Want this Test? What’s the Password?
We had an interesting dilemma in the office. You see, being pulmonologists we treat people with asthma, and one of the more useful drugs we have in the ammunition belt is a medication called omalizumab (xolair). Continue reading “What’s the Password?”
Oh Pfizer, Won’t You Buy Me a Mercedes-Benz?
Actually I’ll take a Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible, thank you. Today’s stream of random thinking comes to you after having feasted on a tasty lunch paid for by a drug company (and no, it wasn’t Pfizer). Continue reading “Drug Company Marketing”
New Year’s Can’t Stop Healthcare Armageddon!
This a follow up to a previous post about the Arizona legislature’s decision to stop paying for certain transplantation procedures for Medicaid patients. Continue reading “Healthcare Armageddon 2”
Our Gift to You: The 12 Days of Hospitalization
To be sung to the tune of The 12 Days of Christmas. . .
On the first day at hospital my doctor gave to me, a CT to rule out P.E.
Continue reading “Christmas Song”
An Announcement from The Holy Profit Medical Center.
“Holy Profit Medical Center” is a series of fake satirical press releases and news articles from an imaginary hospital. . .
The Holy Profit Medical Center today named Bess E. Morass to the new post of Executive Vice President in Charge of Lobby Christmas Tree. . . Continue reading “Lobby Christmas Tree”
Healthcare Armageddon begins in Arizona
I talked briefly in a previous article about the coming days of reckoning in the health care biz due to the growing gap between ever increasing costs and ever decreasing funds. Among the first victims will be high dollar procedures that benefit a small segment of the population. Consider the following an early mortar shot in this war. . . Continue reading “Apocalypse R’ Us”
A Message from the Tax Attorneys at Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe.
This shopping season why not give your loved ones what they really want. . . your vast accumulated riches! Yes, that’s right, by taking advantage of an obscure loophole in the present tax system, upon your death, you may hand over your entire estate to your wife, your secret mistress, your beloved pet, and your hard working foreign sounding groundskeeper without paying a dime in taxes to Uncle Sam! Talk about a Black Friday! Continue reading “Death on Sale! Act Now!”
Please Join Our Candlelight Vigil.
We here at caduceusblog (though there’s only 2 of us) would like to take this opportunity to wish a speedy recovery to one of our readers who has caught a cold and is taking an antibiotic. This worries us, not out of any concern we have for our readers. It worries us because we only have 2 readers, and our statistician informs us that if one our readers dies, then our readership could be reduced by nearly fifty percent. So please join our candlelight vigil to pray for the speedy recovery of our poor stricken reader.
We here at the Caduceuscloud (though there’s only two of us) would like to wish you, our dear reader (literally, we only have one reader), the happiest of Thanksgivings. As we count our many blessings during this special time of year, I feel that it’s important that I reflect on what is perhaps the most important blessing of all. . . that I am not a TSA agent. Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving”
The migration has begun. All over Michigan, the annual migration of flocks moving south is in full swing. And behind those flocks, the other annual Michigan migration is starting too. Our office is starting to see our winter ‘checkout’ patients before they migrate south for the winter. Continue reading “Snowbirds”