Dr. Mack Harrell, president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, applauds the recent changes in the ABIM’s MOC. This is how you support your physician members.
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Measles in Disneyland should be a wake-up call for the anti-vaccine movement. Will it? Magicians Penn and Teller do their part and show us why anti-vaccination is nonsense. (Warning: explicit language.)
Between 1991 and 2010, opioid drug prescriptions increased from 75.5 million to 209.5 million. How can we stop prescription drug abuse? Let’s start in the ER.
As more doctors work for hospitals and large conglomerates, patient satisfaction rules. And these physicians are saying, “My boss is CEO!”
Thanks so much for visiting and reading KevinMD.com! 2014 was the busiest year yet.
Below are the most popular posts of the year, measured by number of shares on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. Enjoy.
1. Frozen in the hospital! Watch medical students sing Let It Go. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Class of 2016 sings “Let It Go,” or …
What is social media’s ROI for doctors? I created this 90-second video for my CHEST 2014 keynote that tells the story of two of social media’s returns on investment: defining an online reputation and finding new patients. Enjoy.
I’m honored to keynote CHEST 2014 on Monday, October 27, 2014.
Here is my speaking trailer for the event, and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone there.
ZDoggMD’s latest parody. This time he takes aim at Garth Brooks in “Friends With Low Platelets.”
“I’m not big on thrombopoiesis. Think I’ll skip on down to plasmapheresis. ’cause I got friends … with low platelets.”
Ever wonder what a “gomer” is? While certainly passé and unprofessional, does it shed light into the frustrations both doctors and patients have with end-of-life care? Emergency physician and author Brian Goldman explains the origins and use of such medical slang in his book, The Secret Language of Doctors.
Who knew questioning medical tests could be so much fun? Watch Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” with lyrics that advocate more sensible medical testing. James McCormick, co-host of the Best Science Medicine Podcast, wrote this pitch perfect parody. The ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign educates both physicians and the public to question medical tests and treatments.
Another year of medical school soon begins. There’s no better way to greet incoming students than this The Book of Mormon parody from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (who also brought you their gone-viral rendition of Let It Go). Good luck, first-year medical students: The book of Netter’s will indeed change your life.
Family physician Mike Evans is famous for his terrific whiteboard videos, where he distills complex medical ideas to its most understandable essence. Here, he tackles low back pain, a condition that most adults will experience sometime during their lives. Watch and learn how more tests for back pain isn’t necessarily better.
My latest USA Today column is now up: Doctors are not overpaid. I explain why focusing on physician salaries won’t do much to dent health costs.
Also, as I wrote in a prior blog post, “Pay me like a French doctor. You know you want to,” any salary comparison with other countries also needs to consider their costs of medical education …
In this Daily Show segment, “An Outbreak of Liberal Idiocy,” correspondent Samantha Bee likens the anti-vaccine crowd to right-leaning climate deniers. I’ve been saying this for awhile: The anti-vaccine mentality crosses party lines. Remember, Jenny McCarthy got her start from the progressive-leaning Huffington Post.
Comedian John Oliver with a must-see takedown of Dr. Oz, after his disastrous performance at the recent Senate hearings: “It’s easy to fill a show with shameless pandering without dangerously misleading medical information.” And at the 13:44 mark, he shows us how it’s done. Epic.
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