, you will be referred elsewhere.

Our Fallout Shelter: Scary Places That Still Haunt Us

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.03.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

These papers, unpleasant as they were, we kept. They are part of the family history. They will be passed down to our children and then to their children. That is the hope anyway.

Health Insurance's Bunker Buster

Dave Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Chase

The only way to reform the health care system is to blow it up and start over. I believe that we are going to see something close to a "blow up" this fall.

Who Will Take Care of 32 Million New Patients?

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

With the passage of health care reform, an estimated thirty two million new patients will try to find primary care doctors. That's not going to be so easy because we already face a shortage of primary care doctors.