Posted by melodieshouse on March 16, 2009
In my previous post, I mentioned that one reason why patient ratings of physician must be posted online is that state medical boards do not make complaints public. Another point I failed to mention is that state review and disciplinary processes are very slow, often requiring many complaints to even be set in motion…
Posted by melodieshouse on March 5, 2009
Here in the U.S. defensive medicine seems to be the norm. Choosing a course of treatment that has more to do with CYA than what’s truly in the best interest of the patient. It also seems to be the norm for doctors to hurry through patient visits as a result of heavy workloads, hence many people don’t get to develop much of a patient-doctor relationship. Yet there have been studies published that show lack of communication between the doctor and patient has more to do with complaints and malpractice suits than actual negligence or medical errors.
Posted by melodieshouse on January 25, 2009
So what got me after a year to be proactive about my weight again?
Posted by melodieshouse on September 26, 2008
Here’s the rest of the story to date about my laser vision correction experience.
Posted by melodieshouse on September 23, 2008
…I want to say that I *DID* have my eyes corrected on 2/25/08 and I’m ready to relate my experience.
Posted by melodieshouse on September 18, 2008
I watched the Dr. Phil spinoff show “The Doctors” on 9/10 b/c it was an episode on hospital vs. homebirth. What a sham that show was! First off, the format of the program does not allow sufficient time to explore any topic in any real depth – you get sound bites and brief video segments […]
Posted by melodieshouse on August 27, 2008
My brain’s a little fried tonight so I thought I’d post on something arcane though it’s the wrap-up of a couple earlier posts. I had minor surgery to fix an umbilical hernia a year ago, and I thought I’d show off my barely-noticeable scar. I just can’t get over how good my belly button looks. […]
Posted by melodieshouse on February 20, 2008
I am an enthusiastic supporter of homebirth and natural (unmedicated) childbirth. However, I don’t consider myself a militant for the cause
Posted by melodieshouse on February 7, 2008
Quoted below is the response issued today by ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) to the recent policy statements released by the American Association of Birth Centers and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists regarding VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) and alternative birthing options such as homebirth. The ACOG made their annual diatribe against homebirth […]
Posted by melodieshouse on January 21, 2008
Well, I haven’t gotten laser eye surgery yet.