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 […]

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

Pregnant Moms: This Test Will Save Your Baby’s Life

 

Each day, U.S. healthcare providers obtain a vaginal culture for Group B Strep (aka Streptococcus) from pregnant women in a routine manner, yet there is nothing “routine” about the way this simple test can miraculously […]

By |June 19th, 2013|Blog, Plan For Your Pregnancy|0 Comments

Pregnant Moms: Please, “Escape Fire”

Every so often, a film comes along that makes us sit up and take notice. Escape Fire is one of those films.  Executive producers Donna Karan (fashion designer) and Scott Douglass along with directors Matthew […]

By |March 12th, 2013|Blog, Plan For Your Pregnancy|0 Comments

Why Aren’t Doctors Prescribing More IUDs?

The IUD is a great birth control method and yet, many physicians don’t prescribe them. Why? Because of money.

On the heels of a recent blog I posted about the IUD, this months’ issue of OBG […]

By |November 5th, 2012|Blog|2 Comments

Questions Every Pregnant Woman Should Answer

To be forewarned is to be forearmed. That is the mantra that should be adopted by all potential patients who are engaged in our present healthcare system and especially pregnant women. Information is power and […]

By |February 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Avoid Being a Victim of a Medical Scandal

My institute of residency training is in hot water again, and I groan in despair (see Heart Tests at Harlem Hospital Went Unread). The New York Times reported that Harlem Hospital had performed nearly 4,000 […]

Doctors Perform C-Section on a Non-Pregnant Woman

Last week the Internet was replete with stories regarding two North Carolina obstetricians who performed a c. section on a non-pregnant woman (see ABC News).  Sadly, mistakes of this magnitude occur more often than the […]

Hospital Fraud Finally Exposed

Kudos to CNN reporter Elizabeth Cohen for reporting on hospital waste; the “open” secret has now been revealed.  See Healthcare Industry Sick With Medical Waste. Physicians and nurses have known about inflated hospital charges for […]

Hospital Fraud Finally Exposed

Kudos to CNN reporter Elizabeth Cohen for reporting on hospital waste; the “open” secret has now been revealed.  See Healthcare Industry Sick With Medical Waste. Physicians and nurses have known about inflated hospital charges for […]

By |March 8th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Will Americans Die Because They Are Poor?

“Let them eat cake” was the response uttered by a French aristocrat upon learning that her impoverished citizens did not have bread to eat. The US State Medicaid offices have essentially said the same thing. […]

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