Here’s a great cartoon story about the implementation and benefits of Obamacare
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Apr 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
to see the full KHN cartoon highlight and click on: http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Cartoons/2014/March/My-Experience-With-Obamacare.aspx?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+First+Edition&utm_source=hs_email&utm_m...
“Why Hospitals Want Patients to Ask Doctors, 'Have You Washed Your Hands?”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/ * reported: “Infections picked up in hospitals, nursing homes and doctor's offices affect more than 1 million patients and are linked to near...
Be prepared with the questions you want to ask your doctor & make sure you understand the answers before you leave
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality http://www.ahrq.gov/ * has published lists of questions you should consider before, during and after an appointment with your doctor. “You can...
If you decide not to buy health insurance you will still get billed by your doctor, the ER, and the hospital
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Choosing not to buy health insurance as required by Obamacare will result in IRS penalties withheld when you file your income tax returns. But you will still get billed by your doctor, the ER and t...
Does your physician use an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)? *
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Apr 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
There are many advantages of electronic medical records. Electronic medical records (EMR) help health care providers better manage patient care by: -Getting accurate and complete information about ...
JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H.
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Apr 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Metsch is: Clinical Professor, Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Adjunct Professor, Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration, and Rutgers School of Pu...
Are Sure You Know What Kind of “Doctor” is Treating You?
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Apr 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
If you are not certain who is treating you, ask!!! We are familiar with M.D. and D.O. (physicians). Many other clinicians are called doctor such as your dentist (D.M.D.), podiatrist (D.P.M.), optom...
“If you go to the emergency room and end up staying in the hospital, you may assume that you have been officially admitted”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
Not so! You can be in a hospital bed for several days without actually being admitted with personal financial consequences. Recently a New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com “ noted: “ But i...
“ The experience showed me U.S. medicine at its capable, caring best — and left me more convinced than ever that pushing hard for universal health coverage was the right thing for President Obama and Congress to do.”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a New York Daily News http://www.nydailynews.com * article was a first person story of experience with the health care system. “My plunge into the world of ambulances, emergency rooms and ...
Selecting a primary care physician*
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Apr 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
“You can choose from several different types of Primary Care Practitioners: -Family practitioners -- doctors who have completed a family practice residency and are board certified, or board eligibl...