Push popular suggestions to the top
Can we have a “like button” that pushes the comments with the most “likes” to the top; that way, we know what the most popular suggestions are, can weigh in... Thanks
Disruptive physician behavior double standard versus other professionals
Why is it that physicians can and are frequently accused of disruptive behaviors, often with no assumption of innocence and limited if any due process, while other professionals including hospital administrators and nursing staff often exhibit such behaviors without any consequence? And they can be extremely damaging to physicians even if not true. We should advocate for the elimination of the double standard applied to physicians versus other professionals. Not a small problem as such accusations often are used to silence or eliminate physicians advocating for improvements or changes within an organization. For example, I know of a surgeon accused of disruptive behavior for not saying hello to a nurse walking by. No way a nurse would ever get in trouble for that. I know another who was accused of assaulting a nurse in the trauma bay who would have had their career and life destroyed had it not been for a video camera recording the incident clearly showing that the nurse actually was the assailant. I'm not talking about true bad behavior by physicians which we all oppose, I'm talking about exaggerated or even fabricated claims meant to maliciously harm or weaken innocent physicians while others have no accountability for their behaviors. Time for fairness and justice and equal treatment of physicians regarding behavior.
My question is how and where is this being promoted among physicians? Is there a role I can play in furthering this concept?
We need more physicians on twitter
Can the United Physicians twitter be more active with posts, retweets, and gaining followers and also follow back physicians following it? There is strength in messaging with a large number of physicians following UnitedPhysicians on twitter. You can mute most after following them but that’s how you get more followers, too
Stop bullying by insurance companies
We need this community to develop referendums that will minimize insurance red tape to get medicine, scans and procedures approved for patients and get us paid in a timely and efficient manner at appropriate rates that are above Medicare so we can all survive.
How can I help
Thank you for starting this wonderful and much-needed initiative. To advance our cause, one should participate in his full abilities. I am a pulmonary, critical care and sleep physician I have Master degrees in epidemiology & statistics, information systems management and an MBA. Please let me know how I can be of help to you.
Starve the beast
The most effective vote you have is your wallet. Medicare doesn't require board certification or MOC. Don't pay the ABIM MOC fees if you don't have to. Contrary to popular belief private insurers also don't require MOC. If you have multiple board certifications and have to maintain for your hospital, just maintain one (usually the most subspecialized), and avoid feeding thousands of dollars to the ABIM and the evidence of its corruption.
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