Several months ago my GI physician ordered a “rule out” MRI. On my next visit my doctor clicked on the images and went over them with me; it was clear he had gone down to the radiology suite and gone over the “films” with the radiologist. In fact since the senior MRI radiologist was on
There are some words that evoke dramatic imagery and should not be used casually. The recent passing of Elie Wiesel reminds us of the power of the word “holocaust.” And “rape” is one of those words. “The use of “rape” in such a casual way misrepresents the gravity of sexual assault. Rape is no laughing
Two recent health care episodes have sharpened my conviction that every practicing physician should be affiliated with a hospital. In December I was admitted to the hospital for one night for observation. My care was managed by my gastroenterologist and my primary care physician, both of whom I have been with for almost twenty years.
Remember when a hospital was just a hospital, and its reputation spoke for itself? Now we have a plethora of self named healthcare institutions such as clinics, community hospitals, institutes, medical centers, national hospitals, specialty hospitals, and teaching hospitals. My home state of New Jersey, for example, started with one children’s hospital in Newark, followed
My first experience with hospital administrative titles was in 1967 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force assigned to Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio. The Hospital Commander was a physician Brigadier General. That was the only title/ rank that mattered. Returning to NYC in 1972 a typical hospital had a President
When preparing for your vacation here are some health care preparedness steps to consider taking. First, make sure you carry all medications (prescription and “over-the counter”) that you take daily, or when needed, with a few extra days worth in case you are delayed getting home. Second, if travelling abroad make sure your vaccinations/ immunizations
Over the past five years teaching in a health care MBA program, I had a number of students who were physical therapists. They had DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) degrees, worked at prestigious academic medical centers in NYC, but did not want to be, or were not called Doctor at work. At one of the