We do all we can to help patients do all they can to manage their diabetes. We all need to be able to trust the supply chain, from start to finish.
Melissa Young, MD
Insulin pump/sensor combos, continuous glucose sensors . . . a wrap-up of these and other advances in endocrinology in 2017, plus some caveats for the future.
You can attempt to renegotiate. Sometimes it works . . . but sometimes it doesn’t.
Was this pharmacist out of bounds? You make the call.
When someone in the hospital needs to see a specialist, particularly a specialty where there are so few of us, I don’t understand how one can just refuse.
How do you manage a patient’s insistence on an unnecessary test or drug? Is patient satisfaction a factor?
When your patients have questions, how do you counteract the onslaught of misinformation and malpractice that exists on the Internet?
Do you think the effort to decrease healthcare spending is spinning out of control? Is the cost of red tape exceeding potential healthcare savings?
Do patients expect more from doctors who counsel lifestyle modification? What degree of importance do you place on setting a healthy example?
Many factors and competing responsibilities dictate how many patients you can see in one day. What’s your ideal number?