Yesterday I had the fortune of reading a really good article that was posted on HealthLeaders Media entitled: "Why e-Scheduling May be Healthcare's Most Valuable App", by Scott Mace. I have to say that this is something that I am very hopeful for and completely agree...

I had the privilege of joining the Healthcare Price Transparency Tweet Chat last night. (#hcpt more on simpler here) During the conversation a few topics came up about patients understanding pricing better, the cost of healthcare, and being able to access the information. This made me...

The following is a true patient story: 68 yo male presents to his primary care physician due to complaint of radiating back pain on the right side, lower flank. 4 weeks prior patient had a full check up and yearly exam, clean bill of health, with...

Imagine a loved one going into the doctors office and learning that he or she has colo-rectal cancer. Now imagine that they are told it has already spread to other areas inside of their body. Can you imagine the scene, the conversation? Can you even...

Yesterday, Saturday, November 9th, was the funeral services and visitation for my father. Between the hours of 11-1 many people from the various chapters of my father's life stopped to pay their respect, share their stories, and to say their final good-byes to my father. Then...

This past weekend I spent parts of Saturday and Sunday with my mother and father. My mother had specifically asked me to come over on Saturday due to a few of my fathers relatives coming to visit. She just needed the additional emotional support. During the...

Today is Monday October 21st and my father had an appointment to see the Nephrologist. This was one of the first appointments I was not able to attend, but I know he is in good hands being that my mother is a nurse. Nephrologist was checking...

Stopped in at my parents this evening after running some errands. As I walked into the living room my father sat there in his big recliner. His hair was all disheveled, thinning still, and when I leaned down to give him a hug and a...