corner store pharmacy

Corner Store Healthcare

Robert W. Morrow, M.D. Are you ready for industrial medicine? Profit-driven chains looking to sell candy, cosmetics, and your personal healthcare? Ready or not, the transformation of US healthcare is underway.  Retail chains are ready to make policy and provide our health services.  And they know the best legislators and regulators that money can buy.…

storefront urgent care

Is the Doctor In?

Robert W. Morrow, M.D. A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times took a stab at documenting one of the radical transformations that is happening in the delivering of healthcare in the US, i.e. the advent of the store-front urgent care facilities.  This is how they introduce the topic: “Is the doctor in? “In…

Second Option by Rob Rogers

Doctor Burn Out and the Electronic Record

Robert W. Morrow, M.D. Among doctors, “burn out” discussions are all the rage. Hold on a moment here! Aren’t doctors rich professionals who like to pick on their staff and patients, and complain about their stock brokers? The Doctor in the Little White House I was asked a few years back to travel around NY…

Money in healthcare

Healthcare Money-Go-Round

Robert W. Morrow, M.D. New York Times, February 3, 2018: Interest rates that are set every day in the global bond markets are already leaping higher, in anticipation of central bank rate increases later this year. On Friday, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note — a widely used gauge for overall interest rates —…

primary care vs. emergency care

$1 Primary Care = $6 Saved on Healthcare

Robert W. Morrow, M.D. That is a simple equation that is truer now than ever, since the cost of care once someone is really sick continues to rise quickly. Primary care decreases the need for expensive tests and procedures, and focuses on preventing and managing chronic health issues. Catch things early and over time, with…