When Doctors Can't Say No

July 16, 2009 by mfato | 0 Comment
Read this short article on CNN....this is a major problem in healthcare and the reason why sometimes patients get the worst care.  It is never in the patient's best interest for the doctor to let the patient direct his/her own care.  This happens a lot with celebrities and doctors and nurses as patients.  http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/07/16/jackson.doctors.say.no/index.html more >>

  Lack of Oversight in Hospitals

June 21, 2009 by mfato | 0 Comment
You may want to read this article about how important it is to have oversight of physician work at hospitals.  This VA unit lacked oversight and many medical errors that were serious occurred to patients.  With a concierge medicine physician who has a limited panel, you have an advocate in the system to provide oversight for much of the care that you receive. Miki http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/21/health/21radiation.html?em     more >>

  Letting the Patient Call the Shots

June 05, 2009 by mfato | 0 Comment
Read what patient-centered care really means.  This is a great article about Don Berwick who has tried to revolutionize patient care in America...This is a very important philosophy that Medico believes in. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/04/health/04chen.html   more >>

  House Calls by Doctors

May 25, 2009 by mfato | 0 Comment
Read this interesting nytimes article on why house calls are making a comeback... http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/05/25/hm.doctor.house.call/index.html more >>

  Hazards of Red Meat

April 30, 2009 by mfato | 0 Comment
This article describes a large study that looks at red meat intake and increased risk for death from cancer and heart disease.  Click on link below http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/28/health/28brod.html?em more >>