Potpourri

KevinMD media mentions, July 2011

I’d like to thank various media outlets for recently citing KevinMD.com.

Associated Press: MDs gather at AMA meeting amid reform uncertainty

“There’s a lot of anxiety about how our practice is going to change,” said Dr. Kevin Pho, a blogger and primary care doctor in Nashua, N.H.

NPR’s Shots: To Friend Or Not: The Facebook Challenge For Doctors

One doctor who does see potential is internist Kevin Pho, who practices in Nashua, New Hampshire … …

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USA Today column: Do new cancer drugs deserve their flashy headlines?

My USA Today column ran in this morning’s paper: New cancer drugs often get flashy headlines.

I discuss two cancer stories, reported the same day this past June. One included highly publicized drugs used to treat metastatic melanoma. The other was much less heralded, and involved the lack of efficacy in ovarian cancer screening.

Despite the difference in coverage, however, both stories are important:

I understand that any advance …

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KevinMD posts of the week, June 26, 2011

Here are the top posts from this past week, based on the number of times they were viewed.

1. 5 strategic tools to solve our healthcare woes. The way things are going now—with the economy wheezing, doctors bailing, chronic disease rising fast, boomers sliding out of the Viagra years into the Depends years, reimbursements getting squeezed ever tighter, Medicaid sputtering on fumes, and 30 million or more new people soon …

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