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  • 3 of 4 doctors flanking Obama at event donated to his campaign

    10/06/2009 3:20:37 PM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies · 946+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 6, 2009 | Amanda Carpenter
    Not only did the four doctors who flanked President Obama at his White House press event on Monday recommend his plan; three out of four of them donated to his presidential campaign. It could be an ad slogan to put the toothpaste marketers who like to brag that nine out of ten doctors recommend their brand to shame. The four doctors who stood and clapped along with Mr. Obama’s plans were Dr. Mona Mangat of St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Hershey Garner of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dr. Richard A. Evans of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, and Dr. Amanda McKinney of Beatrice, Nebraska. Campaign finance...
  • Photo-Op of the Day: Obama’s White Coats

    10/06/2009 1:46:46 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 51 replies · 1,770+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-6-09 | Wordsmith
    Doctors from all 50 states come to support reform. White House Photo, Lawrence Jackson, 10/5/09 Love the lab coats. Adds just the right touch of staging, don't it? I actually first heard about this from a 6 year old I was driving to work, yesterday afternoon, after picking him up from his school along with his sister (I teach gymnastics, and they both take classes). He asked me why the president was with doctors (he must have seen this on tv at school, or something). I had no idea what he was referring to, but said it probably had to...
  • Obama: I Like Doctors, See?

    10/06/2009 12:55:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies · 541+ views ^ | October 6, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Is President Obama trying to score brownie points with the majority doctors out there? Ya just never know with the young president. One day you’re his enemy, the next day, your best friend. We’ve seen it all before. Today the president gathered doctors representing the AMA (and a variety of the medical organizations) to show how MDs support his health care plan. The lab coats are a nice touch, cause otherwise we would have to take his word for it that they are actually doctors. All style no substance.
  • Doctors Protest Obama's Plan for Health Care Reform

    10/05/2009 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 20 replies · 1,054+ views
    OK, we all know Obama talked to a bunch of phony MD's in white smocks today but why would Drudge link this article (Doctor's Protest) on his website that's nearly a month old...dated 09-10?
  • Caption Pic of Obama and White Jackets today

    10/05/2009 2:03:10 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 102 replies · 2,849+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | October 5, 2009.
    U.S. President Barack Obama waves to doctors in attendance from across the country after making remarks on the need for health insurance reform in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, October 5, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES POLITICS HEALTH BUSINESS)
  • Bioethics — Tough questions for us all to consider

    09/30/2009 11:22:59 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 1 replies · 632+ views
    Meadville Tribune ^ | October 01, 2009 12:05 am | James F. Drane
    After World War II, the U.S. government invested an enormous amount of money in medicine; medical research, medical procedures and medical technologies. This investment made contemporary scientific medicine into American medicine, characterized by a continuing flow of new treatment possibilities. These advances raised all kinds of ethical questions. Some were personal and individual, others were social and political. Both type questions are addressed by a new academic discipline called bioethics. The first attempt to develop a scientific medicine took place in Greece in the 5th century B.C. It was called Hippocratic medicine. Closely linked with this first scientific medicine was...
  • New York physician named Catholic Doctor of 2009

    09/25/2009 1:10:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 376+ views
    cna ^ | September 25, 2009
    Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 25, 2009 / 07:24 am (CNA).- The Mission Doctors Association will recognize a New York physician as the Catholic Doctor of 2009 for his significant volunteer work.The association will present its World of Difference Award to Michael A. Fitzgerald, M.D., at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ White Mass on October 18 at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena, California.Dr. Fitzgerald, who is from Liverpool, New York, is being recognized for his commitment to his community, a Mission Doctors Association press release says. He is a volunteer with the Poverello Clinic, a free clinic for the uninsured,...
  • The Million Med March, Doctors to March on Washington DC October 1, 2009

    09/24/2009 11:53:52 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 82 replies · 3,866+ views
    A physician grassroots movement to re-establish honor, dignity and worth to the medical profession. That its sole mission is to protect the relationship between the doctor and the patient... The MillionMedMarch will follow in October to remind our elected officials that we intend to keep coming back to Washington and keep marching until the doctors and the patients are the focus of the healthcare reform. We will be joined by the Docs4PatientCare group as well as others that will be coming from all across the US. Please join us on October 1 in DC and don't forget to sign the...
  • Physicians Are Talking About: The Million Med March on Washington

