Richard Bosshardt, MD's Posts

March 17- National Match Day, a defining moment for future doctors

“Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match……….” Lyrics from the musical, Fiddler on the Roof   There are a number of important dates in the life of any medical student. These are the day they were accepted to medical school, the day they pass Step One (see my blog post http://www.hypeorlando.com/house-calls/2014/08/06/theres-a-medical-student-in-my-house/  ... Read...

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Are we mollycoddling new physicians?

Today’s Sentinel posted an article about new rules regulating the hours that young doctors in training can work. It rescinds the previous limit of 18 hours straight and allows 24 hour shifts. Over the years, I have watched with growing alarm from a distance as the issue of how hard ... Read More »

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Musings on diets- just what are we supposed to eat?

“Comparing ourselves to cavemen makes about as much sense as comparing ourselves to the Inuit, Kalahari Bushmen, or Masai cattle herders”   When did eating become so complicated? For an act so basic and essential to our survival, you would think we would be able to eat instinctively, like all ... Read More »

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Lies, damn lies, and statistics- the reality of the uninsured

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics”                                                                 Benjamin Disraeli   I’ve said it before and I will say it again, statistics on the uninsured in the U.S. are a classic case of the adage about lies, damn lies, and statistics. A recent article in the ... Read More »

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Twenty years of House Calls comes to an end at last

“This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper”                                                                                 T.S. Elliot   To be fair, it really isn’t the end of the world but it is the end of something that has been a big part of my life for over twenty years. I ... Read More »

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