Your Wealth is Your Health

By KIM BELLARD We’ve been spending a lot of time these past few years debating healthcare reform.  First the Affordable Care Act was debated, passed, implemented, and almost continuously litigated since.  Lately the concept of Medicare For All, or variations on it,...

Why Do We Have Residency Training?

By BRYAN CARMODY, MD Surely every resident has had the experience of trying to explain to a patient or family what, exactly, a resident is. “Yes, I’m a real doctor… I just can’t do real doctor things by myself.” In many ways, it’s a strange system we have. How come...

Healthcare Needs Some IHOPs

By KIM BELLARD The New York Times had an article that surprised me: Current Job: Award Winning Chef.  Education: IHOP.   The article, by food writer Priya Krishna, profiled how many high-end chefs credit their training in — gasp! — chain restaurants, such as IHOP, as...