Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

By Del Meyer on 08/07/2018 8:42 AM

Dr. Rosen:      We’re hearing a lot about transgender issues but little about the real issues. And I don’t mean a civil rights issue. Dr. Edwards:  I’m sorry that so much of what we do now is civil rights.  When we practice legal medicine, I believe that medicine will lose. We’re not legally sophisticated and I […]

By Del Meyer on 07/07/2018 7:42 AM

Dr. Rosen:      The UK’s National Health Service is planning a large 70th anniversary next month. What is there to celebrate? Dr. Edwards:  This is the typical question between socialism and democracy. Socialism gets people so attuned to make “free” as many things that they can get their hands on. Dr. Milton:      But as noted in […]

By Del Meyer on 06/30/2018 1:49 AM

Dr. Rosen:      Social Security and Medicare are projected to become insolvent during the next decade. What are the possible solutions? Dr. Edwards:  It is fairly obvious that both will need to be cut. But will that be possible? Dr. Milton:      It will be difficult if even possible. Dr. Ruth:        The country has gotten so used […]

By Del Meyer on 05/30/2018 12:55 AM

Dr. Rosen:      Our favorite Electronic Medical Record (EMR) which has been available without cost for more than five years has gone the way of most EMRs—changing to a purchase plan. Dr. Edwards:  It was a very valuable entry into the EMR world which was essentially mandated by the Feds through Medicare. Dr. Milton:      I also […]

By Del Meyer on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM

Dr. Rosen:      Recent news reports indicated that two students at Kellogg Community College were passing out pocket-sized copies of the Constitution for the Young Americans for Liberty and were approached by school officials to cut it out. They were forbidden to engage in expressive activities in any outdoor locations. The school officials referred to the […]

By Del Meyer on 03/09/2018 2:33 PM

Dr. Rosen:      The “Old News” coming to the front page: Facebook’s Priority is Profit, not Privacy Dr. Edwards:  We’ve known for a long time that Mark Zuckerberg was primarily interested in harvesting as much private and confidential material as he could and then selling it to the highest bidder. Dr. Milton:      The fact is that […]

By Del Meyer on 02/09/2018 2:04 PM

Dr. Rosen:      The country seems to be in a turmoil over the shooting and killing of black people. Dr. Edwards:  What seems to be overlooked is that Black people cannot be seen in the dark unless they wear something white or reflective. Dr. Milton:      I’m seeing more blacks wear lighter colors at night on the […]

By Del Meyer on 01/09/2018 1:38 PM

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 […]

By Del Meyer on 12/09/2017 1:15 PM

Dr. Rosen:      Looks like we’ve survived the national elections. But it seems like the losers are not happy. Dr. Edwards:  Not happy is certainly an understatement. I’ve never seen the losers so angry. Dr. Milton:      They think they’ve been screwed by the Electoral College. 

By Del Meyer on 11/09/2017 12:50 PM

Dr. Rosen:      What do we think about the news of an insurance company combining with a retail pharmacy company to deliver healthcare and not have any of us in the set up? Dr. Edwards:  Don’t you think insurance companies feel they can do much better without physicians?        Dr. Milton:      I’m sure they think they can […]