• The Five Most Expensive Conditions in Hospitals

    The Five Most Expensive Conditions in Hospitals

    By Dr. Kenneth Rothaus, M.D. A recent report by the Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality listed the top 5 most expensive conditions for hospitalization as: Septicemia Osteoarthritis Newborn Infants Complication of device, implant or graft Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)   In 2013 the cost of the hospitalization for 35.6 million hospital stays totaled

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  • When in the hospital, insist on the Dermatologist!

    When in the hospital, insist on the Dermatologist!

    By Dr. Neil S Sadik, MD The increase of high quality dermatologic care offered at outpatient dermatology clinics, together with fewer hospital admissions of patients for cutaneous-only conditions, has resulted in an overall decrease and often disregard of the value of an inpatient dermatologic consult. Most often than not, internal medicine team members, plastic surgeons,

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  • Is This An Omen?

    Is This An Omen?

      By Dr. Kenneth Rothaus UnitedHealth Care recently announced that it would withdraw from offering individual health care policies under the ACA in Michigan. This is apparently the third state in which UnitedHealth Care has decided to withdraw from offering individual policies under ACA mandates. The reason for the withdrawal is simple.  UnitedHealth Care is

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  • The Check is in The Mail

    The Check is in The Mail

    By Dr. Kenneth Rothaus What are some of the greatest lies when it comes to health care?  A very famous one when the Affordable Care Act was first proposed was that we would all be able to keep our current doctors.  Another, if not as famous, possibly more devastating to our medical care is that

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  • Pediatric Care in the Sunshine State Brightens Up

    Pediatric Care in the Sunshine State Brightens Up

    By Dr. Kenneth Rothaus In 2005, two professional organizations, the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics filed suit in Federal Court on behalf of 6 families. The complaint was that the children were being denied care to which they were entitled under Federal law.  The Federal

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  • Recent Cholesterol News

    Recent Cholesterol News

    By Dr. Ted Tyberg In a study announced yesterday at the American College of Cardiology annual meeting, taking place this year in Washington, DC, a drug projected to be a sure fire hit, turned out to be a total miss. The drug, evacetrapib lowered LDL ( bad ) cholesterol 37% and doubled HDL ( good

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