An 85-year-old New London physician said Monday that she has been forced to surrender her medical license because of a system that values electronic medicine over professional judgment, and favors expensive specialists over individualized care. (Snip) Konopka, who speaks quietly with a soft Polish accent, graduated from the Medical Academy in Krakow, Poland. She said the United States medical system is approaching that of communism. “It’s fine if you are with the system. If you are not,” she said, “you are an enemy of the system.”
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Hard as it is to find a good doctor, the bureaucractation of medicine makes a mess of it as in this doctor´s case. The charts, graphs, and bottom line rules. At 85, she must still be fit to practice. Too bad. Maybe she can go back to her homeland, since the communists are gone.
New mantra for the conservatives....get government out of medicine!!! Enough of this crap! This story sickens me. Dr. Konopka´s records, probably recorded on index cards, are probably more superior, thorough and detailed that any stupid computer software program spits out. Please watch "Free to Choose" by Milton Friedman where he says that even state licensure of doctors is probably not necessary in a properly working capitalistic society. Basically news about how bad a doctor is travels very quickly and that doctor would never have patients. Yet the argument is that licensing prevents quacks from practicing medicine....NEWS FLASH....there are plenty licensed quacks. Those that have completed the necessary government paperwork and therefore qualified themselves to practice medicine yet they still are inferior clinicians (who probably shouldn´t have a license in the first place).
I´ve come to despise doctors and their checklist medicine, their snarly, condescension when they talk to me, and watching the tops of their heads as they study their laptops instead of listening to me.
This doctor is absolutely correct. The Feds have mandated so many things that proved harmful, like trans fats, excessive narcotic application, and overly tight blood sugar control, one would thing they would shut up and hide, instead of doubling down on rules. EHR are the ruination of the practice of medicine and should be outlawed, at least not encouraged.
Forcing everything into computer systems has wasted a huge amount of time. My eye surgeon sees me, does a detailed exam and then spends longer, with an assistant putting stuff into the damned computer than she did with me. And frequently, the info in the computer is wrong a the next visit, and she and I repair it from memory.
The computer systems are truly damaging patient care.
I believe the good doctor is right. The American Medical Association is nothing more than a front for socialized medicine. As with so many things in America today, it is the "methodology" that counts, not the results. I sit and watch as the wheels of this nation are getting more and more wobbly. Eventually they WILL fall off and then it is every person for themselves.
What does this even have to do with academics? Nothing. Serious study is being replaced with social justice activism. The College Fix reports: Gender studies coordinator offers ‘checklist’ to determine if you support white supremacy An English professor and gender studies program coordinator at Linfield College has come up with a list of fifteen “troubles” to help recognize “(un)conscious contributions to white supremacy.” Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt says that “for faculty of color, women and particularly those scholars who are outspoken about dismantling the master narratives of white supremacy within our colleges and universities, playing by the rules is neither an option
HOLDERNESS - Founded in 1897, Rockywold-Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake combines modernity and tradition, offering guests both Wi-Fi and, in a nod to the past, iceboxes. Last week, as they have done for almost a century, RDC staff and friends spent three days harvesting ice off the Deep End section of the lake, some 200 tons worth that will be used to fill the camps´ 60 ice boxes during the summer season. (Snip) "We´ve never run out of ice," said Jurczynski, noting that during the summer of 2017, which was cooler than normal, the camps used more firewood than ice.
For most of the Obama era, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) pushed the legal envelope on every front in order to promote the interests of labor unions. Under President Trump, once the board finally attained a Republican majority—even if only for a few days—that battered envelope began to be repaired. It took until this fall for President Trump to finally nominate and obtain Senate confirmation of two new Republicans to the board, employer attorneys Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel. Trump also finally nominated and got Peter B. Robb confirmed as the new NLRB General Counsel.
Undated – About one dozen Mark’s Pizzeria locations will soon be closing. We’re told three Rochester locations will shut down: Eastview Mall, The Mall at Greece Ridge and at Honeoye Lake. 13WHAM learned that the Honeoye location will be renamed under new ownership. Other shops will be closing in the Syracuse area. "It´s a big hit," said George Conboy, Chairman of Brighton Securities. Conboy told 13WHAM that a minimum wage hike coming in 2018 doesn´t help the bottom line for small businesses in New York State.
CONCORD, NH — A local Democrat and state representative pleaded guilty this morning to assaulting a political opponent during a state Senate ballot recount in November 2016. State Rep. Katherine Rogers, D-Concord, 61, pleaded guilty to the assault charge as part of a plea deal that would help her avoid jail time as well as a fine so long as she stays out of trouble during the next year and attends anger management classes during the next 90-days. Both Rogers and the victim – Susan Olsen, a former state representative candidate from Warner and a well-known 2nd Amendment rights activist
DURHAM - On-campus students at the University of New Hampshire who are also parents got the ultimate sticker shock last week - a $17,600 bill per child. That´s what they´ll need to start paying starting in July for each child enrolled in the Oyster River Cooperative School District. This new charge will be levied on residents who are parents living in the Forest Park housing complex on campus - located at 4 Demeritt Circle and just behind Kingsbury Hall. The space is reserved for married undergraduate and graduate students with families, as well as staff and faculty with children.
New Hampshire´s voter data has been ready for submission to President Donald Trump´s commission on voter fraud for a month, but the commission appears to have no interest in receiving it, at least not for now. Officials from the Secretary of State´s Office have tried to find out how to submit the data, but no one on the commission staff has even responded to a phone call, let alone provided direction. It seems that the state´s voter data is all dressed up with nowhere to go.
Warner, N.H.—The proposal for an indoor gun range and firearms shop didn’t cause a big stir at first in this small, rural town in New Hampshire, a state with some of the least restrictive gun laws in the nation. But three mornings after the mass shooting Nov. 5 at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Warner resident Julie Orlando-Gibson emailed the local zoning board and urged them to reject the plan. (Snip) With an official state motto of “Live Free or Die,” New Hampshire in February became one of 12 states that don’t require legal gun owners to have a
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The verdict is in. I pronounce Democrat leaders, left-wing feminists and Beltway journalists guilty of gross negligence and hypocrisy over a dirty rotten sleazeball in their midst. For the past 11 weeks, Bob Menendez has been on trial for 18 counts of bribery, fraud and corruption involving nearly $1 million in gifts and donations. (Snip) A new Media Research Center analysis reported that ABC, CBS and NBC devoted 40 times more of their morning and evening TV newscast coverage this past week to Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore´s alleged sexual assault accusers than to the ongoing federal trial of
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Democrats called it the Trump shutdown. Republicans labeled it the Schumer shutdown. But in reality, it was the Dreamer shutdown. The recipe for the current congressional gridlock is complex, but at the top of the list of ingredients are the illegal immigrant Dreamers who pushed Democrats to launch the filibuster that sent the government careening into a partial shutdown. It’s a stunning display of political leverage for a group that, at most, numbers several million, can’t vote now, and even under the most generous proposals wouldn’t be able to cast ballots for another decade. Yet they have amassed an extraordinary amount of
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Malia Obama, who is studying at Harvard University, has boyfriend! But some black people on Twitter have questioned her choice in men, because Malia´s new homey, Rory Farquharson, is white. (5 tweets) This racism on the part of some in the black community, who are bruddas and sistas to us all, is very sad. Most white people want us to grow together as a community. I just wish everyone of all races felt the same way. Questions for discussion: After years of Obama´s race baiting, President Trump is the first "post-racial" president to follow him. What do you think President Trump
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