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April 7th, 2020
The invitation came in my email from my older sister, Shirley, in late January 2020.Hi Paul, It was great seeing you for lunch and we look forward to next month when we can celebrate your birthday. I’ll be flying into Phoenix to see Sue in…

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January 13th, 2020
It is a busy time of year. I made my rounds to collect my skis after tuning, to pick up items for our Christmas guests, to get my haircut and to claim my new eyeglasses. I drove to my golf course and took a half-hour walk on snow-covered paths…

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November 4th, 2019
A lot of media attention, including television, print and online sources, is focused on various plans to revolutionize the delivery of healthcare in America. Critics point to medical errors, waste of resources and lack of access among the numerous…

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August 12th, 2019
I am pleased to share with you a podcast in which I participated with Jodie Jackson, Jr. on his program, “Quality Talk.” Among the issues covered were the challenges physicians face in the new value-based reimbursement system called MIPS and…

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July 31st, 2019
Some doctors are losers in this zero-sum gameAlthough retired from my practice of ophthalmology, I still keep up with the latest developments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as they impact my former specialty. A…

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July 22nd, 2019
After finishing the pitch for my book at a recent Harvard Writers’ Conference in Boston, I felt relieved and encouraged by the judges’ comments. As I waited for my turn at the podium, I glanced above my notes over the faces of 300 of my fellow…

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May 28th, 2019
I was glad to hear my former chief technician’s son, a recent college graduate, had received multiple job offers. Some would argue that with low unemployment and a strong economy, his odds were good for finding a job. That observation, based…

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May 6th, 2019
Paul Pender, MD published on KevinMD.com May 3, 2019During a recent walk at Crystal Cove, a splendid California State Park with miles of pristine coastline, I encountered two young women sitting on a bench with a magnificent view of the ocean. …

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