I am a patient. Yes, and a physician; a brother, father, husband, grandfather, uncle, friend, neighbor, taxpayer and concerned citizen. What healthcare reform means to you means the same to me, or more. Maybe because as a physician I focus on it a little more than the average person, I have an additional responsibility to share my perspectives? Maybe a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, as the saying goes. I ...

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At the end of long days I often stand gazing out my window at the beautiful, timeless Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs and am taken by their sense of permanence. I recently returned from Nampa, Idaho, where I presented hospital Grand Rounds on Accountable Care Organizations. The parallels between the timeless mountains and the physicians I met in Nampa struck me. Strange, you say? Maybe, but I am accustomed to the ...

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