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Latest Blog Posts for Dr. Wes

  • Physician Burnout and MOC: Treating the Cause, Not the SymptomsThis brilliant essay appeared in Practical Neurology Nov/Dec 2016 issue by Paul G. Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS. Dr. Mathew is on staff in the Department of Neurology and is Director of Continuing Medical Education at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Jo...
  • Philadelphia Medicine Magazine's ABIM Issue
    on Dec 16, 2016
    An entire issue of Philadelphia Medicine magazine devoted to ABIM, and they wouldn't respond other than to say:"We do not feel that this format appropriately presents the variety of viewpoints about MOC." The magazine attempted to invite Richard Baro...
  • ABMS/ABIM MOC Controversy: 2016 Year-in-Review
    on Dec 14, 2016
    It's had to believe that another year has come and gone since my 2015 update on the ABMS/ABIM Maintenanence of Certification controversy. I thought it would be important to maintain this chronological annual review of the ABIM and their conspiring or...
  • Chicago's Cold December Game Plan
    on Dec 3, 2016
    In June 2016, "Chicago" had a problem. A small renegade group of doctors had uncovered some dirty secrets about the Chicago-based American Medical Association's (AMA) subordinate organizations, the Philadelphia-based American Board of Internal Medici...
  • Knowing What We Don't Know
    on Dec 1, 2016
    This week, Richard Baron, MD and Clarence H. Braddock, III, MD, MPH, both paid staff of the independent and unaccountable American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), received more (free?) advertising space in the New England Journal of Medicine to pu...
  • How the ABMS MOC Program Threatens Major Medical Journal Integrity
    on Sep 5, 2016
    They are two of the most prestigious academic journal's in the United States: the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Both have published extensively on the American Board of Medical Spe...
  • Hillary Clinton's Physician Does Not Participate in MOCIn case anyone cares, Lisa R, Bardack, MD, reportedly Hillary Clinton's personal physician who issued a letter in 2015 concerning Ms. Clinton's fitness to run for President of the United States, does not participate in the American Board of Medical...
  • American College of Physicians Stands By ABIM MOC Program
    on Aug 14, 2016
    Like the co-dependent spouse of a raging alcoholic, the American College of Physicians (ACP) continues to support the completely corrupt and untrustworthy American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. In a ca...
  • ABIM Foundation: "Co-creating" Healthcare?
    on Aug 4, 2016
    Should the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation be using our testing fees to "co-create" healthcare? Here is what "cocreation" in action looks like: As seen on Twitter (Note the comfy chairs, uplit curtains, and microphones, a...
  • Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against the American Osteopathic Association
    on Aug 2, 2016
    From the Philadelphia Business Journal: A group of osteopathic doctors have filed a class-action lawsuit against the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) seeking to recover millions of dollars in annual membership fees that the doctors allege the...
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