Hospital Night Terrors – Condensed

Max Alexander paints a very frightening portrayal of nighttime in the hospital in the June 2007 Reader’s Digest. There is nothing condensed about the appalling stories he tells which have resulted in death, damage, pain and long term trauma. The story was forwarded to me by Helen Haskell, one of “us” — patients and loved […]

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Primary Care Physician as Care Maestro

When I blogged about your local drug store’s walk-in medical clinic, I promised some thoughts about a shift for primary care doctors and their role in healthcare. To reiterate: New options for patient care are evolving, and the primary care physician is being left by the wayside. Beyond the walk-in drug store clinics mentioned above, […]

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Drug Store Medi-Clinics: How Convenient!

Last evening’s NBC Nightly News focused one story on the medical clinics being set up in drug stores/pharmacies, even supermarkets, across the country. CVS, Target, Walgreens, Rite-Aid — they are all doing it. Included, too, are medical sites being set up by Steve Case’s Revolution program (see previous blogs.) Even AARP has written about them. […]

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