December 16, 2019
As a dermatologist, it is my job to take the clues the skin provides and interpret these to do my very best to diagnose, monitor and treat my patients. Insurance companies sometimes make that difficult.
December 10, 2019
Often we think of barriers to medical treatment as something that happens after patients have a prescription from their health…
October 22, 2019
There we were, in the same hospital where my son Deskin’s twin brother, Jake, passed away at just two days old. Fear washed over me. I looked at my husband, “How did we end up back here?” I asked.
September 19, 2019
Maybe lawmakers intended Medicare to be as simple as A, B, C.
August 26, 2019
Many of the arthritis patients I see describe a similar, frustrating and painful routine.
July 23, 2019
The parents who bring their infants, toddlers or young children to my pediatric neurology office know that something is wrong.
June 20, 2019
“It was so bad. It just wouldn’t quit.” Sara, a new patient, was sitting in my office describing a migraine attack that had led to a recent hospitalization.
May 29, 2019
Most people have a stereotypical perception of Tourette syndrome. Likely based on a movie or TV show, their vision is of an uncontrollable stream of insults and curse words. On the screen, these symptoms become the joke, the punchline. Yet cliché portrayals of Tourette syndrome are not only oversimplified, but also harmful.
April 16, 2019
These days, I find myself using some of the same words to describe Parkinson’s as I do to describe the experience of physicians like me who treat patients with the disease. It’s a sad reflection on current health insurer practices.
March 20, 2019
It happened again just last week. A patient cried as she explained to me that she can’t afford the out-of-pocket cost of her medicine.