As a physician that cares for patients on a daily basis, I have felt the love and appreciation from my patients more so this week than any other time in my life.
H1N1 Flu Prep
"Flu shots" represent much more than just vaccination against viral influenza. …they call into question germ theory, healthcare delivery, and even politics.
Being a family physician is much like planting trees, hoping you’ll see them mature one day. So much of what I do is for some type of future gain for my patients.
You are already dealing with a potential Medicare reimbursement drop, pondering your relationship with an EHR, and managing the day-to-day operations of your practice. But what about issues outside of your work life? Well, it seems to come down to dollars, D.C., and danger.
The WHO has been accused of exaggerating the potential health consequences of the H1N1 pandemic, causing “unjustified fear” about the H1N1 virus. One possible explanation for the hysteria and hand wringing? Members of the WHO advisory committee have financial ties to pharmaceutical companies that make flu virus vaccines.