Tag: diagnosis

Are cancer centers pushing too many tests? See what the NY Times says and some advice from Dr. C.

Are cancer centers pushing too many tests? See what the NY Times says and some advice from Dr. C. A couple of months ago, my wife had a mammogram that had something that was partly suspect and was difficult to read.   The test was rerun at the Barnabus outpatient center (which we were billed for twice) only to be told that the second test showed a possible something.  As a health care provider, I read the test and there was nothing I saw that showed any irregularity. As I always tell everyone, don’t worry unless someone gives you something to Read More »

One doctor’s thoughts on healthcare costs, quality, and overspecialization; a must-read.

One doctor’s thoughts on healthcare costs, quality, and overspecialization; a must-read. Any of you who may have had a problem in the past requiring hospitalization can likely relate to this doctor’s article. You are poked, prodded, visited by numerous people in white jackets with stethoscopes that are supposed to be helping you and figuring out your problem. Part of the problem is that they only look at a small part of you, rather than you as a whole person. The other part is of course, they will order tests and diagnose whether or not the outcome of the test will Read More »