Archives By Month: December 2015

Wait Your Turn

Posted on December 22, 2015 2:16 am By Del Meyer in International Medicine

This report is an annual survey of physicians, from across the country, which examines the total wait time faced by patients across 12 medical specialties. The study reports a median wait time — from referral by a general practitioner (ie: a family doctor) to consultation with a specialist, and subsequent receipt of treatment — of 18.3 […]

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Mandatory Vaccination Is Now The Law Of The State

Posted on December 21, 2015 2:07 pm By Del Meyer in In The News

Richard Pan MD recall effort falls short on vaccine issue Opponents of California’s new mandatory vaccine law have suffered another defeat, failing to force a recall election of the senator who championed the law. In carrying a law requiring vaccines for all school children, Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, drew the animus of parents who believe […]

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The St Croix Review

Posted on December 21, 2015 1:45 pm By Del Meyer in Feature Article

Mission Statement Our mission is to reawaken American pride: of being a joyous part of the vast adventure of living in a great, good, and growing nation as free-born individuals. Our Values The St. Croix Review acquaints readers with a wide spectrum of conservative thought. We hope to sharpen our readers’ perception of passing events, […]

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Veteran’s Day: November 11

Posted on December 16, 2015 6:01 am By Del Meyer in Hippocrates and His Kin

Thanks. By Kevin Meyer, CEO, Evolving Excellence Sorry about the absence from Evolving Excellence.  Over the last few weeks I’ve been working through a vision issue that has now been corrected with some successful eye muscle surgery.  In fact, yesterday was the first time I was able to drive.  All is good, and I should […]

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An ICD-10 Christmas Tale

Posted on December 12, 2015 5:13 am By Del Meyer in Voices of Medicine

My friend and colleague, Dr. Jack Ostrich, who always gives us an enlightening Christmas Story gave us this one. The ICD 9 would have several codes for different types of fracture, for instance, now the ICD 10 has dozens of codes to identify minor differences and what is the type of visit for each type […]

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House Of God: San Mateo County Physician

Posted on December 11, 2015 5:51 am By Del Meyer in Book Review

Reviewed by Michael Norris, MD, President I recently re-read The House of God, a satirical novel published in 1978. It details the intern experience of a young doctor at the House of God, patterned after Boston’s Beth Israel Hos­pital. The author is Samuel Shem, pen-name of psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Bergman. Like the novel’s protagonist, Roy […]

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The Presidential Race

Posted on December 9, 2015 4:44 am By Del Meyer in Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

Dr. Rosen:       Here we are half way through the presidential primaries like we’ve never seen before.  Have we lost our civility? Is the Republican Party in the early stages of self-destruction? The Republican Party is the third oldest political party in the world formed in the 1850s and sometimes called the party of Lincoln (the […]

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