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Joanne Kaufman

January 5, 2004 | Strong Medicine
Hire and Higher

Pressed to fill every bed, hospitals are unabashedly poaching star doctors—who bring prestige as well as patients—from competing institutions.

October 13, 2003 | Strong Medicine
The Uncut Version

The rise of low-invasion techniques—and the doctors who specialize in them—has made the competition for surgical patients, well, cutthroat.

September 22, 2003 | Strong Medicine
Who Knew?

Hospitals used to enjoy unfettered access to your medical records, but no more—a situation that’s sending fund-raisers to the emergency room.

June 2, 2003 | Strong Medicine
No Pain, No Gain

Planning for the brave new world of managed care, medical schools began turning out more generalists than specialists—a big miscalculation if you’re currently in need of an anesthesiologist.

April 7, 2003 | Strong Medicine
Doctors in the House

A new breed of M.D. tends exclusively to hospital in-patients, keeping costs down while allowing primary-care physicians to stay in the office. But not all doctors are grateful for the help.

April 7, 2003 | Strong Medicine
Doctors in the House

A new breed of M.D. tends exclusively to hospital in-patients, keeping costs down while allowing primary-care physicians to stay in the office. But not all doctors are grateful for the help.

March 24, 2003 | Strong Medicine
The Out-of-Towners

These days, more than a few patients demanding first-rate care are doing the reverse commute as suburban hospitals beef up their staffs with medical stars—and offer valet parking.

February 24, 2003 | Strong Medicine
Follow the Money

One doctor uses the price of a slice to set his fees, but for most in the growing fee-for-service world, setting the cost of a visit is a weird alchemy of patient demand, experience, and real estate.

February 10, 2003 | Feature
Mad About the Boy

A jazz-club veteran who still can’t score a drink on a working night, 19-year-old Peter Cincotti is poised to make the leap from connoisseur’s secret to stardom. Did someone whisper Harry Connick Jr.?

December 2, 2002 | Strong Medicine
Caveat Emptor

Even in a city with some of the world's best hospitals, medical mistakes occur, some of them tragic. But there are common-sense ways to minimize your risk.

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