Archives By Month: January 2018

Talk Radio Dialogues Connect with almost Everyone

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:50 pm By Del Meyer in The Worldwide Public Forum

In Depth Discussions with public, civic, national and international leaders, cultural, educational, political and religious commentary to broaden your perspective of our country and the world in which we live.

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Bernard Bond McGinity, M.D.

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:48 pm By Del Meyer in In Memoriam

December 1, 1928 – January 20, 2018 Dr McGinity was born in Wallasey, England on December 11, 1928. Passed away on January 20, 2018 at the age of 89 surrounded by his family. Bernard was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 56 years, Arlene. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Brian […]

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When to begin?

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:47 pm By Del Meyer in Words Of Wisdom

The toughest part of being on a diet is shutting up about it—Gerald Nachman He who has learned to love an art or science has wisely laid up riches against the day of riches—Robert Louis Stevenson  

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The personal, private, confidential locked diary has morphed

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:46 pm By Del Meyer in Hippocrates & His Kin

John came in for his regularly scheduled quarterly appointment. “I made a New Year’s Resolution to lose 10 pounds this year. I only have 15 more pounds to go.” Mark Zuckerberg announced that he is taking a leave from Facebook to spend more time with his daughters. Like everyone who says they’re leaving Facebook, he’ll […]

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A Review of Books and Film

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:41 pm By Del Meyer in The Bookshelf

When History is obtained from film, this creates a new obligation in truth from the entertainment industry as noted by Peggy Noonan in her column this week. This has essentially been true in the biographical book industry. We have just completed Eric Metaxas large volume on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. We’ve all heard […]

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The Opioid Epidemic—Misplaced blame!

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:39 pm By Del Meyer in Voices of Medicine

THE PERILS OF OPIOID PRESCRIBING Lawrence R. Huntoon, MD, PhD Pain management has become a minefield where physicians often walk at their peril between accusations of under-treatment and over-treatment of pain. Prosecutors in recent years have focused on alleging inappropriate prescribing of opioids, or on over-treatment of pain, which they state leads to addiction, abuse, […]

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Doesn’t a Government Shut-Down save money?

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:38 pm By Del Meyer in Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

Dr. Rosen:      Here we’re having another government shut-down. Doesn’t that save us a lot of money? Dr. Edwards:  It all depends on how serious the politicians are? Dr. Milton:      The last shutdown by Newt Gingrich was a disaster. He caved before it was effective. Dr. Ruth:        How’s that? Dr. Milton:      He lost his fortitude before […]

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Why are doctors being treated more harshly than the Taliban?

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:36 pm By Del Meyer in Medical Myths

A 63-year-old Physician Received a 55-year sentence while Taliban operatives received 10-years In September 2003, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gene Rossi stated to a reporter: “Our office will try our best to root out [certain doctors] like the Taliban. Stay tuned.” In 2003, all six members of the “Lackawanna Six” (Lackawanna, New York, is a suburb […]

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Excessive Prescribing

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:34 pm By Del Meyer in Medical Gluttony

The Seven Deadly Sins: Overprescribing Excessive prescribing is another facet of gluttony, although the impetus for the physician is usually a different sin: greed. In the early 90s, [The Medical Board] . . .  revoked the licenses of physicians who sold prescriptions for Dilaudid for distribution on the street. Today, Oxycontin is the analgesic du […]

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Doctors May Do a “Brexit” from Medicare

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:33 pm By Del Meyer in Medicare Review

American physicians have already been declaring independence from Medicare, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), but the imposition of new payment methods may lead to a rush to imitate the British in exiting the regime of a remote, unelected, unaccountable bureaucracy. MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) replaced […]

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