Daily Archives: 24/08/2014

Personal Observations on the Changing Scene In American Medicine: 1955 to 2010

                 Clifton K. Meador, M.D. When I entered private practice in 1962 (after graduating from medical school in 1955, completing a medical residency, serving  two years in the Army Medical Corps, and completing a NIH Fellowship in Endocrinology), there was no Medicare, no Medicaid, and very little medical insurance of any kind. Patients paid cash, […]

Hyposkillia , Deficiency of Clinical Skills

Hyposkillia Deficiency of Clinical Skills Herbert L. Fred, MD, MACP Author information ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The medical profession today faces many problems. We march to bureaucratic drummers, we have lost our autonomy, our prestige has spiraled downward, and our professionalism is sagging.1,2 […]

cap on doctors’ fee

A proposal in the Rajya Sabha to put a cap on doctors’ fee has created uproar in the medical fraternity. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has already decided to go to the court, even as patient bodies and activists hail the move. The proposal titled ‘Regularization of Doctors’ Fees’ was put forward by Congress leader […]

A HEARTLESS PROFESSION?

Indian American cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar‘s book has caused quite a few blood vessels to pop with its lacerating look at the practice of medicine in US It is the Holy Grail for almost every Indian parent: that their son andor daughter go to medical college, become doctors, and embark on a thriving career that brings […]