Join Don Gaede, an internal medicine and vascular medicine physician, to discuss the “existential threat of greed in U.S. health care” highlighted in a JAMA editorial. Don shares his firsthand encounters with unethical practices within his specialty of vascular medicine, where patients are urged to undergo unnecessary procedures. We delve into the impact on vulnerable populations and the challenges of addressing these issues. Explore the role of initiatives like Choosing Wisely in promoting appropriate care and advocating for patients. Don emphasizes the importance of physicians taking a stand against greed in all health care sectors to protect the medical profession’s noble status.
Don Gaede is an internal medicine and vascular medicine physician.
He discusses his KevinMD article, “The dark side of medicine: an urgent call to action against greed.”
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