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Physician claims charts were doctored in the Medical Records System at the Hospital by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 26 Mar 2009 3:53pm This is an interesting story here with the doctor challenging the hospital and it sounds like all were perhaps not getting along well, but the part about the hospital allegedly changing any patient records is very strange.  It sounds like an electronic records system is in place, so the good old audit trails will tell the story.  Some companies a ... Read on »
Ask the Doctor Your Medical Question Online at by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:16am 1 Comment Ask the Doctor Your Medical Question Online at "Unsure if you got the correct medical advice? Too embarrassed to ask your physician what's really bothering you? Having to wait weeks or even months before your next doctor's appointment? Eliminate your worries right now and let our team of US board-certified medical specialists ... Read on »
American Academy of Family Physicians Offering Physician’s Direct for Secure Electronic Communications Between Physicians by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 5:38pm Since the Government Direct Program has gone live, there’s a lot of talk and ways to go with being able to finally securely communicate.  Back in October of last year, SureScripts announced their offering for this service too, an alternative but also secure avenue to communicate for doctors.  AAFP is making the service available via sub ... Read on »
What Physician Did Manny Ramirez See, an MLB Doctor? by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 08 May 2009 10:42pm This is an interesting point of view here on the subject, was the physician one of the MLB doctors, and if so, why would be not be aware of the banned substances?  On the other hand, did Ramirez not see one of the MLB physicians and looked for help from a physician outside the MLB doctors?  One more scenario, did he get it from a friend?   The ... Read on »
Arizona Data Base for Physicians and Pharmacists to locate the “Doctor Shopping Patients” by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 11 Feb 2009 3:49pm So far there seems to be quite a bit of interest in the data base, open to pharmacists and doctors only.  One physician stated he had found one patient who had seen 23 doctors and 18 pharmacies seeking controlled painkillers over an 8 month time frame. Interesting, is that law enforcement does not have to be notified, in other words it is oper ... Read on »
Louisiana Doctor Charged With Child Pornography Now Has HealthCare Billing Fraud Added- Billed for Physician Monitoring Services by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 12 Jan 2012 11:26pm This case beyond the ugly pornography charges get even more interesting with the new charges added on.  Somehow when the company billed for their services someone forgot that there are audit trails.  The doctor was a medical director of a company that provided monitoring services surgical procedures using the Internet.  It appears that e ... Read on »
Physicians with Dual Professions – Doctor and IT Informatics Combined by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 12 Apr 2009 11:51pm This is really a good thing, whether it is a degree or just a physician that “gets it” to help others.  In an upcoming interview to be published soon I talked about Long Beach Memorial and their transition to electronic medical records and how the plant was laid out for “super users” to help other along.  When you have individuals that really hav ... Read on »
Physician Confronts Hospital In Modesto California – Corporate Medicine and The Risk of “At Will” Physician Em by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 08 Jul 2010 3:06pm This is an interesting case and ruffled feathers along with the facts from what I read here seem to be mixed in.  The hospital fired the doctor who works for a physician’s group; however, doctors in California are covered under the whistle blower statutes.  He wants to be able to come back and practice at the hospital once again.  I he ... Read on »
Doctor Self-Referrals – Physician Owned CT Scanners Questioned Again by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 6:48pm Here goes the same question again, are they being over used.  Well this time I’m going to speak out a bit from some personal experience where I worked with a physician’s practice, writing software that connected to the information from the CT scanner, which involved a bit of my time on premise so I was also an observer of what occurred in this of ... Read on »
Avvo Physician Rating Service Can’t Get Accurate Information Listed on Doctors - One OC Oncologist Sitting in Jail for Fr by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Nov 2010 11:37am These folks sent me an email about their new service and the first I’m going to do is look for a couple obvious doctors and it didn’t take more than 1 search and I found a doctor that admitted fraud, made national news and I even blogged about it back in April of 2010.  We need accurate data out there and if these companies are going to solicit ... Read on »