A whistle-blower lawsuit filed against Steward Health Care exposes a part of medicine largely hidden from patients: the behind-the-scenes pressure health care companies put on doctors to keep patient referrals in-house.
Cathy Goguen asked herself the burning question: "Should my dad be dead right now?" Her answer: "No." Goguen believes Baptist Health Corbin is to blame for her 76-year-old father Robert Rhoden's death.
America has made an expensive yet richly merited promise to its veterans. It works like this: If you serve our country and get injured or spend your career in uniform, then our country will pick up the tab for your medical care for the rest of your life. That's a two-...
Suppose you need to see a dermatologist. Your friend recommends a doctor, explaining that “she trained at the best hospital in the country and is regarded as one of the top dermatologists in town.” You respond: “How wonderful. How do you know her?”
The medical career of Larry Bruni, MD, started off with promise. In 1992, he was profiled in the Washington Post as an openly gay doctor known for an aggressive treatment style in treating HIV patients, including prescribing drugs that weren't proven to work.
For many years, I've held a brief huddle with my team every morning to make sure we are ready for the day: Anybody with complex problems coming in today? Anybody who's been in the ER? How is Mrs. Jones's husband over at the nursing home; is she worried about his...
Over decades, Bud Frazier has played a leading role in the development of mechanical heart pumps and an artificial heart. Out of public view, he's been accused of putting his quest to make history ahead of the needs of some patients.