Physicians as guardians of science have an obligation to teach the facts of life to our patients and our legislators. And today the need to dispel ignorance of biologic facts is more urgent than ever. Just as President Obama is deferring legislation on marriage to the states, I will defer the issue of whether the government can or should regulate marriage to legal scholars and our duly elected representatives. However, ...

Read more...

Richard Baron is a primary care physician the Philadelphia area. He published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled “What’s Keeping Us So Busy in Primary Care? A Snapshot from One Practice," and discussed recently on KevinMD.com.  Dr. Baron conclusively demonstrates that there is a deluge of uncompensated work performed by physicians in the outpatient arena. This comes as no surprise to those of us in ...

Read more...

Prior to President Obama's address to Congress on health reform, I asked myself, "What would I tell the President?" First and foremost: go for it. All of it. Health care in America is too important, both economically and morally, to be left adrift in its current state. Its focus is wrong. It costs too much. And not everyone who needs it is able to have it. Two rules that have served me ...

Read more...

1 Pages

Most Popular

Join 150,000+ subscribers

Get the best of KevinMD in your inbox

Sign me up! It's free. 
close-link
✓ Join 150,000+ subscribers 
✓ Get KevinMD's 5 most popular stories
Subscribe. It's free.