Authors of a recent study from the Archives of Internal Medicine are unlikely to endear themselves to specialists. As reported by Reuters, and provocatively titled, Do specialist doctors make too much money?, the study gives a per-hour breakdown of how much doctors make. I think this is a good approach, since annual salary figures do not account for the number of hours doctors work -- and in the case of primary ...

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Dr. Robert Sears' The Vaccine Book, is, as Rahul Parikh puts it, "a nightmare for pediatricians like me." In a piece from Salon, Dr. Parikh brings his issues to the author.  The controversy of the book is the so-called "alternative vaccine schedule," which, as vaccine developer Paul Offit puts it,

is "misrepresentation of vaccine science" that "misinforms parents trying to make the right decision for their children" in the Journal of Pediatrics. ...

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It's well known that patients Google their doctors, a practice that's performed with increasing frequency. But what about doctors researching their patients on the web? It's an interesting idea that I hadn't thought of. I have never Googled a patient, and can't see any reason to in a primary care setting. But the context of the piece, which I first saw in the WSJ Health Blog, was in psychiatry. It would ...

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