- 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.
- September 10, 2001 | Strong Medicine
Your hospital has a little secret: To save money on staff in these days of cost-cutting, it's been hiring more doctors who are just passing through.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- December 3, 2001 | Strong Medicine
- Off the Charts
Some pediatricians dismiss the notion that adoptive infants have special medical needs, but try telling that to the parents of a Chinese-born baby who has oral motor dysfunction.
- January 21, 2002 | Strong Medicine
- I Gave at the Office
Most doctors are grateful for a thank-you note, even for extraordinary work. That doesn't prevent some patients from making equally extraordinary (or weird) shows of appreciation.
- August 13, 2001 | Strong Medicine
- Co-pay or Play
Joining lots of HMOs has become the surefire way for a young doctor to build a thriving practice before bailing out -- leaving patients to pay full fees or switch M.D.'s.