Saturday, January 30, 2010

Is it Insurance Reform or Health Care Reform that should be the Focus in Washington?

Certainly insurance companies are not saints, but are they the root of the problem? Is it the insurance companies that spend $7,000 on every American for health care every year? Or rather is the underlying problem the various factors that have driven our practice towards an overly technological, less personal, less coordinated, specialty-oriented style of Medicine?

Review of The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care sadly demonstrates that even our great teaching centers are practicing a wasteful and, in many cases, a non-beneficial style of care. No wonder that our trainees now do the same.

We must adequately reimburse primary care, practice and teach excellent history taking and physical exam skills, conceptual thinking, and most importantly, physicians must unite behind a system of peer review to ensure beneficial care and support each other to beat back the lawyers.



I apologize for this irrelevant comment Dr. Fischer however I could not find your email address. I was given your info by one of my asst. editors. I was told their may have been interest on your behalf in a link exchange between your blog and my site I would just like to follow up with that and see if the interest is still their. Please get back to me with thoughts or questions, Thanks!

Mary said...


This is the assistant editor for which is a medical publication offering hospital news, information and reviews. We also cover a wide variety of medical topics, some of these articles being relevant to Health Care reform as you will see from the homepage of our site. We are in the process of updating our health care news section with dozens of articles on the reform and other relevant issues. If possible I would like to be included within your blog roll, offering our information as a resource to your readers and essentially building a relationship between our sites. Please let me know if this addition can be made, Thanks!

Please email me back with your URL in subject line to take a step ahead and to avoid spam.

Thank you
Mary Miller,

Anonymous said...


Doctor Kenneth Fisher said...

I will send you my e-mail address and indeed I would like us to have a link to each other’s site. Best Regards, Kenneth A. Fisher, M.D.

Doctor Kenneth Fisher said...

Mary Miller,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I will e-mail you shortly about us having a link to each other’s site. Best Regards, Kenneth A. Fisher, M.D.