I've been using computers to improve medical care and make it more efficient for 20+ years. I enjoy photography, movies, fine food and writing.
- If Doctors Ran Their Practice Like The Airlines
- Up in Arms, Up in Smoke
- Humor Down Under
- Who Are You Calling Old?
- Pierce County Medical Society Website Launch
- Tort Reform and Forced Sterilization in North Carolina
- Prostate Cancer – A Fish Tale
- Medication Small Print
- A New Target for Food Companies
- Mystery Photo
- Health in China
- Avoiding the Flu Shot
- PhRMA Two-Step Dance
- A Vacation to China
- An Epidemic of Gun Violence
- Off Label Drugs and Free Speech
- Aspirin – Coated or Naked – Does it Matter?
- Dangers of a Transparent Medical Record
- A Halloween Bladder Infection
- Matchmaker Matchmaker
- Over-the-Counter Confusion
- Chiropractic Care
- One Year Diet Costco Special
- Dinners and the Sunshine Law
- Running Late – Sometimes it’s Helpful
- Cataracts and Hip Fractures
- Tort Reform and the Sanctity of the Jury
- I’m An Olympic Hopeful
- Spam Flattery
- Making the Affordable Care Act Individual Mandate Work
- FDA and Generic OxyContin
- Do Missing Child Posters Work?
- Exam Room Miscommunication
- Ask the Doc: Human Growth Hormone
- Cruise Health
- American College of Physicians Internal Medicine 2012
- Testing Tribulations
- Drug Shortages and the Joint Commission Stance
- Mega Millions – What Would I Do?
- Ask the Doc: Statins and Exercise
Author Archives: Daniel Ginsberg, MD, FACP
Physicians could make so much more money if we could charge like the airline industry does. Starting with appointments, there would be a surcharge for the most popular times. Last minute appointments are extra, on the theory that the patient … Continue reading
If you apply for health insurance, you may find you have to pay higher rates if you’re a smoker. Now federal regulators are trying to decide if insurers who participate in the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) exchanges can add … Continue reading
Bathroom doors at Kawarau Bridge, the first commercial bungee jump in Queenstown, New Zealand.
A local family medicine residency program sends second year residents to rotate through my internal medicine clinic. Reviewing the note that one of them wrote, I saw that he described my 66-year-old patient as, “Elderly, ” though did note that … Continue reading
I’m proud to announce that today the Pierce County Medical Society (PCMS) went live with a newly redone website. I’ve been working on it for over a year. There is a lot to see on the site. I’ve created a … Continue reading
In 2011 the North Carolina legislature made major changes to the law governing medical malpractice claims. This tort reform, among other things, capped non-economic damages at $500,000. Such caps on damages do not restrict payments for financial losses, such as … Continue reading
Have you heard that fish oil supplements cause prostate cancer? The news items come from an article published online July 11, 2013 by Brasky et al. in the Journal of the the National Cancer Institute, “Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and … Continue reading
When I give a cortisone injection, I have to document it in our electronic medical records. I’ve always included the dose, how administered (intramuscular), and the lot number. This week my company added the requirement that we include the NDC … Continue reading
Food companies use sophisticated science and psychology to get people to buy their food. Using combinations of salt, sugar, and fat, among other things, they entice us and cause actual addiction. Although many people are rightfully concerned given the levels … Continue reading
I’ve been slow to write because I recently returned from a vacation to France. Above is something I saw there. I’ll leave it to my readers to guess what this is, and where it came from.