What You Need To Know Before You Use Hospice

Earlier this year a Dallas couple who run a private for-profit hospice-care business were indicted along with 14 others, including some doctors and nurses, in a $60 million Medicare fraud scheme that put financial interests over the needs of patients, according to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of Texas. Every time this … Continued

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One Year Update, a Rant, and an Invitation

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the official launch of Integrated MD Care (IMDC.)  The practice actually began a few months earlier, when I was still hedging and working at my “job,” but on January 1, 2016, I gave up that safety net and went all in, trusting that people would recognize the benefits of … Continued

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Playing First Base for the Yankees

“Have I told you what I’ll be doing after I die?” she asked me. “No,” I replied. “In the afternoons I’ll be playing first base for the Yankees and in the evenings I’ll be first violinist for the Philharmonic Orchestra.” “That sounds pretty wonderful,” I said. “What will you do in the mornings?” “I’m not … Continued

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There Are Alternatives to Nursing Homes

My mother made me promise that I would never force her to live in a nursing home.  Years before, she made the same promise to her mother.  I grew up with the perception that nursing homes are sad, lonely places where old or sick people were deposited when they had no one to take care … Continued

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