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Posts Tagged ‘ Dr. Oz ’

The Country Family Physician is In

February 24, 2014

I know some of you have seen this already, but I thought I’d broadcast this piece one more time. This is a link to a post I wrote for Primary Care Progress. In it, I talk about examples of how family physicians are still faithfully serving the needs of nearly 70...
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The Wacky Ignorant Dr. Oz, Part III

October 28, 2013

To finish out my complaining about Dr. Oz for this cycle, I want to go back to the New Yorker article on him that appeared earlier this year. A quote from the article: “As Oz likes to say, Marcus Welby—the kindly, accessible, but straight-talking television doctor—is dead.” Assuming he really said...
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The Wacky Ignorant Dr. Oz, Part II

October 21, 2013

I’m back to my usual comments after my long series on the many ways family physicians deliver better care at a lower cost. When our article came out that I’ve been commenting on, I was in the middle of griping about Dr. Oz again. I’ll pick up where I left off....
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The Cost-Effectiveness of Family Physicians – Comfort with Uncertainty

June 3, 2013

This post is the 3rd in a series discussing our findings in a recently published study on the ways family physicians deliver better care at a lower cost than a multi-ologist model. Family physicians told us they are more comfortable with uncertainty than the ologists. For a little history, the Future...
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The Wacky Ignorant Dr. Oz, Part I

May 5, 2013

Dr. Oz is back at it again, spreading ignorance across our fine land. But before I get to the most recent example …. A story about the good doctor that appeared earlier this year in the New Yorker included some fine quotes about his medical statements that have little to no...
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Dr. Oz, the Cardiovascular Surgeon, Doesn’t Understand High Blood Pressure

February 4, 2012

In a You Docs column a few weeks ago, a reader asked, “… how high is too high for the top one (the blood pressure number)?”  You Docs response:  “What’s too high for the top number (systolic) is simple: Anything above 160 is an emergency – head for the ER immediately.”...
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More on the Harms of the POEM Assumptions — the CA-125 Test

June 19, 2011

I received a heartfelt response to one of my posts about Dr. Oz. The response is a reply to that post and I re-post it here in its entirety. First, the thoughts of the writer, Mr. Graham; then, my response. From Mr. Graham: My wife died December 2, 2010 at our...
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How Dr. Oz Increases Healthcare Costs — Example 2, Multi-ologist Recommendations

May 1, 2011

My local newspaper prints the You Docs column 3 days a week and I’ve been reading it for over two years. I can’t say I’ve read every column in that time, but I can say most of them. There is a clear pattern to their writing and thinking. In the column...
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How Dr. Oz Increases Healthcare Costs – Example 1, Ovarian Cancer Screening

March 6, 2011

In a recent You Docs column in my local newspaper, a woman asked about new ways to detect ovarian cancer. She went on to state, “Each year I ask for an internal pelvic exam and a CA-125 test. My mom died from breast cancer and my sister from ovarian cancer.” The...
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