    09/23/2009 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 114 replies · 4,822+ views ^ | 09/15/2009 | Nancy R. Terry
    Physicians Are Talking About: The Million Med March on Washington "I'm tired, mad as hell, and just not going to take it anymore," says Richard Chudacoff, MD, a gynecologist from Las Vegas. "I am going to Washington, DC. At noon, on Thursday, October 1, 2009, I will be on the Mall with a few other physicians." Dr. Chudacoff is not talking about vacation plans. Rather, he intends to unite with other physicians in what he calls the Million Med March. "We simply decided that we will not work that day and perhaps the day before and maybe even the day...
  • Tort Reformed

    09/23/2009 4:53:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1,093+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Litigation: The Founding Fathers envisioned the states as laboratories for ideas and choices. If the administration needs a demonstration project for successful tort reform, it need look no further than Mississippi. When President Obama said during his health care speech to Congress that he would "look into" malpractice reform and support "demonstration projects" at the state level, Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, a Republican, responded: "If they want a demonstration project, come down to Mississippi. I'll show you a demonstration project." Mississippi enacted tort reform in 2004, including caps on medical malpractice awards. As a result, the number of medical...
  • Almost Half of Doctors Would Consider Quitting Under Obamacare

    09/15/2009 7:51:35 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 21 replies · 631+ views
    IBD/The Lid ^ | 9/15/09 | The Lid
    One of the criticisms of Obamacare is how will doctors be able to handle the extra patients if all of a sudden all the uninsured become part of their case load. If he new study of doctors performed by IBD is to be believed, the problem will be worse than originally thought, as 45% of all doctors will consider leaving the profession if Obamacare is passed in its present form (take that American Medical Association). More than 800,000 doctors were practicing in 2006, the government says. Projecting the poll's finding onto that population, 360,000 doctors would consider quitting. YIKES, forget...
  • ‘Severe’ doc shortage seen hiking wait time

    09/15/2009 5:43:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 738+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 9/15/09 | Christine McConville
    As the state’s shortage of primary care doctors grows, people are waiting longer for medical care, according to a new survey by the Massachusetts Medical Society. “The shortage is getting more severe,” said Dr. Mario Motta, the medical society’s president. The state’s health care dilemma can serve as a valuable lesson for a nation whose residents are locked in a frenzied debate about health care reform, he added.
  • 45% of doctors would quit over public health care

    09/15/2009 6:28:14 PM PDT · by pocket5s · 38 replies · 1,494+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 2009-09-15 | Robert
    An IBD/TIPP poll found that two out of three physicians oppose the overhaul plan that congress is working on. The kicker though is that hundreds of thousands would consider closing their doors or retire early if the plan were to pass. In 2006 there were some 800,000 doctors. 45% would be about 360,000. Scary huh?
  • They're Coming For Your Tonsils

    07/29/2009 5:22:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 716+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 29, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Costs: Lawyers are responsible for more unneeded procedures than "greedy" doctors. But instead of capping malpractice awards, bureaucrats will soon decide which treatments are OK and whether you're worth it.Health Costs: Lawyers are responsible for more unneeded procedures than "greedy" doctors. But instead of capping malpractice awards, bureaucrats will soon decide which treatments are OK and whether you're worth it.
  • Ken Gansmann: Tort reform key to health care reform

    09/13/2009 9:35:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies · 577+ views
    summit daily ^ | September 12, 2009 | Ken Gansmann
    about 40 percent of medical malpractice lawsuits filed in America were without merit. Eighty percent of physicians cite fear of being sued in their decisions to practice defensive medicine. If we want to try to make health care more affordable, we can't leave tort reform out of the equation... In the 24 U.S. States with tort reform, their insurance rates have dropped 27 percent in the past five years, and some 15,000 doctors have returned to practice in Texas alone.
  • Couldn't we fix the health care system by paying doctors less?

