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David Mokotoff, MD

David Mokotoff, MD

David Mokotoff, MD has been a private practicing cardiologist in St. Petersburg, Fla., for 29 years. He is the founder of Bay Area Heart Center, and enjoys writing humor, political commentary, industrialization of medicine, and thoughts about the endangered doctor-patient relationship. E-mail him here.

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Healthcare IT has great potential, but the lack of compatibility and conformity is making its role as a cost- and time-saving savior improbable.

Cardiologist David Mokotoff writes about why he has decided to retire; and why he won't miss the constant overseeing of his work by faceless bureaucrats, politicians, and third-party payers.

The president wants physicians to ask patients about their gun ownership. To me, this is not the best use of our time or the solution to avoid future tragedies.

As the Affordable Care Act moves forward, it is inevitable that consumer-driven healthcare is its goal. Here's why.

Pay-for-performance is an increasingly popular, yet largely unproven, concept for rewarding the providers of healthcare. They can be helpful …or harmful.

After contemplating a career that is seeing diminished autonomy, I've selected the date I'll retire from private practice medicine.

As a physician, undergoing the same procedures you order for patients can provide insight, empathy, and a lot of compassion.

As long as we view health insurance, rather than access to healthcare, as a right in this country, the problem will only get worse.

I believe I've kept up with the technological advances in medicine, and am convinced that the benefits outweigh the risks.

The goals for most federal government mandates are well intentioned, but the execution of them, and impact on physician offices, are counterproductive.


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