Medicine Costly, Where’s the Gain?


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It’s been seven years since starting this blog April 2009.

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To find information:

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  1. SEARCH – small rectangle, top left above my photo

  2. TAGS – size indicates frequency the topic was posted, bottom left narrow column

     

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Sorry there’s no time to make the site easier for you to find your way around.

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I hope you all have a good summer. Get some much needed rest.

 

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It has been a blessing to have this resource as a way to structure and teach myself the many research publications and ideas I come across in Pain Management, Neurology, Integrative Medicine, Neuroimmunology and, yes, maybe politics of medicine. I only wish I had had this tool decades ago so that I didn’t have to recreate the ones I’ve already reviewed and forgotten in the last 41 years, long before MRI scans and decades before computers in daily medicine. Now we all risk carpal tunnel from repetitive injury, which is why I need to stop posting for awhile.

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This great experience and months of effort has rewarded me, bringing me in touch with the RSD Organization, device manufacturers, editors, publishers, academics, CEO’s, scientists, physicians and patients from around the world. Thank you all!

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The politics of the world is spinning fast, harsh winds are blowing, prices of drugs are beyond belief, beyond beyond — $50,000 to $100,000 a year for new drugs. My own colleagues cannot afford $5,000 insurance deductible for visits and medication. If you are diagnosed with cancer, pray it is January before your $5,000 or $10,000 deductible comes up again at end of year. Medical care in this country is in a down spiral, affordable to the few.

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Until I see something exciting to write about, I’m over and out. What more is there to say?

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Give us some hope in research for pain and major depression. Something more we can use now, something covered by healthcare insurers who seem not to cover much of anything anymore.

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Many insurance companies have not updated reimbursement rates for some specialties for 10 or 20 years. The specialties that had the highest percentage of doctors who accept insurance are cardiology, oncology and orthopedic surgery.

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Only 55% of psychiatrists accept insurance. How sad is that? When people need Mental Health Care more than ever, what do they do but in desperation, some turn to drugs, self treating, while the $3 trillion dollar war on drugs has created and perpetuates the spiral of addiction and endless funding that only serves to enrich the military prison industrial complex.

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War does not work. Medical care works. Instead of war on drugs, war on addiction, we need medical care not war. Medical care for addiction, medical care to prevent pain, to prevent and support mental illness, to prevent addiction.

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While setting writing aside, I shall enjoy turning more of my attention to my patients. It is a privilege to work with so many fine people, striving to put disabling conditions into remission.

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If you find exciting news, please post news below.

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I wish you all a wonderful summer – get some time out!

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For those with CRPS RSD, note a new comment on this site, this past week, on Neridronic Acid.

It was posted in an unrelated section at bottom on my home page.

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Welcome to my Weblog on Pain Management!

 

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This site is not for email or medical advice.

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It is not legal for me to give medical advice

unless you are my patient

which means I have done a medical history and examination.

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I generally accept only those

who have failed most or all known treatments,

and only those who I feel I can help.

 

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I interview each patient before accepting.

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