Where doctors go for their fountain pen fix – Houston Chronicle
Pogo was right. When we complain about the burden of insurance company paperwork and inadequate reimbursement by Medicare, we have to look at ourselves too.
Many factors drive the rising cost of health care. These include overuse of medical tests, repeat hospitalizations for chronic conditions like heart failure, excessive emergency room visits for conditions that could be treated by primary care doctors. Just as we must think about the cost of each medication we order when we sign that prescription, we should consider our personal decisions and the perception it creates in the public eye. If we want to claim the moral high ground, our personal habits must reflect the ethics we claim to practice.
Busy days, busy nights at Jefferson Davis Hospital | Bayou City History | a Chron.com blog.
These stark black and white photographs show riveting scenes of conditions at Houston’s segregation-era hospital for African-American residents.
The building was demolished 2 decades ago and a Federal Reserve Bank sits on the site along the shore of Buffalo Bayou south of downtown.
Read Jan de Hartog’s The Hospital to learn more about this facility and the genesis of our current county hospital system. While conditions have improved, we now have over 1 million uninsured residents in our county. I don’t think wait times have decreased much.
Showed video to entire clinic staff. Inspired us to work harder #PCMH US Health Care: The Good News http://video.pbs.org/video/2198039605/
Moses Maimonides was a 13th century physician, philosopher, and rabbi. Some attribute this oath to Marcus Herz, a German physician and pupil of Immanuel Kant. Regardless of the real author or your religious persuasion, these words remind us why we do what we do.
The eternal providence has appointed me to watch over the life and health of Thy creatures.
May the love for my art actuate me at all time;
May neither avarice nor miserliness, nor thirst for glory or for a great reputation engage my mind;
For the enemies of truth and philanthropy could easily deceive me and make me forgetful of my lofty aim of doing good to Thy children.
May I never see in the patient anything but a fellow creature in pain.
Grant me the strength, time and opportunity always to correct what I have acquired, always to extend its domain;
For knowledge is immense and the spirit of man can extend indefinitely to enrich itself daily with new requirements.
Today he can discover his errors of yesterday and tomorrow he can obtain a new light on what he thinks himself sure of today.
Oh, God, Thou has appointed me to watch over the life and death of Thy creatures;
Here am I ready for my vocation and now I turn unto my calling.