One Person Who Should Have Kept His Apple 

By |August 17th, 2017|News|

How many people founded Apple? 

If you’re like me, you confidently answered two. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. In 1996. 

But, there was a third founder.  

Ronald Wayne.  

He worked with Steve Jobs previously at Atari. He received a 10% equity stake for designing the original Apple logo, writing the Apple I manual, drafting […]

Preventing a Lawsuit – Always Seek Consent Before Searching a Patient’s Anus: Part 2

By |April 7th, 2017|Compliance, News|

Here’s follow-up from a blog we posted in 2013. It was titled “Preventing a Lawsuit – Always Seek Consent Before Searching a Patient’s Anus”. Now we know its full title should have included “Part 1.” Two doctors were among many defendants sued by the American Civil Liberties Union. To recap this madness, see below. The […]

Damn, that’s awkward…

By |March 23rd, 2017|Frontpage Article, News, Practice management|

Ars Technica and the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently reported that Mayo Clinic is considering prioritizing patient care with private insurance over those with Medicare and Medicaid.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (which oversees Minnesota Medicaid), stated:

“Fundamentally, it’s our expectation at DHS that Mayo Clinic will serve our enrollees in […]

These Docs Behaved Badly, but Should They Have Been Sued?

By |March 17th, 2017|News, Practice management|

Jeffrey Segal, MD, JD

Published in Medscape: May 20, 2015 (reprinted with permission)  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/844251

Three Highly Unusual Lawsuits

If you practice medicine, odds are that eventually you will be sued, face a medical board complaint, or experience some other legal headache. If you practice in a high-risk specialty such as neurosurgery, the likelihood that you will be sued at […]

Political Correctness Over-reach in the Exam Room

By |March 3rd, 2017|Marketing, News, Online reputation, Online reviews, Practice management|

A general surgeon in Florida evaluated a patient for hernia repair. The patient confided he was HIV positive. The surgeon asked about the patient’s medication regimen. The patient explained that on the medication his viral titers were non-detectable.

The surgeon stated that that was good for both of them. For the patient, of course. And for […]