Authors Posts by Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)

Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)

Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)
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Patricia Salber, MD, MBA is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In. She is also the CEO of Health Tech Hatch, the sister site of TDWI that helps innovators tell their stories to the world. She is also a physician executive who has worked in all aspects of healthcare including practicing emergency physician, health plan executive, consultant to employers, CMS, and other organizations. She is a Board Certified Internist and Emergency Physician who loves to write about just about anything that has to do with healthcare.
doctors love medicine

How to Stay Excited and In Love with a Career in Medicine

If you couple an insatiable desire to expand your skills with a fearlessness to walk away from the same old stuff and try something new, you can have a very long and exciting career in medicine.
little boy in ER cost of care

If You Follow the Money, Does it Really Take You to the ER?

The leverage wielded on politicians and policy makers by healthcare stakeholders whose ox would be gored if real cost-savings programs are put into place is enormous. It makes meaningful change all but impossible.
young girl flossing teeth

Water Flossing is a Great Alternative for Floss Haters

Eighteen percent of people would rather wash dishes and 14% would rather clean toilets than floss. Water flossing offers a more palatable alternative for flossing-haters.
Republicans celebrating AHCA vote at WH

Did the New CBO Report Just Ruin the Party?

The Republicans rushed the vote on the AHCA through without waiting for the results of a rescoring of the amended version. Then they partied. Think they are sorry now?
Stupid things politicians say

10 Stupid Things Politicians Said About Healthcare Recently

There have been so many idiotic things put forward by arch conservatives hell-bent on getting government out of our lives even if it means leaving millions of people without health insurance. Here are just ten of the stupidest things politicians have said about healthcare recently.
Freedom Caucus & ACHA

How the Freedom Caucus Got Its Way with the AHCA

What the Freedom Caucus taught President Trump about winning...lessons from the House AHCA vote.
Eyelid basal cell carcinoma

A Little Lump Or Bump On The Eyelid? Beware, It Could Be Skin Cancer!

The eyelid area is a common area for non-melanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, accounting for about 5-10% of all skin cancers.
diagnosis safety

A New Partnership Hopes to Improve the Safety of Diagnosis in Medicine

Reducing misdiagnosis is the focus of a new partnership between the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and the journal Diagnosis. The issue has hit the big time!
Elevated View Of A Male Doctor Using Sonogram On Female Patient In Examination Room

Discovery May Lead to New Fertility Treatments to Help Women Become Pregnant

A new study from University of Montreal found that abnormal segregation of chromosomes in eggs from old mice is an important cause of age-related infertility.