I have a question for the readers…what would you do with $18,000,000? There’s a method to my madness (no comments from the peanut gallery), but I first need to provide some background information. Diabetes is an increasingly common medical condition both within our state as well as across our nation. The current estimate, by the World […]
Save Money at the Doctor by Keeping Up with Your Records This article caught my interest particularly as I read it after seeing a patient who was prescribed a “little white pill” by a physician who, despite several weeks going by, had not yet sent me their consultation note. As a society, we have become […]
Okay, so I’m not sure about all of you, but I’m a little tired of this “match” service for finding a physician. I’ve never thought that finding a physician would be the equivalent of a “hook up” service. They have apps for that don’t they….”Tinder” anyone? For that matter, I didn’t know you could “break […]
Now that the dust has settled and folks are dealing with the successes and failures of New Year’s resolutions, I thought I would throw out some New Year’s challenges for you to consider: Challenge yourself physically. Skip the “I’m going to join a gym and finally get in shape!” resolution and start with small, realistic […]
This summer, the Maine State Legislature enacted a law which empowers the consumer to gain information about the cost of various medical services offered by healthcare providers and organizations. The intent to this legislation was to make it easier for patients to find out what the cost of various services would be; however, I think it’s […]
In the June 1st edition of the Portland Press Herald, the article, “In rural Maine, dearth of doctors is a growing crisis” brought attention to the growing crisis of our shortage of Primary Care Physicians. While the author did an excellent job, the article fell short in failing to mention the contribution Maine’s medical school, the […]
The Bangor Daily News is fortunate to have many well-versed individuals covering this topic, but I wanted to provide the perspective of an independent, practicing family physician whose only motivation is to empower my patients, their friends, family members and colleagues to take charge of their own healthcare.