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America Great Again

America Great Again The New Year has already proven challenging, making my weekly blogging difficult, if not impossible to accomplish. Now that several events have passed, I think I can return to a more normal routine. As most of you know, I am a die-hard Michigan State fan. I attended medical school at the College of Human Medicine at MSU. I had the opportunity to experience community-based medical education as opposed to county or city hospital-based teaching. The community prided... Read More
at Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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Snakes in Memphis

Snakes in Memphis In the past twenty years, several fields of medicine have emerged to the forefront as research has catapulted them to the top. Others have remained stagnant, still others have fallen. Within the week, I had an encounter with a local emergency room physician which opened my eyes to the ineptitude of the healthcare system, especially the emergency departments in the Memphis area. D.D. is a forty-four-year-old male who complained of abdominal pain for two weeks; Classic... Read More
at Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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The Rooster is in the Hen House

The Rooster is in the Hen House I had several distractions over the holidays that prevented me from blogging. But, I am back. At the forefront of medicine today is healthcare insurance. I read the editorial page in the Commercial Appeal frequently and found the thoughts composed by Clay Phillips, Vice President of Network Strategy for BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee amusing. The headline of his commentary was, "We are starting at the center to transform health care spending."... Read More
at Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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