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Medical Insurance:

I am not a member of the Clergy Patients often ask me why I do not take insurance. For me, what that means is why I do not accept payment from an insurance company for medical care rendered to one of their policyholders. The answer is simple. Insurance companies often do not value what I do because it is outside of their view of treatment by a traditional orthodox allopath physician. Insurance companies will pay a lawyer more money per hour than they will pay a physician per hour. Besides,... Read More
Posted by Katie Reed at Monday, September 30, 2013
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Hurry Up and Be Patient

Hurry Up and Be Patient As I walked around the Merigian development on Sunday, 9 September 1013, I noticed that in the last ten days, not much had changed. The buildings were being raised at a snail’s pace. It was a mystery to me, but then often times life is just plain mysterious. When I see change move slowly, incentives are usually behind the lack of appropriate pacing. Who benefits from the slowing down of progress? Who loses because of the slow down? I assume it is apparent. But is... Read More
Posted by Katie Reed at Monday, September 23, 2013
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When I Have More Time

Recently, we have instituted an hourglass system to track patient care time. Interestingly enough, it has captured several of our patients by surprise. It should be of no shock to anyone to recognize that I have very poor time management skills. And unfortunately all of us run on schedules throughout the day -- and they are jammed packed will all kinds of adventures. The idea of the hourglass came to me when I was questioning why our clinical staff worked so late in the afternoon, or into the... Read More
Posted by Katie Reed at Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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