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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

April 13th, 2015 | No comments

The ongoing saga…   The Awesome – For those who are affecionados of style you need to check out the new motorcycle designed by William Shatner.  Captain Kirk is quite the designer.    The Good – If only the Starbucks Employee Tuition Plan had been available in the early 70s, I might not have incurred […]

The Weekly Whisk

April 13th, 2015 | No comments

Musings from a foodie…   Chicago has lots of variety on the culinary scene and is often under-estimated in my view. I recently had a close friend of mine introduce me to Roka Akor [*****], a Japanese sushi/sashimi and steakhouse in in the Loop. Now, at the outset, I have felt for many years that there […]

Random Readings

April 13th, 2015 | No comments

Periodicals, articles, books and other miscellaneous readings from Kevin’s basket to yours… I recently attended the American Academy of Dermatology meeting and Bruce Wintroub, MD, the Chair for the University of California at San Francisco Department of Dermatology and Acting Dean for the School of Medicine gave a presentation in accepting the annual Clarence Livingood […]

The Pernicious Problem – Fixin’ The Doc Fix

April 13th, 2015 | No comments

Thoughts on the next phase of life from a boomer’s perspective…. The “Doc Fix” is one of those stories that never seems to end.  It’s the proverbial can that has been kicked down the road so many times that most pundits simply predict it will be kicked again!  And, while it was kicked down the […]

Future Health

April 13th, 2015 | No comments

Another Simple Use Of Telecare – Intermountain Health Care (IHC) has applied the use of telecare is a unique and very simple way.  They are using a televideo language interpretation service that allows for dynamic, interactive support between an interpreter and the clinician who has a patient where there is a language barrier. Through the […]

Consulo Indicium

April 13th, 2015 | No comments

Information for your consideration… Primary Care Shortage Projected – It’s no surprise to those of us in the field, but the Association of American Medical Colleges recently came out with a report noting that the physician shortage by 2025 could be “significant”. The analysis estimates a primary care shortfall of 12,500 to 31,100 physicians and […]

Quote(s) Of The Week

April 13th, 2015 | No comments

Notable thoughts for your consideration… “Obviously, we haven’t achieved everything we wanted. The federal government still spends more than it takes in, largely because of mandatory entitlements like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, which account for more than half of the entire budget…It will take more work to save them, not to mention a president […]