Tag: medscape

Overprescribing drugs for the elderly; an alarming problem you need to know about.

Overprescribing drugs for the elderly; an alarming problem you need to know about. If you have elderly parents, you are aware of their health problems and the many doctors they visit for those problems. Our healthcare system is expensive partly because elderly patients require greater resources than most younger patients require. The problems begin at their primary doctors office who may be a geriatrician.   Elderly patients are time consuming to treat and are often referred out to specialists.   Once they leave their primary doctors office, the costs begin to rise dramatically as they go from specialist to specialist. Years ago, Read More »

A doctor compares the US healthcare system to the US Postal service; an interesting point of view

A doctor compares the US healthcare system to the US Postal service; an interesting point of view When it comes to our healthcare system, everyone has an opinion about this bloated, grossly overpriced and under productive system that when compared to other industrialized nations needs a major overhaul. With the hardly affordable Healthcare act, many of us are paying more and continuing to get less unless we are subsidized by the government. From consumer driven health plans ( a fancy way of saying that you pay more, we pay less and you use less based on your income (see Cigna’s Read More »