    09/12/2009 2:00:00 PM PDT · by eartotheground · 120 replies · 3,460+ views
    Slate ^ | Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at 6:33 PM ET | Christopher Beam
    President Obama has promised to pay for health care reform mostly by ridding the system of wasteful spending. The message is that reform will be painless: We're cutting the fat, not the meat. But what if your paycheck is part of the fat? More to the point: Does cutting back on wasteful health care spending mean that doctors will make less money? Actually, let's split that question in two. The first is whether U.S. doctors are overpaid. The second is whether paying them less would save all that much. The answers, respectively: yes and no. There's no question that doctors...
  • Doctors Against Obamacare – Rally in D.C.

    09/11/2009 11:44:13 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 815+ views ^ | Sept. 11, 2009 | El Marco
    On September 10, 2009, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals came to Washington, D.C. from across the country to show their opposition to Obamacare. This rally exploded the government-created myth that there is unanimity amongst health care professionals for Democrat plans to take over health care. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons came to D.C. to present a petition from doctors to lawmakers. The AAPS has been a voice for private physicians since 1943. Their motto is omnia pro aegroto, “all for the patient”. The doctors met with the representatives from their respective states and argued for a platform...
  • Doctors DC Rally 9-10-09 Report

    09/10/2009 7:21:55 PM PDT · by JustSurrounded · 16 replies · 1,430+ views
    Attendee report | Sept 10 2009 | self
    My sister just reported back to me from the doctors' rally in DC this evening. She went with her husband and 3 teenaged daughters. Here is what she reported: It was a great, well-behaved crowd of about 1000 -- mostly doctors and some nurses. They came from across the country and all sorts of practices. She said the speakers were just folks ... that they did not appear to be professional speakers. They were just doctors, speaking from the heart. They told of personal experiences of government interference in individual care and practices and the consequences. There were a couple...
  • Rep. Boustany Delivers Republican Health Care Address

    09/09/2009 6:50:57 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 9 replies · 1,274+ views
    You Tube ^ | September 9, 2009 | Charles Boustamy
    Below is the full text (as prepared) of tonights Republican address on health care, delivered by Dr. Charles Boustany (R-LA) following President Obamas speech to a Joint Session of Congress
  • We're killing people, say over-worked doctors

    09/06/2009 1:20:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 2,015+ views
    Courrier Mail ^ | 9/6/09 | Matthew Fynes-Clinton and Michael Crutch
    EXHAUSTED doctors have confessed to killing and harming patients, falling asleep during surgery and crashing their cars because of marathon shifts. The public hospital medicos claim to be so tired on the job that they are working "like drunks". More than 100 doctors vented guilt and anger in a confidential Queensland survey. Almost 60 per cent admitted to fatigue-induced errors while performing procedures.
  • Doctor euthanized patient - attitude labeled 'macabre'

    09/07/2009 9:09:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 1,458+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 9/7/09 | Charlie Butts
    New information has surfaced regarding euthanization of elderly patients at a New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Katrina. A doctor has admitted administering a lethal dose of morphine to one patient knowing that it would kill her. "There's no question I hastened her demise," Dr. Ewing Cook told an independent investigation organization. "I gave her medicine so I could get rid of her faster, get the nurses off the [hospital] floor." The patient, Jannie Burgess, 79, was suffering from uterine cancer and kidney failure. "To me, it was a no-brainer -- and to this day I don't feel bad about...
  • Tragic Tales From The NHS

    08/27/2009 5:08:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 901+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Care Reform: A study by the British Patients Association tells the true story about socialized medicine in Britain. It's one of willful and woeful neglect of millions, missed diagnoses, and elderly patients left in pain.BD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For FailureWhile reading this disturbing analysis of the pitiful state of medical care in Britain in the Daily Telegraph, the Vincent Price horror classic "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" came to mind. Price portrayed a man who used bizarre methods to dispatch his victims. The abominable British National Health Service, based on this report, is only slightly better. The...
  • Doctors stand together against government takeover of healthcare (DC rally Sep 10, 5:30 pm EST)

