Tag Archives: Doctors

UVA Doctors Decry Aggressive Billing Practices By Their Own Hospital

Prominent doctors at UVA Health System are expressing public outrage at their employer’s practices to collect unpaid medical debt from its patients. A Kaiser Health News report in September that showed UVA sued 36,000 patients over six years for more than $ 100 million, seizing wages and savings and even pushing families into bankruptcy. Special… Read More »

Amid vaping crisis, U.S. to issue new advice for doctors focused on lung infections

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. health officials are preparing to release new guidance for doctors stressing the need to ask every patient with an apparent respiratory infection about their vaping history. Jeffrey Manzanares, 33, lies in the intensive care unit of the University of Utah Hospital while being treated for vaping injury and other lung infections… Read More »

Doctors May Need More Education on Nutrition – Healthline

Share on PinterestExperts say team-based care can help doctors better offer nutrition advice. Getty Images Researchers say medical students need more thorough education on nutrition. They say education can make doctors more knowledgeable when it comes to dispensing advice to patients about nutrition. Experts say a team-based approach to healthcare can also make it easier… Read More »

What happens when doctors discriminate against patients?

Physicians have a long history of discriminating against patients, and racial discrimination only scratches the surface of current problems facing patients who seek access to care. The Tuskegee Syphilis trials demonstrated how the medical community exploited and compromised the trust of African American patients. Recent research indicates that out of a study of 222 residents… Read More »