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December, 2022

Failures in the new electronic medical records system has harmed almost 150 veterans

December 15, 2022

The rollout of the Electronic Health Record system for the VA has been described as “totally unacceptable,” “with real patient safety risks that have gone unresolved for entirely too long.” According to this report in the Military Times, the VA recently suspended the rollout of the EHR system at four Read More

Impaired doctor allowed to keep operating, injuring over 400

November 19, 2022

Over 400 lawsuits have been filed against an orthopedic surgeon in Florida alleging he was impaired by a progressive neurological condition resulting in devastating injuries, and in one case, death, to his patients. The hospital has been sued in these cases as well, with allegations that the leadership knew or Read More

Why has the United States not reduced stillbirths?

November 14, 2022

  According to the CDC, with around 21,000 deaths in 2020, stillbirths claimed more children’s lives than car accidents, drowning, fire, flu, guns, listeria, poison, and sudden infant death syndrome combined. A 2018 study published by Obstetrics and Gynecology concluded that almost 25% of stillbirths may be preventable. As many Read More

Don’t let your military doctor gaslight you!

November 4, 2022

Medical gaslighting is the experience of having your concerns dismissed by a medical provider. According to a respected doctor and professor of cardiology, “Gaslighting is real; it happens all the time. Patients — and especially women — need to be aware of it.”  Not only is medical gaslighting frustrating, it Read More

Doctors are less likely to respect patients who are overweight or obese

June 3, 2022

Research has long shown that doctors are less likely to respect patients who are overweight or obese.  This may result in blaming all of a patient’s problems on obesity and telling them to simply eat less and exercise more, without doing a careful investigation to find out the true cause of Read More

Memorial Day 2022

May 29, 2022

Remembering and giving thanks for those who have given their time, talents and even their lives to protect us, on this Memorial Day, and every day.

Was your mammogram normal? Are you sure?

February 7, 2022

Successful breast cancer screening relies on timely follow-up of abnormal mammograms. Delayed or failure to follow-up abnormal mammograms undermines the potential benefits of screening and is associated with worse outcomes. A recently published study highlighted some failures and delays in notifying some women of abnormal mammograms by primary care physicians Read More

Why do Black and Latino children get less medical imaging than white children?

February 7, 2022

Racial bias can be found even in ERs entrusted with caring for our children.  A new study shows that black and Latino children seen in an ER get less medical imaging than white children.  Now that the problem has been exposed, responsible health care facilities including the military medical system, Read More

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