    08/26/2009 6:30:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 1,009+ views
    Practicing US physicians uniting to represent the interests and concerns of both, patients and doctors in the healthcare reform debate. D4PC endorses the concept of needed healthcare reform, but we recognize it can only be accomplished by proceeding in a cautious and responsible manner. Our recommendations will enable us to reach this goal without requiring the nationalization of the entire American healthcare system. Docs4PatientCare Proposed Alternatives For Effective Healthcare Reform: There is no logical reason to hastily pass this legislation by a predetermined deadline. We have one chance to get this right. Bring "all" stakeholders together to help assure a...
  • RomneyCare Redux (IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure)

    08/24/2009 5:13:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 808+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 24, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Reform: If Massachusetts is any guide, the passage of ObamaCare is almost certain to increase demand and worsen the shortage of doctors. Access to health care doesn't mean much if there's no doctor to provide it.Suppose health care reform passes and all are insured, by force or otherwise. The U.S. will be short 124,400 front-line physicians by 2025, according to the Association of Medical Colleges. That does not include the 15,585 new primary-care providers the administration plan is estimated to require. The Massachusetts reforms enacted in 2006, designed to provide universal coverage, provide an insight into what we might expect...
  • Mad as Hell Doctors to promote universal health care at forum

    08/21/2009 10:47:21 AM PDT · by redfog · 56 replies · 2,480+ views
    Peninsula Daily News ^ | 8/21/2009 | Rob Ollikainen
    SEQUIM -- Health care reform will take center stage in a public meeting Tuesday as a group of Oregon physicians calling themselves "Mad As Hell Doctors" will promote universal health care and discuss the current proposals for reform. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Sequim High School Auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. "We have, for the first time, a group of physicians that is stepping forward in this moment of total confusion and fear that's been fomented on the health care issue," said Bill Kildall, coordinator of Reform Health Care Now, which is sponsoring the event. "These doctors...
  • A Physician's View of Government Healthcare (It's Ugly)

    08/18/2009 12:25:02 PM PDT · by CWW · 32 replies · 1,312+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 08-18-09 | Dr. Zane Pollard
    This letter is from Dr. Zane Pollard. His ophthalmology training was at Emory with my husband. He now operates at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta. Friends: I have been sitting quietly on the sidelines watching all of this national debate on healthcare. It is time for me to bring some clarity to the table and as your friend by explaining many of the problems from the aspect of a doctor. First off the government has involved very few of us physicians in the healthcare debate.While the American Medical Association has come out in favor of the plan, it is vital...
  • AMA = 29% of Doctors in US (vanity)

    08/17/2009 7:44:44 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 26 replies · 1,336+ views
    Just now on FOX the doctor who's in a tussle with Rep. Scott from GA-13 said at a townhall meeting, where they were on the stage together, that only 29% of doctors in the US are represented by the AMA.
  • Health

    08/12/2009 9:24:25 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 1 replies · 194+ views ^ | 08-13-09 | stolinsky
    Is all this about health care, or is it really about ruling us by holding the power of life and death over our heads? Are those who are striving to do these things supporters of the Constitution, or do they want to abolish the Constitution − but under the guise of “caring” for people? Are they friends who want to use different methods, or domestic enemies who want to achieve different goals? Legally, I was relieved from the Oath of Allegiance when I was discharged from the service. But morally, I still believe myself bound by it. I feel an...
  • What is Obama’s plan for helping Doctors struggling with Stress & Obesity?

    08/10/2009 9:52:15 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 1 replies · 164+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 08102009 | TDC
    Should Obama have a plan to help with the ever increasing number of Doctors struggling with Stress and Obesity in America?
  • Obama's former doctor critical of White House health care plan

    07/30/2009 4:56:42 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies · 265+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/30/2009 | Jim Acosta
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama often talks about all of the forces lining up against his health care plan. But there's one critic who has remained relatively mum in the debate. Dr. David Scheiner was President Obama's personal physician for 22 years. 1 of 2 David Scheiner, a Chicago, Illinois-based doctor, has taken a hard look at the president's prescription for health care reform and sees bad medicine. "This isn't that kind of health care program that I think is going to work," he said. So what makes Scheiner so special? He was Obama's personal physician for 22 years, and...
  • Midwives Would Be Paid the Same as Doctors Under Provision in Health Care Bill

