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Does Free Speech Apply to Doctors?

April 3, 2010 in Medical Ethics, Medical Legal by RangelMD

Many stand on their soap boxes and proclaim that politics and patient care should not mix. But mix they do and the simple act of patient care does not strip the physician of their first amendment rights.

Zero Points of Articulation

April 1, 2010 in Misc by RangelMD

Most incredible action figure ever created, discovered.

Even Crazy People Have Real Tumors (Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis)

March 31, 2010 in Medicine by RangelMD

Sudden psychiatric symptoms following a brief febrile illness and headache in a young woman without any prior psychiatric disorder history.

Primer on Fatty Acids and Fish Oil.

March 30, 2010 in Medicine by RangelMD

Everything you always wanted to know about fatty acids, fish oil, and heart disease risk, but were afraid to ask.

If You Get Medical Advice from Social Networks

March 29, 2010 in Medicine by RangelMD

2% of 1,000 Twitter messages regarding antibiotic use contained incorrect information.

Medicare Does NOT Pay For Preventive Care

March 27, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

With all the talk about preventive care and coordination of care during the current health reform efforts, you would think that this would have been one of the primary measures in the recent legislation. You’d be wrong.

Reminder: Dietary Fat Does Not = Obesity

March 23, 2010 in Medicine by RangelMD

Eating fat does not make you fat. It’s far more complicated than that. Fortunately, the solution is very simple.

24/7 Real-time Medical Care

March 22, 2010 in Health Policy, Medicine by RangelMD

A new service provides patients with 24/7 access to medical consultation . . and some don’t like it.

Top 9 Criticisms of Concierge Medicine

March 12, 2010 in Health Care "Reform" by RangelMD

Many liberals have a knee-jerk reaction conniption fit when asked about concierge medicine: “Only the rich will be able to afford concierge care” and the end result will be that “fewer doctors will see fewer patients”.

Concierge Medicine: How to Escape From a Dysfunctional Medical System

March 9, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

How can patients and primary care providers escape from a system that is way underfunded and way overloaded? It requires a paradigm shift in the way we reimburse primary care physicians. Hint. Gym memberships are way ahead of the curve here.