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May 30, 2012

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is anything but affordable-04/15/2012

I just attended the Physicians’ Counsel For Responsible Reform (PCRR )  in Washington DC. This is the second time I have had  the opportunity to sit and discuss the issues of delivering health care  in the present economic environment to PCRR.  There are now several...

Cure for Alzheimer’s? Functions of HDL Cholesterol Continue to Surprise

It’s too early to know if this will work but it does appear promising.  Tying in a protein found on HDL cholesterol (known as Apo E) with amyloid has resulted in a basic science experiment which shows real promise for Alzhiemer’s disease treatment.  The Wall Street...

Healthcare Reforms: a stance from the Coalition of State Medical and National Specialty Societies-11/29/2011

The president of the Florida Medical Association (Dr. Miguel Machado MD) goes to the mat for Doctors and patients.  Please read the letter sent to our congress, which he co-signed with other mutually interested representatives. This letter contains recommendations for reform that...

Prostate Cancer Screening Controversy-11/26/2011

For years, the FDA recommendation for annual prostate cancer screening has been digital prostate exams along with the PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) blood test annually starting at age 50.  Recently, there has been a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation...

Health Insurance Premiums Rise Sharply-10/07/2011

Health insurance premiums are rising far faster than inflation or wages.  Doesn’t this make it obvious that things are amiss?  Perhaps there is price fixing?  The mandate forcing citizens to buy insurance (Obamacare) merely “feeds the citizens to the wolves”...

Health Savings Accounts: A Step in the Right Direction-09/12/2011

Dr. Kordonowy has indicated Healh Savings Accounts’s are a step in the right direction to place better personal and provider accountability into health care delivery and improve personal choice for your health care.  The following link indicates that companies are now...

Obesity is Costing Us-09/12/2011

Obesity is costing us a lot of money in health care costs.  The following article demonstrates that if we educate ourselves to a better lifestyle, we save a lot of money and prevent a lot of disease.  The physicians of Internal Medicine of Southwest Florida have been...

Xarelto – Another Upcoming Alternative to Coumadin-08/18/2011

Xarelto (rivaroxaban), a Factor Xa inhibitor, has recently been approved by the FDA for the treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis. A recent trial has also shown that Xarelto is noninferior to Coumadin (warfarin) in treatment for Atrial Fibrillation.  The following article discusses...

Hib Disease Increasing Among Adults-08/13/2011

Another example of vaccination being safe and effective, the Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) vaccine has been used in children since 1992 to prevent infections such as pneumonia and meningitis. The vaccine has been extremely effective in preventing such infections in children...

The Best- And Worst-Paying Jobs For Doctors – Dr. Kordonowy’s commentary-07/24/2011

Raymond Kordonowy comments on a recent article in Forbes concerning the shortage of primary care physicians stemming from the pay disparity between specialists and primary care, “The Best- And Worst-Paying Jobs For Doctors”. “On physician payment. The system of...

Monitoring Blood Pressure At Home-07/07/2011

High blood pressure patients: A recent study confirms that monitoring your blood pressure at home is important for best outcomes and prescribing decisions.  IMSWF physicians for many years now have recommended this approach. Patients documenting home blood pressures and reviewing...