John Henning Schumann http://kosu.org en A Doctor Takes A Look In The Medicare Mirror http://kosu.org/post/doctor-takes-look-medicare-mirror After decades of fighting to keep how much Medicare pays individual <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/business/sliver-of-medicare-doctors-get-big-share-of-payouts.html" target="_blank">doctors</a> a secret, the federal government bowed to pressure from journalists and consumer groups and released the information in April.<p>The <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1405026" target="_blank">data</a> let reporters — and anyone else — figure out who is getting paid by Medicare for what.<p>A few docs at the top of the Medicare pay pyramid made headlines. Sun, 08 Jun 2014 20:24:00 +0000 John Henning Schumann 3454 at http://kosu.org A Doctor Takes A Look In The Medicare Mirror Botched Execution Leads Doctor To Review His Principles http://kosu.org/post/botched-execution-leads-doctor-review-his-principles Executions in this country often draw controversy. But when the <a href="http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state/execution-botched-before-inmate-dies-of-heart-attack-second-execution/article_80cc060a-cff2-11e3-967c-0017a43b2370.html" target="_blank">headlines</a> about them include words like botched or bungled, the debate about capital punishment enters new territory.<p>In Oklahoma, where I practice medicine, Clayton Lockett was convicted of murdering Stephanie Nieman, who had just graduated from high school, in 1999. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:35:00 +0000 John Henning Schumann 1666 at http://kosu.org Botched Execution Leads Doctor To Review His Principles Why Paper Prescriptions Are Going The Way Of Snail Mail http://kosu.org/post/why-paper-prescriptions-are-going-way-snail-mail Charlie is like a lot of my patients. He's in his late 50s, weighs a little too much and his cholesterol and blood pressure are both too high. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:21:00 +0000 John Henning Schumann 220 at http://kosu.org Why Paper Prescriptions Are Going The Way Of Snail Mail