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The Paradocs Podcast

The Paradocs is a fun and lively discussion with a couple of docs on the practice of medicine. Occasionally serious, usually lighthearted, and accidentally informative. A show for physicians to learn more about what is going on and a great place for them to direct their friends and family to better understand the challenges they face.

Aug 5, 2020

 

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are one of the 'middle men' in health care that have recently come under fire for the added expense they bring in the prescription drug market. What was once a relatively unknown player in the health care delivery process, PBMs are finding themselves with a target on their back for...


Jul 29, 2020

 

One driver of health care inflation in the United States are pharmaceuticals. Although we usually associate rising drug prices with prescription medicines, that is not always the case. In fact, the purchase of generics through insurance plans can be surprisingly expensive. This is because the 'discount' provided...


Jul 23, 2020

 

Maintenance of Certification (or MOC) is a requirement by all the specialty boards in the United States that is above and beyond what the original certification is to become board certified. The old model used to be medical school, residency +/- fellowship, and then take your board certification exam to become a...


Jul 11, 2020

 

Now that we're approaching the half way point of summer it's time to start thinking about what we're going to do with school for K-12 (and college) kids. States and communities are starting to finalize their plans with how they expect to conduct elementary and secondary education in the face of the COVID pandemic....


Jul 2, 2020

 

Hydroxychloroquine is an old medicine and treatment for conditions causing cyclical fevers like malaria. But hydroxychloroquine has been used in the treatment of infections like SARS, influenza and others. Why did this happen? Where did it start? And what is its place today in the treatment regimen for COVID-19?

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