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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 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.
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Our Happy 4th of July Wish for Everyone in the U.S.of A

We hope that on this July 4th holiday when we take a pause to celebrate our nation's independence that each and every one of us can find a way to reach across the divide and find that common ground.
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Racist Rant: Why Do You Hate Us? Because You Are Mexicans

A racist rant made me recall my visit to the Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City-a profoundly moving experience. The one emotion I hadn't expected was shame.
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Trainer Rx Helps You Take Charge of Your Physical Therapy

Trainer Rx has developed a comprehensive program that you can use at home to augment the physical therapy your doctor has prescribed. Orthopedic surgeon Michael Oberlander, MD, describes how his own injuries led him to develop this comprehensive home rehabilitation program
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How to Kill Pre-existing Condition Protections

A.G. Jeff Sessions' letters to Congress outline the convoluted reasoning the DoJ is using to refuse to defend a legal assault on 3 key provisions of the ACA.
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There’s No Better Time to Commit to Reducing Gun Violence

As the number of school shootings continues to take a murderous toll on families across the US, it's time for everyone, including doctors, to make a commitment to reducing firearm-related injuries & deaths. Long-time gun researcher, Garen Wintemute MD, MPH wants doctors to help reduce gun violence now.
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An Octogenarian Shares His Secrets for a Long and Healthy Life

What does it take to have rock hard abs at 80? Dov Michaeli shares his secrets to attaining a hard body and strong mind in the 9th decade of life.
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Is the Future of American Healthcare Digital?

The transformation of U.S. healthcare revolves around that marvelous little computer in our pockets: the smartphone. Add in sensors, analytics, AI, the IoT, & telemedicine & you can see how we can create a healthcare system that is at once more personalized, people-centric, & efficient than our current model of care.
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Here’s An App To Help You Get Ready For Joint Replacement Surgery

Interview with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Frisch: In the past, people did little to prepare for joint replacement surgery other than having an appointment with their surgeon. Now there is a comprehensive app from PeerWell that offers both a pre-hab (pre-op preparation) as well as a post-op rehabilitation home program.
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Can Facebook Be Trusted To Decide What We Should See?

In the midst of the brouhaha about breaches of data privacy, Facebook is also taking on the challenge of weeding out fake news and hate speech. But, can we trust them to do it right? There is a fine line between thoughtful content curation and censorship.
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Can Nomad Health Cure Your Staffing Woes?

Nomad has created a digital platform that helps healthcare professionals looking for work connect with healthcare facilities looking for staff without the need to go through a third-party recruiter or broker.
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Did the President Pass or Fail His Heart Health Tests?

President Trump's heart health tests have generated much discussion in the media. So I invited a triple-boarded practicing cardiologist to weigh in.
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Why Innovation is a Strategic Imperative at UPMC

New technologies, like artificial intelligence, can free time for clinicians to connect with patients, to empathize, to build trust, to engage in shared decision-making, communication, and collaboration - the most humanistic aspects of care.
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