Voices of Medicine

By Del Meyer on 10/14/2018 1:45 PM

By Charles Krauthammer, MD, Monday, May 27, 1991 Doctor Krauthammer collected many of his essays in his book: Things that Matter which we are reviewing in our Voices of Medicine Section The 500th anniversary of 1492 is approaching. Remember 1492? “In Fourteen Hundred Ninety-Two/ Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Discovery and exploration. Bolivar and Jefferson. […]

By Del Meyer on 09/14/2018 12:30 PM

In Plain English: Let’s Make It Official By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1200741,00.html Having a unifying language is a secret of America’s success. Why mess with it? Growing up (as I did) in the province of Québec, you learn not just the joys but also the perils of bilingualism. A separate national identity, revolving entirely around “Francophonie,” […]

By Del Meyer on 08/07/2018 8:43 AM

Charles Krauthammer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was a syndicated columnist, political commentator and physician. His column was syndicated to 400 newspapers worldwide. He was a nightly panelist on Fox News’s Special Report with Bret Baier. He’s a former member of the President’s Council on Bioethics and of Chess Journalists of America. Born on March 13, 1950, […]

By Del Meyer on 07/07/2018 7:44 AM

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By Del Meyer on 06/30/2018 1:51 AM

When I was in training to become a physician, I spent my time at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. In one of the introductory lectures, we were told to study diligently and to keep on studying for the rest of our lives. The professors stated that the science of medicine was expanding, and […]

By Del Meyer on 05/30/2018 12:58 AM

Who Should Control Healthcare? By Barbara Weissman, MD CMA Trustee for the Specialty Delegation Imagine coming to the hospital to work one morning, only to find you are denied admittance to your office and no longer a member of the hospital medical staff. In January 2016, hospital administrators at the Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) […]

By Del Meyer on 04/10/2018 2:01 AM

Physicians Face Punishment For Speaking Out About Non-Physician Care By Rebekah Bernard, MD | Posted on March 30, 201 While other physicians have reported persecution for speaking out about midlevel care, most are hesitant to share their name or identity due to concerns over losing their job. Marleen Smith, MD, who is using an alias […]

By Del Meyer on 03/09/2018 2:35 PM

Drunk doctors and kitchen table surgeries: Historic photos of health care in Sonoma County By JANET BALICKI WEBER FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | February 22, 2018 Sonoma County’s first physicians were a hardy lot filled with notable and colorful characters. Pioneer doctors in the 1800s carried medicine bags from residence to residence to treat patients. […]

By Del Meyer on 02/09/2018 2:05 PM

Country doctors have gone the way of the dodo bird. But occasionally one surfaces. A number of doctors in my community have made house calls. However, they are getting more infrequent. The takeover of medical practices by the government, insurance carriers, bureaucracies and technology have precipitated the change. However, there are segments of our society […]

By Del Meyer on 01/09/2018 1:39 PM

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, […]