Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Doctors

Guest Post from Gene Uzawa Dorio, M.D.

Doctors play an integral role in healthcare. Highly educated and experienced, they have been relegated as servants to business people. But who do you want making medical decisions when you become ill? A well-educated and trained physician, or a profiteering businessperson?

Their backgrounds are different. Doctors have always been highly scrutinized, whereas hospital administrators, insurance executives, and Big Pharma CEO credentials are lacking. Yet, these businesspeople are the ones short-changing the naive public for personal financial enrichment.

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Discriminating against the Greatest Generation: The Two-Tiered System of Hospital Care

Guest Post from Gene Uzawa Dorio, M.D.

Elder seniors should be treated with the utmost respect and dignity as they made sacrifices laying the basis for our nation. Why though are they being treated as second-class citizens?

Money. Business has taken over medicine, and with this debacle a two-tied system has been created discriminating against the Greatest Generation. Please read my commentary below as there might be a solution to this problem. Free free to make comments using the link at the end.

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The Two-Tiered System of Hospital Care

Born in Canada, our mother came to the United States after World War II and blended into the Greatest Generation. Raising a family in the second half of the 20th Century saw her contribute to a thriving American society then maintain retirement health on Medicare. But in her early 90s, this tranquility was threatened when her HMO hospital tried to kill her. Continue reading

The Insidious Takeover of Medical Decision-Making

Guest Post from Gene Uzawa Dorio, M.D.:

Behind national statistics is a lingering fact healthcare in our country will deteriorate. This will come over the next decade and slowly be recognized by the public as a threat to hospitalized patients.

Please read the following commentary to protect yourself and loved ones from the insidious takeover of medical decision-making when greed and business devalues those who are vulnerable in our society.

Gene

Declining Life Expectancy

Many nations proudly tout “Life Expectancy” as a reflection of healthcare. In our country, this statistic has continually edged upward due to expanding technology, doctors/patient education, and vibrant emphasis on healthy lifestyles. A shift is occurring though as this number is destined to decline with hospital administrators, not physicians, making medical decisions impacting those who are the most vulnerable: Elder seniors in the ICU. Continue reading

Banning the Corporate Practice of Medicine

Guest Post from Dr. Gene Uzawa Dorio:

Two decades ago, I admitted a patient to the Intensive Care Unit for a heart attack. His children were grown, and he looked forward to retirement purchasing an RV to relax and travel the country with his wife.

Invasive cardiac technology had not evolved, so he remained in the ICU on intravenous medication to control his symptoms. On the fifth hospital day, his wife brought a letter from the insurance company denying any further payment in the unit. His conversation the next two days centered around this letter, and as you suspect, the stress exacerbated his heart attack and he died. Continue reading