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In this episode, we’re joined by Emmanuel K. Konstantakos, an orthopedic surgeon, and Jeff Morris, an attorney and CEO of the American Board of Physician Specialties. They discuss the ongoing debate about physician board certifications and the role of monopolistic practices in limiting patient access to care. During the COVID-19 crisis, discriminatory hiring practices left many highly skilled, dual-board certified physicians unable to provide emergency and telemedicine services. The guests will explore the dangers of monopolies in health care, the reasons behind these practices, and the impact on patient safety and care. The guests will ask important questions about the true motives behind these practices and the need for change in how we approach physician board certifications.
Emmanuel K. Konstantakos is an orthopedic surgeon. Jeff Morris is an attorney and CEO, American Board of Physician Specialties.
They share their stories and discuss the KevinMD article, “Stop the ABMS monopoly.”
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