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DB's Medical Rants
I still love being an internist
Many internists feel frustration over administrative burdens, a payment system that encourages you to decrease visit length , MOC, the possibility of MOL and numerous regulations.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Catherine Burt Driver, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Internist joins LCMC medical complex
Dr. John Michael Benavidez, MD, has joined the hospital's medical group as an internist.
Marshall Chin, MD, New President-Elect of Society of General Internal Medicine
Marshall Chin , MD, MPH, the Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Medicine, is the new president-elect of the Society of General Internal Medicine for the 2014-2015 year.
News 4 Jax
Sick, ill, cold, flu, allergies, blowing nose
From noon to 1 p.m. today, ask your questions about seasonal allergies and get advice from two Mayo Clinic physicians who specialize the the field.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Wikipedia: what it is and why it matters for healthcare
Engaging with WikipediaOutside of Wikipedia's own volunteer community initiatives, the first attempt to conduct a health educational campaign by guiding the improvement of some Wikipedia articles began in 2012 when the ABIM Foundation, a non-profit organization established by the American Board of Internal Medicine, launched the Choosing Wisely ... (more)
It's Worse To Be A Chemist -- And Other Responses To Unhappy Physicians
Yesterday's post , trying to reconcile heartfelt physician concerns about the evolving practice of medicine with data suggesting more students than ever are pursuing medicine as a career, clearly touched a nerve, drawing a range of thoughtful responses, many from Twitter.
NEJM Group Launches New Adaptive Learning Platform, First-of-its-Kind in Medicine
The product is designed specifically for Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine subspecialists.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Knowmedge Announces Agreement to Publish Internal Medicine Board...
The partnership allows each party to connect with a broader audience while continuing their mission of enhancing and improving medical education.
Internists favor public policy to reduce gun violence
Most internists believe that firearm-related violence is a public health issue and favor policy initiatives aimed at reducing it, according to research published online April 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine .
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Seniors and Sleeping Pills: Empowered Patients Choose Wisely
Newswise - The US Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act encourages patients to act as their own advocates for reducing unnecessary prescriptions that increase the risk of harm.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
New board certification method requires perpetual evaluation
In a lawsuit filed in 2010, the American Board of Surgery said the American Board of General Surgery wasn't a medical board at all, but a sham created by a Las Vegas man with a history of selling bogus medical certificates to physicians.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Diseases Doctors Miss Most
In a perfect world, you'd walk into the doctor's office with a medical question and walk out with a diagnosis, a treatment plan, and a ride home from Channing Tatum .
Retired doc's thoughts
More internists are failing the MOC exam-why could that be? Resistance to ABIM's MOC grows.
Why are more internists failing the Maintenance of Certification exam? Kevin Pho on his medical blog offers two suggestions.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Doctor Receives Grant to Help Adolescents ...
Baltimore, MD - Oscar Taube, M.D., director of the Pediatric Outpatient department and the coordinator of Adolescent Medicine at the Herman & Walter Samuleson Children's Hospital at Sinai, has been awarded a grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide adolescents, young adults and their family members with the tools to make a smooth ... (more)
The alarming decline of internal medicine recertification pass rates
I recertified back in 2011 , and it was an onerous process capped off with a challenging exam.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Colorado Springs Business Journal
Wallace leads medical campus growth and future
Erik Wallace, M.D., is one of the newest staff members at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Study examines criteria for 'choosing wisely' lists of least beneficial medical services
In the creation of lists by specialty societies of medical services deemed least beneficial , inclusion was often justified by evidence suggesting no additional benefit with higher risk, higher cost, or both, compared with other options, according to a study in the April 9 issue of JAMA .
Dr. Anibal F. Herrera, 78, internist, gastroenterologist
Anibal F. Herrera, 78, of Media, a physician who came to the United States from Cuba and practiced for more than three decades in the Philadelphia area, died Wednesday, April 2, of Lewy body dementia at Riddle Village.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.