    07/24/2009 8:32:45 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 70 replies · 1,865+ views
    CNS News ^ | 7-24-09 | Adam Brickley
    If the House of Representatives passes the health-care bill approved by the Ways and Means and Education committees, midwives--who sometimes deliver babies in place of doctors--will receive the same level of government reimbursement as obstetricians. Section 1304 of the Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (H.R. 3200) would raise government Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for certified nurse midwives to the same level as the reimbursement for doctors who perform the same services. Under current law, midwives only receive 65 percent of what a doctor receives for equal services. Originally introduced in February as the “Midwifery Care Access and Reimbursement Act...
  • Doctor Shortage, the Next Pandemic

    07/25/2009 10:45:06 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 64 replies · 1,806+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | October 6, 2007 | Nancy Salvato
    According to the AMA, in many communities around the United States, there is a physician shortage, which presents a serious health care problem. For a host of reasons, more than twenty million people are affected by the inability to access quality medical services. While the premise of a popular television show, “Northern Exposure,” alluded to this very predicament some time ago, most viewers were likelier caught up in the relationships between the quirky inhabitants of Cicely, Alaska instead of pondering the very real implications for those without access to a qualified doctor.1 Similar to the circumstances in which the main...
  • Politicians, Heal Thyselves!

    07/24/2009 5:44:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1,023+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | July 24, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSENISS DAILY Staff
    Health Reform: If Democrats in Washington think their health care reform with a public option is a good thing, why have they exempted themselves from it? Why isn't what's good for their constituents good for them?During ABC's June 24 infomercial for government-run health care broadcast from the White House, President Obama was asked if he and his family would abide by the restrictions and limitations that came with his proposed reforms. In what Ed Morrissey at called "Obama's Michael Dukakis moment," President Obama refused to make such a pledge and confessed that if "it's my family member, if it's...
  • Ear, nose, and throat surgeons to Obama: Sometimes the tonsils have to come out, champ

    07/23/2009 4:05:57 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 149 replies · 7,123+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 23, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Ghoulish, unethical, profit-seeking quacks would say that, though, wouldn’t they? Let’s see what they think once they’ve got a community organizer with four years of federal policy experience riding herd on them. There’s a new sheriff in town, bloodsuckers!
  • Budget chief: Docs fees not paid for in Obama bill

    07/21/2009 3:19:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 949+ views
    breitbart ^ | 7/21/09 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior administration official says billions of dollars to raise fees for doctors treating Medicare patients are not covered by President Barack Obama's pledge to pay for health care legislation. Budget Director Peter Orszag said Tuesday that's because the administration always assumed the money would be spent to prevent a cut of more than 20 percent in doctor fees.
  • Budget chief: Doctors fees not paid for in Obama bill...

    07/21/2009 3:06:46 PM PDT · by kcvl · 41 replies · 1,022+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior administration official says billions of dollars to raise fees for doctors treating Medicare patients are not covered by President Barack Obama's pledge to pay for health care legislation. Budget Director Peter Orszag said Tuesday that's because the administration always assumed the money would be spent to prevent a cut of more than 20 percent in doctor fees. The Congressional Budget Office said last Friday the higher payments cost $245 billion over 10 years. It said including the money in the overall bill would result in deficits totaling $239 billion. On Friday, a few hours earlier,...
  • Obama Pressures Dems, Media on Health Care

    07/21/2009 10:06:19 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 31 replies · 1,250+ views ^ | 7/21/2009 | Connie Hair
    President Obama’s plan for a government takeover of health care is in trouble. Obama ordered up a prime-time last push on Wednesday from his media accomplices, and today will be a big day for them to be ganging up on opponents. Mostly, the targets are Democrats in the House and Senate who are rejecting his so-called public option. Obama has invited a number of wavering Dems to the White House today, planning on arm-twisting sessions aimed at getting their support for the gargantuan -- and unread -- plan to take over the health care of all Americans and add another...
  • Quebec Physicians Propose Legalized Euthanasia

