Primary Care

Top 10 Reasons United is Forcibly Dragging Doctors Off Planes

THE INTERNET - United Airlines has come under fire after video surfaced of a doctor being dragged off a plane due to the airline overbooking a flight.  Gomerblog did some digging, and it turns out...
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How Not to Answer Doctors’ Questions

This statement: Is not a helpful answer to this: Uber. What brings you in today? It’s in the computer. What is your PCP’s name? While I was talking to Aunt Suzy. When did you symptoms start? In Chicago. Where does it hurt? 12/10. How would...
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New CMS Guideline: Door-to-Dilaudid Time

WOODLAWN, MD - Today the Center for Medical Surveys (CMS) announced a radical change to benchmarking and patient satisfaction surveys.  Realizing the opportunity to capture more data while ensuring emergency medicine physicians meet patient’s...
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Joint Commission Creates New “Primary Constipation Center” Certification

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL - On Monday, the Joint Commission unveiled its new certification aimed at the rapid treatment of constipation. "Constipation affects nearly 4 million Americans and accounts for about $7 billion in health care...
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Patient to be “Fullest Code Possible”

KEARNEY, NE - In what should not be considered abnormal in our day and age, the family of Billy Rubin demanded that the 89-year-old resident of a local SNF and frequent flier at Kind...
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Hospital Introduces “American Diet,” Patient Satisfaction Soars

LOUISVILLE, KY - Patients and medical staff are abuzz about the University of Louisville Medical Center’s (ULMC) new dietary option: the American diet.  It debuted on the menus and order sets alongside therapeutic hospital...

Top 5 Medical Practices of 2016

The list is out, the critics have weighed in, and of course a list was generated.  The TOP MEDICAL PRACTICES of 2016 are here.  So let's kick them off: 5: Mayo Clinic - As you...

Unbelievable: Trump Signs Executive Order to Limit ER Usage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The executive orders (EO) just keep coming.  President Donald Trump just signed an EO stating: "No one is allowed to go to the Emergency Room with a cold."  What?!  Is he...

Most Popular Medical Questions of 2016 by State

2016 is complete, and we combed through the data at Google to find out what were the most popular medical questions asked by state (click the map to enlarge): What is New England's obsession with...
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Spock: “Patient’s Demands for Dilaudid Highly Illogical”

STARFLEET - Mr. Spock of the USS Enterprise has informed Gomerblog that he finds his patient's demands for Dilaudid and other narcotics "highly illogical." He confided to both Captain James T. Kirk and Dr. "Bones" McCoy...

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