Arrogant, disrespectful, mistake-prone doctoring seems to be on the rise. Until other physicians begin to police their own, patients will continue to suffer and die.
America's generic drug supply is now tainted with fake and adulterated drugs. If you are taking a generic drug, be aware of the problems and take steps to get a hold of the "real" active ingredients.
Imagine scheduling knee replacement surgery after having extensive conversations with the orthopedic surgeon, only to find out that your surgeon hadn't been the one to do your surgery - someone else (possibly a student) did it.
A young boy and his father are in a car accident. The father dies at the scene. The boy is transported to the hospital, taken immediately into surgery... Who is his surgeon?
When Steve Jobs needed a new liver, he had the money and wherewithall to find one, even though he relocated temporarily to do so. Did he jump the line for an available organ? Is this something we are entitled to have an opinion about?
It's puffy, red, itchy - and you aren't sure where that sore came from. Is it MRSA? Or is it a spider bite? Here's how to figure it out.
Patients too often want their doctors to do what they tell their doctors to do, and not what is best for them. But - who can be sure what is best? And is that expectation realistic?
Your doctor may think it's OK to keep secrets from you - but it's not. Learn more about the reasons they may think it's OK, and what to do if you think your doctor is keeping secrets from you.
Testing centers want to make as much money as they can. Here's what happened when one asked me to return to re-do a test.
A company called Medical Justice works with doctors to prevent you from sharing your opinion. Now doctors can hire them, too, to plant bogus reviews on review websites - making you think the doctor is better than her or she really is. Be aware of this way doctors can game the system using you as a pawn.