When people go to the emergency room, they are often stunned to discover that doctors who treated them are not employed by the hospital and bill their insurance company separately. How common is this? New research published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday found that more than one in five patients visiting the emergency Read more about Surprise! Insurance Paid the E.R. but Not the Doctor[…]
Demand Best Care Talking to your doctor can sometimes feel like a challenge. Perhaps it feels like he or she is in a rush, and doesn’t have time to talk to you. Maybe you’re embarrassed about a symptom, or don’t understand instructions for a new drug regimen. Perhaps you’ve even seen another doctor or nurse making Read more about How to talk to your Doctor[…]
This article originally appeared on Medium. A six step process for success… E.N.G.A.G.E ENGAGE is a six-step process for discovering what drives you and using it to succeed in your career. Many people’s careers stall because they see strategic, high-level thinking, like knowing what their purpose is or what values drive them, as a “soft Read more about A suggested algorithm for success![…]
In a meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal by Stanford professor John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, culled data from more than 300 clinical trials, representing more than 300,000 individual patients. In comparing the effectiveness of exercise with various drug interventions to prevent mortality for patients with coronary heart disease or prediabetes, exercise and drug interventions appeared to have similar effects on mortality. Read more about Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug-The exercise Pill[…]
The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. But some algorithms shape and control our world more than others ….. Continue Reading………..
…………I was prepared to fly to Cleveland to meet with one of the doctors. Then I discovered a way to obtain a second opinion without leaving home. “My Consult” is a Web-based second opinion service offered by e-Cleveland Clinic, the facility’s Internet service. Patients who have received a diagnosis of any of more than 600 life-threatening Read more about Second Opinion over the Web[…]
Despite a dizzying array of high-tech medical tests, the reality is that many symptoms, such as fatigue or headaches, are never explained. More at www.wsj.com…….
There is some information available online for New Yorkers. Last December, the state’s Department of Health listed hospital charge data for 1,400 conditions on its Health Data NY site. While the figures are a bit outdated, it does provide some eye-popping stats, proving that it pays for the underinsured to shop around. More at www.wsj.com
Of the estimated 5,500 concierge practices nationwide, about two-thirds charge less than $135 a month on average, up from 49% three years ago, according to Concierge Medicine Today, a trade publication that also runs a research collective for the industry. Inexpensive practices are driving growth in concierge medicine, which is adding offices at a rate Read more about Concierge Medicine…………[…]