Monday, August 17, 2009

How to be a part of a community

I recently went to the summer session of ACP at SFO. I have not been to a medical meeting in the past three years, so I really wanted to find out if there is any benefit to going to one of these meetings and as of now, it seems there is a benefit at least to me. I thought medicine through out the two days. For every one of the sessions, even the one on pneumonia ( surprise, surprise) I learnt something. For each of the sessions, I could relate the information to one of my patients.
The other benefit was meeting folks who practice all over, one of my new friends was a lady who is the only internist in her town in Minnesota, her scope of practice is much broader than mine but her problems are similar to mine. It was good to know that I am not alone.
I am so pumped to learn more, practice better and be more enthusiastic in my career choice. As an additional benefit, I met up with an old high school friend that I have not met in over two decades.

Monday, August 3, 2009

My cure for the Healthcare problem

Take profit away from the practice of medicine- it is absolutely unethical to make money off of sick people, I can understand making a living out of caring for people but profit- that is the real crux of the problem.
For a more balanced approach check this out.