If you question if our justice system is unfair just listen to the case of Dr. Anis Chalhoub. For years this cardiologist attacked many of his trusting patients, cut them open, and shoved in devices that were not necessary but will remain in them until they die. He profited immensely from this, far greater than a common criminal would. Yet in spite of the clear premeditation and the harm he caused he was only sentenced to serve a 3 1/2 year sentence. Here is our podcast.
The biggest culprits for the increase cost in healthcare, besides our poor habits that include tobacco use and obesity, are the Mega Hospitals and Big Pharma. Insurance companies can do little to reduce their costs and in response raise their rates. "Non Profit hospitals" have created oligopolies by buying up competitors and limiting competition. They cunningly push the fault of your increased healthcare costs onto the insurers while they and Pharma and the biggest reason for our healthcare...
Only in the USA can you turn on the TV and and listen to a commercial promoting a medication that costs $12.50 every day while many with CHF aren't prescribed or are not taking medications that can save their life and only cost a few pennies a day. Why isn't anyone promoting this?
This brief podcast comes from my book, " What Your Doctor Won't(or can't) Tell You." It outlines who a doctor in charge pushed his staff to send patients to surgeons that some would suggest were not as qualified as the competition. I include actual excerpts from his memo. All profits for July 2018 will be donated to SMYS group.
The average physician accepts about $3,000 from Pharma. But there are outliers, that can take home more than $4,000 for a brief dinner talk and fill their pockets with huge quantities of cash. In return some of these doctors appear to prescribe drugs, to their unknowing patients, in exchange for another dinner talk. Here is a simple site to determine what your doctor takes from pharma . Just click the link attached or mentioned in our podcast....
About a year back I recorded this brief interview with my patient, friend, and hero Mr. Richard Kennedy. He passed earlier this month unable to celebrate today. I think we should all celebrate this great American.
The Sunshine Act is a foolish, inept, and duplicitous attempt by elite politicians and the elite and the most affluent physicians to discourage working doctors from accepting a cup of coffee from Pharma while it allows huge dollar payments to the elite physicians without public disclosure. This ACT NEEDS TO CLOSE!
I was asked to review the New York State published mortality data for a heart program in New York. I found most of the information not very helpful but I discuss two findings that you might wish to know about.
If you've had a kidney stone, it's likely made of calcium oxalate. Vegan diets are rich in oxalates but reject dairy and animal products high in calcium. High oxalate and low calcium consumption increases your risk for those painful and dangerous stones.
We don't expect 700,000 deaths this year from the flu, like in 1918, but the vaccine is proving to have marginal benefit and lots of patients are coming in with what might be the flu. I suggest we put on a mask more often and wash our hands even after touching a doorknob in the hospital.