Physicians, politicians and the public must join together to push back against big business and advocate for what many know as “Medicare for All” or “single payer,” but I prefer to call “Health Care for All.”
Polypharmacy is a term referring to a person taking five or more medications at once, a state most common, though not exclusive to older adults, according to Dr. Nicole Cimino-Fiallos, director of the Geriatric Acute Care Suite in the Carroll Hospital emergency department.
While she received hundreds of thousands of dollars though a no-bid book deal with the University of Maryland Medical System, then state senator Catherine Pugh sponsored dozens of bills affecting hospitals in Maryland — including several that would have benefited UMMS.
MedStar Health has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve allegations the hospital system paid kickbacks to a cardiology group in Pikesville in exchange for referrals, according to a statement from Robert Hur, the U.S. attorney for Maryland and other federal investigators.
As a medical oncologist with a full-time practice, I deal with treatment delays and other consequences of prior authorization every day. And physicians across the nation believe the problem is getting worse.
Paramedics, nurses and doctors from across Baltimore are partnering to bring treatment to patients in West Baltimore in a pilot program city officials hope will reduce strains on the city’s fire department and emergency rooms.
There are many relevant arguments against the Trump administration’s military transgender ban, and we thought it important that our group weigh in on some of them. For the past 48 years, the Sex and Gender Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital has provided affirming care to transgender individuals.
Access Carroll Integrated Health Care provides medical services to those that need them most, regardless of their financial status. From addiction treatment to dental care, the organization improves patients health from teeth to toes. But they need the public's generosity to do it.
Health care has become our No. 1 national priority. Being Americans, we also want to eat fast food, work two or more jobs with less sleep, park next to our favorite shop if we actually buy stuff at a store, buy most things online, and have our marvelous doctors and researchers perform miracles for
Conventional wisdom says Americans vote their pocketbooks. That’s why health care offers Democrats an advantage in the midterms, despite the strong economy and the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act.
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, owner and operator of Harford County’s two hospitals and other medical facilities serving Harford and Cecil counties, announced the election of several leadership positions on its board of directors and medical team.
My son was unable to get the inpatient treatment needed to stabilize his recovery, so he and I sought a doctor to prescribe Suboxone. We failed, and days later he resorted to street drugs, dying of mixed drug with fentanyl. He never would have encountered fentanyl if he had proper treatment access.
Dr. Timothy Chizmar, of Harford County, has been hired as the assistant state EMS medical director for the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. He is also a physician at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, medical director for Harford County EMS and a Bel Air fire company member.
State-sponsored health insurance for all Marylanders such as the single-payer plan proposed by Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous could cost $24 billion a year, forcing lawmakers to significantly raise taxes, according to a nonpartisan analysis.
The Trump's administration's reproductive health plan would only treat patients who have health insurance from their employers or are wealthy enough to pay out-of-pocket. And it would require clinicians to knowingly withhold evidence-based treatment.
Carroll Hospital has announced its Physician, and for the first time, Advanced Practice Provider of the Year for 2018: Dr. Mark Goldstein, the interim chief of emergency medicine, and Kim Baker, a physician assistant and director of adult hospitalists and ICU services.
Carroll Hospital Senior Vice President of Operations Dwayne Richardson’s role will be overseeing all of the hospital’s service lines — that is, each of the departments such as cardiology, oncology and emergency.
Dr. John E. Steers packed a great deal into one lifetime. He was an all American American athlete, a chemical engineer and a father. He was a soldier in the U.S. Army reserve, a manager with Bethlehem Steel and a widely respected surgeon.
Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services created a “Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom,” which appears primarily intended to shield health care workers who refuse to perform services based on religious or moral grounds. This will have serious consequences on patient care.