Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

By admin on 01/03/2019 1:52 AM

Dr. Rosen:      We have a new government that will take effect this month. What will that mean for physicians and healthcare? Dr. Edwards:  There is a lot of smoke but I don’t see any fire that can be put out. Dr. Milton:      There will be the usual and continued push to make our profession the […]

By admin on 12/04/2018 3:59 AM

Dr. Rosen:      I always have to do mental gymnastics when news commentators refer to the blues and the reds. I’ve been used to calling the liberals “reds” since during the time we were ridding our country of the communists, the liberals were always referred to as the Reds implying their friendliness to the communists or […]

By Del Meyer on 11/26/2018 3:43 AM

Dr. Rosen:      Is our generation witnessing unusual cruelty—beheadings and cutting up bodies while the victims are still alive? Isn’t this a degeneration into uncivilized behavior in modern history? Dr. Edwards:  I believe it occurred with the inquisition in the middle ages when heretics were  tortured with the intent of obtaining a confession. If the rack […]

By Del Meyer on 10/14/2018 1:44 PM

Dr. Rosen:      We have witnessed a rather low point in our American History this week with the character assassination of Judge Kavanaugh. Dr. Edwards:  This is amazing in view of the fact that Judge Kavanaugh comes with the highest recommendation of the American Bar in his previous appointments. 

By Del Meyer on 09/14/2018 12:28 PM

Dr. Rosen:      There is a debate about what to do with the 11-million undocumented immigrants in our country? The late Charles Krauthammer, MD, columnist, knew exactly what we should do? Dr. Edwards: He seemed to support President Trump in building a wall and then let immigration reform be discussed afterwards. After the previous 3-million undocumented […]

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 […]