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Quote(s) Of The Week, Vol. 2, Issue 22

November 30th, 2012 | No comments

“It’s a paradoxical situation. In states that choose not to do the Medicaid expansion, they’re going to still have the uncompensated care and those people are still going to go to hospitals.” Chip Kahn, President/CEO – the Federation of American Hospitals. “For the first time, there was a traffic jam in the Senate Women’s bathroom. […]

Consulo Indicium, Vol. 2, Issue 22

November 30th, 2012 | No comments

Information for your Consideration … Twinkies and The Surge in Obesity – The media over the past couple of weeks has been all a twitter about the demise of  Twinkies. Hostess Brands is in bankruptcy court to break itself apart, which means that the Twinkies product will surely move on to another corporation. After all, […]

The Withering Supply of Primary Care Providers

November 30th, 2012 | 1 comment

A new study shows that we are facing an impending shortage of primary care providers … Last week, I visited my primary care physician. He’s a great person and I like him a lot. He has not yet installed an electronic health record and I neglected to ask how he was coming along on his […]

What We Need – Comprehensive Care Coordinators!

November 30th, 2012 | 1 comment

Thoughts on retraining primary care physicians for a more comprehensive role … Despite the pending shortage of primary care physicians, there is a need for a new type of provider – the comprehensive care coordinator (C3). As the healthcare system moves towards a more comprehensive model of care delivery or population health approach, we will […]

The Periodic

November 30th, 2012 | No comments

Captured information from the web for your consideration … Fickenscher On The Healthcare Tsunami’s –

The Weekly Whisk, Vol. 2, Issue 22

November 30th, 2012 | 1 comment

Musings from a foodie… Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year. It’s a time when we focus on food and family. So, rather than preparing the regular restaurant review, I decided to share my some of my secret Thanksgiving recipes. For Thanksgiving is THE cooking experience of the year. Most years, I even repeat […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Vol. 2, Issue 22

November 30th, 2012 | No comments

The ongoing saga… The Great – Tis the season of family, friends and fellowship. Enjoy them all and give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy. The Good – The politicians seem intent on avoiding the “fiscal cliff.” Let’s hope they remain reasonable and that they enjoyed a feast at home over the holidays so we […]