HEALTHBEAT Medicine's privilege gap
Have doctors become increasingly removed from the everyday struggles of their patients, especially patients who occupy the lower rungs of the socioeconomic ladder?
A letter to the editor in the July ... Posted on 7/23/13 at 12:23 PM
THE NEW FORTY Trust, but verify...
I understand and appreciate the notion that we should not treat doctors as demigods. They are, after all, just human beings-well-educated and trained human beings in medical science, but human beings ... Posted on 12/10/11 at 10:12 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Forty Seven Physicans Are Running For The U.S. Senate
Forty seven physicans are running for the U.S. Senate in 2010. (There are 16 doctors in Congress today, 3% are lawmakers. Docotors make up 5% of Congress.) What does this mean? Could this be a conflic... Posted on 11/1/10 at 6:04 PM
Area health care providers say future shortage of primary care and family medicine doctors needs attention now
When Dr. Richard Vetter added up the number of doctors over age 50 at Innovis Health a year ago, the result was none too promising.
About 25 years ago, Theresa Dahl figured she’d buy a children’s medical kit to amuse her four kids. Their father was a family physician, so it seemed a natural toy.
“I don’t think they ever played with it after the first day or two,” Dahl said.
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