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Are Pelvic Exams Over done?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
According to a study done a UCSF and published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology the pelvic exam is performed for reasons that are medically unjustified. Many MDs mistakenly believe the exam is important in screening for ovarian cancer. MDs have been trained to do this exam as part of a routine exam and have the belief that it would be...

Congress Cuts Medicare Benefits: Is This the Change We Need?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
President Barack Obama's campaign for presidency tag like was that he'd bring us "The Change We Need." He promised there would be no cuts in health care and that we would provide health insurance coverage for millions of more Americans. However, now that the US budget is a huge challenge, he's signed legislation that can cut up to 2% per...

How ObamaCare is Affecting Doctors, Patients and the Practice of Medicine

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  ObamaCare, or the Affordable Care Act, will bring 50 million new people into the Medicaid program, but who will pay for this and who will take care of them? Most MDs cannot afford to treat patients in Medicaid because reimbusement for services is far too low. The quality of care will drop and access to care will take time to take effect. We're...

Is Mistletoe an Effective Cancer Treatment?

submitted by: admin on 06/24/2016
  A century ago Rudolph Steiner developed anthroposophical medicine. It is based on intuitive thinking about associations the 4 aspects of the human body--physical, etheric, astral, and ego--and plants, minerals, and the cosmos. Steiner's intuition was based on the fact that mistletoe is a parasitic growth that eventually kills its host. Inspired...

Paying MDs for Performance: Is it a Good Idea?

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2018
Rewarding MDs for following the policies of an insurance company that employs them is dangerous. One size fits all is not a good model to treat each unique person’s special health care issues.

Psychiatrists Embrace Pill Power

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Big Pharma's control over psychiatry is a major step backwards. Even reimbursement for services is skewed to higher payment for drug vs cognitive treatment. It is time to treat patients, not primarily their symptoms.