    07/17/2009 9:47:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 440+ views
    Life Site ^ | July 16, 2009 | Patrick B. Craine
    July 16, 2009 ( - In what one prominent euthanasia opponent has called "a straw man argument," the Quebec College of Physicians is proposing that euthanasia be legalized "as part of the appropriate care in certain particular circumstances."  The Globe and Mail broke the story today, and at the same time launched an online poll asking its readership, "Do you support the legalization of assisted suicide?"After having examined the issue for three years, the College's task force on ethics concluded that Quebec society has grown to the point where it can now tolerate euthanasia.  "The question here is to decide whether a...
  • New surgeon general nominee is a CHA board member

    07/13/2009 1:09:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 1,495+ views
    cns ^ | July 13, 2009
    Dr. Regina Benjamin poses for a portrait in the waiting room at her temporary clinic in Bayou La Batre, Ala., last September. (CNS/courtesy MacArthur Foundation) Dr. Regina Benjamin, a member of the board of trustees of the Catholic Health Association, is being nominated as surgeon general this morning.We had this story on Benjamin last fall, when she received a MacArthur fellowship for her work with medical clinics in poverty-stricken areas of Alabama.Benjamin did her undergraduate studies at Xavier University in New Orleans and in a 2005 speech she talked about the Catholic parish she grew up in, and how her...
  • Obama Surgeon General Pick Regina Benjamin Wanted Docs to Learn Abortions

    07/13/2009 11:45:07 AM PDT · by julieee · 50 replies · 2,445+ views ^ | July 13, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Surgeon General Pick Regina Benjamin Wanted Docs to Learn Abortions Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama named Alabama physician Regina Benjamin as the next Surgeon General of the United States. Benjamin is an African-American doctor who is known for rebuilding her medical clinic after it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and then ravaged by fire in 2006. However, Benjamin has also urged that future physicians be trained to learn how to perform abortions. See
  • Obama Taps 'Genius' Doctor, Katrina Victim for Surgeon General

    07/13/2009 10:09:09 AM PDT · by SandRat · 62 replies · 3,068+ views
    Regina Benjamin, the youngest doctor and first black woman admitted to the American Medical Association, is President Obama's pick to be surgeon general. ------ snip ------
  • Senate Republicans to Launch the "Senate Doctors Show"

    07/10/2009 9:36:00 AM PDT · by Milhous · 11 replies · 658+ views
    John Barrasso - United States Senator, Wyoming email | July 9 2009 | Senate
    LIVE. ONLINE. THURSDAY. Tune in for a new, live, online show – “Senate Doctors” – broadcasting here every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Mountain time. The first show will air today, Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) – an orthopedic trauma surgeon and former President of the Wyoming Medical Society – and Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) – a family practice physician specializing in obstetrics – will be regular hosts, with guests making appearances. The show will focus on policy discussions, with constituents sharing their questions, stories, concerns, and comments about health care proposals being...
  • A Family's Valor, a Nation's Freedom-Why would a 61-year-old civilian surgeon volunteer for Iraq?

    07/02/2009 10:32:26 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 404+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 7-2-09 | Karl Rove
    At a dinner last week in California, I was reminded of the debt we owe to those who have, for 233 years, sustained our freedom and independence. One remarkable family in particular exemplifies the best in the American spirit of courage and sacrifice. Sitting at my table was a friend, Christine Krissoff, wife of Dr. Bill Krissoff and mother of Nathan and Austin Krissoff. One of her sons, Marine First Lt. Nathan Krissoff, was killed in Al Anbar Province in December 2006. A Williams College grad, athlete and musician, he'd left for Iraq on the fifth anniversary of the 9/11...
  • Michael Jackson's doctor has history of legal, financial woes

