48% of U.S. Births Are Funded by Medicaid. Should we Feel Proud or Ashamed?

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A recent study of the Journal of Women’s Health sent shock waves throughout the country and medical community when it revealed that state Medicaid programs […]

By |September 12th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

I’m a Physician and Hospitals are Starting to Scare Me

When you entire a hospital, there should be a bright, yellow caution sign that says “Enter at Your Own Risk” and for those who think I’m exaggerating, I assure you I’m not. My concerns are real and they should be yours as well.

In my city, there are only two healthcare systems in town in addition […]

By |August 19th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

A Life Well Lived: The Legacy of Nurse Midwife Maude E. Callen

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words and it was the photographic genius of the late W. Eugene Smith’s photo essay, “Nurse Midwife” published in a 1951 edition of Life Magazine that grasped my attention and introduced me to the late, great Maude E. Callen, a nurse midwife.

Callen was born almost […]

By |February 20th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Miracles In the Midst of a Hurricane

Sometimes it takes a catastrophe to remind us of our humanity. Sometimes we get caught up in the mechanics of living that an act of Nature has to descend upon us in one fell swoop to bring us back to reality.

I had planned to go to bed fairly early tonight. I truly did but just […]

By |October 31st, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

What Will Prenatal Care Look Like in the Future?

In today’s tough U.S. economy, healthcare is in the forefront because of the three trillion dollars spent each year. Patients are not seeing their money’s worth and neither is the U.S. government who writes the check for a large percentage of it. The cost of women having babies too early or prematurely costs our society […]

Is Nurse “Burn-Out” Hazardous to Your Health?

JoNel Allecia’s NBC News article, Burned Out Nurses Linked to More Infections , addresses an important issue that is often overlooked and ignored. Let’s be brutally honest, without an appropriate nursing workforce, our entire healthcare system would collapse.  As our healthcare system continues to shift to a business and profit model, both nurse and physician […]

By |August 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Patient’s Miscarriage Gets Hospital in Trouble

It’s a sad commentary when human beings have to be reminded how to act like human beings, especially when they’re in the helping profession.  Loni Hildebrandt was a 29 year old certified nursing assistant who was pregnant with her first baby. Make that two babies because she was pregnant with twins. Hildebrandt considered her pregnancy […]

Why Can’t Hospitals Do the Right Thing?

It’s a sad commentary when human beings have to be reminded how to act like human beings, especially when they’re in the helping profession.  Loni Hildebrandt was a 29 year old certified nursing assistant who was pregnant with her first baby. Make that two babies because she was pregnant with twins. Hildebrandt considered her pregnancy […]

By |October 5th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Fighting an Uphill Battle on Behalf of Pregnant Women

When you’re constantly fighting for people to do the right thing, something is terribly wrong. One of my best friends called the other day in a state of despondency. Her patients needed to have a C. Section and the anesthesiologist was acting like a jerk. The patient had two previous successful VBACs but this time […]

Surgery While Pregnancy

Pregnancy is certainly not the optimum time to have a surgical procedure however there are certain conditions when it is necessary. The most compelling reasons to have surgery while pregnant include acute appendicitis, gallstones that block the bile duct, torsion or twisting of an ovarian tumor and trauma to the abdomen that results in damage […]

By |May 24th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments
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