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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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February 5th, 2019
Writing and speaking about the changes in health care that have occurred in the last few decades have spawned a cottage industry online. On the social media website for physicians founded by Kevin Pho MD, we learn about what issues concern doctors…

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January 7th, 2019
So much of what I read from the futurists is the stuff of science fiction without the humanity. We now have cellphones with facial recognition for identification (and to create effective and personal emoji’s). Artificial intelligence is being…

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