So here I sit on New Year’s Eve contemplating this year of 2014. I will not be sad to leave it behind and as the eternal optimist I look forward to a better year in 2015. It’s a surprise that we can get up every morning if we listen to the media. So much hate, so much violence, so much war, so much obesity, so … Continue reading Bang Head Here!
Several of my friends, independently, have told me their stories about their experiences with Obamacare. All the stories are similar in many ways and entail recounting of large deductibles and small coverage. The news media has recounted different stories, each with a different problem, but basically all with the same theme. My favorite of the most recent ones in my realm is of a wife … Continue reading Are We Sinking Ourselves in Medical Debt?
We all can tell stories about the visit to the doctor’s office. It was too crowded. I had to wait too long. The Doctor was insensitive to my complaints. I left feeling confused. A friend recently described what the impending physician visit entailed: three days of surfing the internet until she had diagnosed her complaint, 1 hour travel to the doctor, 1 hour wait to … Continue reading Do You Shop Your Diagnosis Until The Doctor Tells You What You Want To Hear?
The aftermath of Angelina Jolie’s announcement on May 14 has sent the telephones at genetic, cancer and breast centers ringing off the wall. FORCE, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, reported calls to their hotline quadrupled within 36 hours. Multiple Genetic Centers from around the country said they could not answer all the phone calls. … Continue reading Genetic Counselors and Breast Centers Overwhelmed with Phone Calls after Jolie’s Announcement
The April issue of Surgery magazine reports a new patient safety study from John Hopkins University School of Medicine concerning medical mistakes in surgery. These “Never-Events” are things that should never happen and in some cases a never-event can trigger many additional issues. It becomes a tsunami of preventable situations including malpractice litigation. The study used data from the National Practitioner Data Bank which is … Continue reading “Never-Events” and Medical Mistakes are Common in Surgery
You spoke and we listened! Susan has designed a new course for positioning. It has been named Mammography Workshop: Focus on Positioning. It will begin on a nationwide tour in June. It will be a knockout because she is an expert at helping others get the maximum tissue on the image. You will not want to miss this one. Also, we are getting lots of … Continue reading NEW Mammography Positioning Course on the WAY.