Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Meaningful misuse

We just got informed of all the things that we have to do to satisfy the ObamaCare "meaningful use" electronic records mandate.  At every patient visit we must determine the patients body mass index and then counsel them on weight loss, diet and nutrition.  We must also inquire about domestic abuse and offer counseling and arrange resources.  We then must discuss smoking, smoking cessation and discuss medications to help smoking.  Then in the little time that is left, we can discuss the tumor that is trying to take your life, that is unless there is another "meaningful" mandate.

Saturday, June 9, 2012


I had heard a medical tall tale of newborns who were given medical names their mothers had heard.  The classic is FEMALEm(fee-mal-ee) because the baby had already been named.  There is also a little girl named Meconium and another named Placenta.

I no longer doubt these names because I have just taken care of SirClage.