Why Nurse Practitioners Matter To Healthcare

I honestly don’t understand why the American Medical Association(AMA) is so opposed to the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) as independent primary care providers.  It is certainly not based in the research.  I believe it is  foolish and reckless. I have tried to argue the merits and the research supporting NPs positive outcomes and cost…

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When Doctors Don’t Listen

Listening to patients is an art medical professionals have lost.  I make this statement because, last night two of my clients received diagnosis of rare, progressive and possibly life threatening diseases.  Both of these clients had struggled with many medical professionals who wouldn’t believe their symptoms and investigate further.  In fact, both were told to…

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Who Controls Your Healthcare,The Insurer, the Doctor Or You?

I wonder who has the most control in my health care decisions.  Is it me or the doctor or my health insurer?  I have to consider who gets to say NO the most. Here is how I see the flow.   I go to the doctor for a variety of reasons from annuals to sick visits. …

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Evidence Based Gibberish

It was with great joy that I read Alex Beam’s opinion on evidence based medicine in the Boston Globe, July 8,2011.  I have been writing about the absurdity of evidence based medicine and  the premise that is a new and exciting way to practice medicine.  I especially enjoyed his comments on the current medical description…

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What Does Your Doctor/NP Believe In?

The other day I was speaking with an ER doctor about a client of mine who was having chest pains.  My client is a caregiver for her husband.  His illness occurred suddenly and my client spent the first three months trying to get what her husband needed.  She was over the top with stress. I…

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Evidence Based Medicine: If Only The Emperor Had Clothes

Evidence based medicine is the politically correct thinking in the healthcare profession.  If you are not on this train, you had better keep your thoughts to yourself. I ask the simple question, when has medicine not been evidence based? The philosophy is evidence based medicine is rooted in current research. What is not stated is…

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