A huge thank you for your continuing readership in 2016.  I sincerely appreciate the vibrant KevinMD community, driven by your readership, contributions, and conversations. KevinMD is about to enter its 13th year as the leading platform for the voice of the health care professional.  I look forward to another great year. Here are the most popular posts of 2016: 1. An open letter to Justin Timberlake 2. The opioid epidemic: It’s time to place ...

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Thank you for another great year!  I sincerely appreciate your continuing readership. Here are the 10 most-read posts of 2015.  Enjoy. Watch 2 magicians destroy the anti-vaccine movement in 90 seconds.  Measles in Disneyland should be a wake-up call for the anti-vaccine movement.  Will it? Magicians Penn and Teller do their part and show us why anti-vaccination is nonsense. (Warning: explicit language.) An R&B anthem on hospital readmissions. It captures what’s wrong so perfectly. ZDoggMD ...

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Radiologists-day-4 It takes one to know one.  Here's a day in the life of a radiologist, illustrated. James Chang is a radiologist and author of Oh Doctor, The Places You Will Go... He blogs at Poor MD and can be reached on Facebook.

freedom formula An excerpt from The Freedom Formula for Physicians. Get the last copy of your pay stub. What is your year-to-date compensation? What is your annualized compensation? Hint: Take your current compensation and multiple it by 12, divided by the number of months already compensated. For example, using an end-of-the-month May check, multiply the amount by 12 divided by 5. Get the last copy of ...

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shutterstock_215658670 Thanks so much for visiting and reading KevinMD.com!  2014 was the busiest year yet. Below are the most popular posts of the year, measured by number of shares on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.  Enjoy. 1. Frozen in the hospital! Watch medical students sing Let It Go. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Class of 2016 sings “Let It Go,” or ...

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I'm honored to keynote CHEST 2014 on Monday, October 27, 2014. Here is my speaking trailer for the event, and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone there.

usa_today_logoMy latest USA Today column is now up: Doctors are not overpaid. I explain why focusing on physician salaries won't do much to dent health costs. Also, as I wrote in a prior blog post, "Pay me like a French doctor. You know you want to," any salary comparison with other countries also needs to consider their costs of medical education ...

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Dr. Arlen Myers, president of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, can give you ten good reasons why doctors make great entrepreneurs.  However, in my many years of working with physicians, I have learned when it comes to a business idea, doctors, like most new entrepreneurs, often need help getting the nuances wrestled to the ground. For example, I remember the conversation with an ED medical director about the importance of using “ER” ...

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Two of my recent columns were recently published. The first is in USA Today: Electronic medical records no cure-all yet.  While EMRs are here to stay, they are generally antiquated programs that divert providers' attention away from patients:

More time in front of computers means less time for patients. An American Journal of Emergency Medicine study found that emergency physicians spent 43% of their time entering data into a computer, compared with only ...

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KevinMD.com shares the stories of the many who intersect with our health care system, but are rarely heard from.  Over 2500 articles were published this year from these voices, including practicing physicians, patients, policy experts, nurses, social workers, medical students, and hospital chaplains, among others. I sincerely appreciate your continued readership and conversation. Here are the most popular posts of 2013.

    1. Dear lawmakers: This is what it’s like to be a doctor ...

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