Monthly Archives: December 2012

How Should Doctors Respond to Medicare Pay Cuts?

Are we ready to deal with the outcome of a 26+% Medicare payment cut to doctors?  This most recent article indicates we are heading for this cut again after the New Year. http://www.medpagetoday.com/Washington-Watch/Washington-Watch/36644  Internal Medicine of Southwest Florida is under water … Continue reading

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Health Care Upgrades

  A recent article published this past Saturday in The Wall Street Journal discusses some up and coming realities of future probabilities in health care http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323530404578205692226506324.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_6. Another recent published book titled : The New Health Age by David Houle and … Continue reading

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Balance Billing is Key to Medicare Debate

With the fiscal cliff ever looming, Americans are faced with the daunting realization that many entitlement programs cannot continue under their current payment structures.  Medicare is one such program that will be affected if legislation is not passed by January … Continue reading

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Antioxidants and Health

Recently in the news and the medical literature there has been positive data correlating antioxidant intake and improved health. Oxidation is an inevitable outcome of burning oxygen, even in our human cells. This process is potentially harmful to our cells … Continue reading

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What is an Internist?

Speaking to patients as well as personal friends, I have become aware that many people do not understand what an Internal Medicine physician is or does. We are the broadest specialty that diagnoses and manages adult health problems. Surgery is … Continue reading

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A Recipe Loaded With Antioxidants

 A Simple Nutritious Vegetable Dish This is a quick, simple but loaded dish. I recommend you use liberal amounts of balsamic vinegar at the end to give it a tasty punch. This is a great way to use up your spinach before it … Continue reading

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B12 Deficiency – A Common Issue

Article adapted from my bi-monthly newsletter B12 deficiency is important to avoid as humans cannot naturally make the essential nutrient and it is necessary for proper blood and nerve function.  B12 can be found in calf’s liver, sardines, shrimp, scallops … Continue reading

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