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Never mind the 99% – the real issue is makers, takers, fakers

Never mind the 99% – the real issue is makers, takers, fakers

December 14, 2012 7:14 am by | 0 Comments

There is plenty of blame to go around about who is responsible for the high cost of health care. DeeJay Austin says there is a better way to look at…


Docs who dispense drugs skim off lucrative customers, leaving low-margin meds for pharmacies

Docs who dispense drugs skim off lucrative customers, leaving low-margin meds for pharmacies

December 11, 2012 12:45 pm by | 0 Comments

One commenter on Dr. Keith Smith’s post about Medicare reimbursementsoutlined the educational investment required to be a doctor as well as the cost of running a practice. Healthcare Realist –…



Professional fees push doctor salaries much higher than $47.50/hour

Professional fees push doctor salaries much higher than $47.50/hour

December 11, 2012 7:49 am by | 0 Comments

The debate goes on about how much a doctor should make for her services. Healthcare realist says that $47.50/hour for a six-hour surgery is just a convenient talking point with…


Can a doctor break even at $47.50 per hour?

Can a doctor break even at $47.50 per hour?

November 30, 2012 8:22 am by | 5 Comments

One primary care doctor lists the investment made in a medical career and the expenses involved in running a practice to answer the question of how much per hour is enough.


Patient ROI has no link to doc’s pay

Patient ROI has no link to doc’s pay

November 30, 2012 8:11 am by | 2 Comments

A patient points out that doctors’ pay has not corresponded to the quality of care she has received over the years of living with a chronic health condition.