Now here is an answer to the whole ABMS extortion racket!

Paul Kempen, MD, PhD writes:

Now here is an answer to the whole ABMS extortion racket! Tell them to shove their programs where the sun don’t shine!

Urology Times published this physician’s critique of MOC:

“I successfully completed the original certification process and the subsequent recertification process, but enough is enough. The ABU has strayed far beyond its original mandate to ensure excellence in urologic training and has added yet another onerous burden onto the backs of practicing urologists.

The 2002 Physician Charter, which served as the foundation of MOC, is a flawed and disingenuous document that has one surreptitious purpose: to give specialty boards more power and control over their diplomates. How dare the ABU question my demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning! How dare the ABU attempt to lecture me on professionalism and ethics! How dare the ABU place the “benefit of the public” above the welfare of its diplomates! The “public” doesn’t pay the ABU’s expenses.”

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This Week! Let My Doctor Practice Summit

sasThe Summit at the Summit, Let My Doctor Practice, National Grand Rounds on the State of American Medicine, is in full swing!

Don’t miss out on this crucial event.  Even if you can’t make it in person you can attend online. See http://letmydoctorpractice.org/ for details and a full schedule.

The event organizers explain:

“This week-long national physicians’ townhall gathering, physicians and other leaders will discuss solutions to our most pressing problems, collaborate live with other doctors from around the country, and then vote in support of the top ideas for actionable solutions. … We’ve been rolling over to government mandates and third party intrusions for too long. It’s time to take back our practices and restore our voice. Join us today to change the medical practice environment for good.” Continue reading

AAPSonline.org submits amicus brief to US Court to protect privacy of patient medical records.

Following the information that AAPS submitted an amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals fifth circuit to block the federal government from accessing and releasing unauthorized patient medical records, independent physicians for patient independence sent the following email to the American Medical Association and the American Osteopathic Association today:
Perhaps the American Medical Association and The American Osteopathic Association can also take the lead on filing an amicus brief to restore the sacrosanct patient privacy of their medical records. Currently the government is gathering and freely sharing data without regard for individual patient privacy. Last month, the government agency that performs security checks was breached of 21 million government employees records. Need I say more?