Tag Archives: Hospital

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, […]

SHOULD ALL PSYCHIATRISTS CARRY GUNS?

Posted on July 26, 2014by artsmuklermd “Yo Dumplin. I’m home,” I called, swaggering into our ranch house. I swaggered because my sidearm, a Colt 45, weighed heavy on my right hip and made me walk funny. “My hero,” Dumplin said, smiling, and dressed in a black bustier and long white skirt. “100,000 followers tweeted that […]

Training Medical Practice Staff to Deal with Angry Patients

By P.J. Cloud-Moulds A few weeks ago, a billing staff member was subjected to a particularly difficult and demanding patient phone call. The patient took 40 minutes of her time insisting that billing was done incorrectly, which it was not, and was just really very rude. I decided subsequent calls would never last this long, and […]

How Medicine Became a Growth Business

Posted on May 16, 2011 by Maggie Mahar Below, a guest post by Dr. Clifton Meador. Over the years, Meador has practiced as a family doctor, an epidemiologist, a health care administrator and Dean of the University of Alabama Medical School. He also has published many books and articles including a tale set in the not too distant future […]