    06/27/2009 6:16:24 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 35 replies · 1,514+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 6/27/2009 | BRIAN HAYNES
    In his decade spent living and working in Las Vegas, the doctor at the heart of the Michael Jackson death investigation has left a trail of legal and financial troubles. Dr. Conrad Murray's legal troubles in Las Vegas began in 2002, two years after he opened Global Cardiovascular Associates on East Flamingo Road near Eastern Avenue. In February 2002, the Clark County district attorney's office filed a lien against Murray because of unpaid child support owed to Nenita Malibiran in California. That case followed him throughout the decade. In 2006 he was hit with another lien for nearly $3,100 in...
  • Michael Jackson's doctor 'vanishes' as family say he was given 'heavy dose of painkiller'

    06/26/2009 8:07:27 AM PDT · by traumer · 121 replies · 4,676+ views
    Michael Jackson's doctor has vanished after the singer's family revealed he was given an injection of painkiller shortly before he collapsed and died. Jackson's relatives told website, who first broke the news of his death last night, that he was given the pain-killing drug Demerol at his home in Los Angeles. A close member of the family said he had been having daily injections of the synthetic drug, which is similar to morphine, and was given a shot at 11.30am yesterday. Less than an hour later, at 12.21pm, a 911 call was made from his Beverly Hills home raising...
  • Rogue Cancer Unit (and Doctor) At VA Hospital (Killing Vets) (Preview of Obamacare)

    06/21/2009 2:37:48 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 5 replies · 767+ views
    For patients with prostate cancer, it is a common surgical procedure: a doctor implants dozens of radioactive seeds to attack the disease. But when Dr. Gary D. Kao treated one patient at the veterans’ hospital in Philadelphia, his aim was more than a little off. Most of the seeds, 40 in all, landed in the patient’s healthy bladder, not the prostate. It was a serious mistake, and under federal rules, regulators investigated. But Dr. Kao, with their consent, made his mistake all but disappear. He simply rewrote his surgical plan to match the number of seeds in the prostate, investigators...
  • Obama's Doctor Knocks ObamaCare

    06/19/2009 11:03:30 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 12 replies · 556+ views
    Forbes ^ | 6/18/09 | David Whelan
    Scheiner, 71, was Obama's doctor from 1987 until he entered the White House; he vouched for the then-candidate's "excellent health" in a letter last year. He's still an enthusiastic Obama supporter, but he worries about whether the health care legislation currently making its way through Congress will actually do any good, particularly for doctors like himself who practice general medicine. "I'm not sure he really understands what we face in primary care," Scheiner says.
  • Obama's Doctor Knocks ObamaCare

    06/19/2009 12:38:28 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 34 replies · 2,223+ views
    Forbes ^ | 6/18/2009 | David Whelan
    Dr. David Scheiner took care of Obama for 22 years. But they don't see eye-to-eye on how to fix the health care system. David Scheiner, an internist based in the Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park, has a diverse practice of lower-income adults from the nearby housing projects mixed with famous patients like U.S. Sen. Carol Mosely Braun, the late writer Studs Terkel and, most notably, President Barack Obama. Scheiner, 71, was Obama's doctor from 1987 until he entered the White House; he vouched for the then-candidate's "excellent health" in a letter last year. He's still an enthusiastic Obama supporter, but...
  • Analysis: Doctors' boos show Obama's tough road (The One isn't used to being booed)

    06/15/2009 4:59:48 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 24 replies · 1,703+ views
    Breitbart ^ | June 15, 2009 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Barack Obama isn't used to hearing boos. For all the young president's popularity, the response he got Monday from doctors at an American Medical Association meeting was a sign his road is only going to get rockier as he tries to sell his plan to overhaul the nation's health care system. The boos erupted when Obama told the doctors in Chicago he wouldn't try to help them win their top legislative priority—limits on jury damages in medical malpractice cases. But what could they expect? If Obama announced support for malpractice limits, that would set trial lawyers and unions—major supporters of...
  • Obama: ‘If You Like Your Doctor, You Can Keep Your Doctor’ (Text of speech to AMA)

    06/15/2009 12:38:37 PM PDT · by iowamark · 116 replies · 4,446+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/15/2009 | WSJ, Barack Obama
    President Barack Obama’s address to the annual meeting of the American Medical Association today didn’t break new ground, but attempted to assure doctors and their patients that his prescription for overhauling the health care system would be good for them. For patients, he made a sweeping pledge that “no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter...