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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
Top Democrats reject new plan to cut Medicare spending
Leading Congressional Democrats immediately recoiled Tuesday from a new proposal to cut $600 billion in Medicare...
What happened to the family doctor?
Primary-care doctors take care of the young, the old and the in-between; the sick, the well and the dying. Ideally...
Portland, OR doc makes house calls by bicycle
Before leaving the office to visit a homebound patient, Tony Ohotto, MD, gathered a few necessities: his stethoscope...
Anti-death-penalty group files complaint against GA execution doctor
Thursday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing a Savannah woman in 1978 could be derailed with a...
Hospitals courting primary care doctors
In one of the first concrete steps to remake the way medical care is delivered, hospitals are competing to hire...
IL doctor records taken offline
Illinois once provided the public with detailed histories of the state's doctors — including whether the...
Pill mill doc gets 25-year prison term
A former San Fernando physician convicted of improperly prescribing powerful painkillers to drug addicts and undercover...
Study: Many MDs don’t blow whistle on addicted, incompetent colleagues
Your doctor could be drunk, addicted to drugs or outright incompetent, but other physicians may not blow the whistle. A...