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Archive for the 'cardiology' Category

Your Doctor Prescribed a Medicine, But Will You Get It?

Seth J. Baum, MD In 2013 Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the CDC, judiciously proclaimed that “even one preventable death is one too many.” Just three years later we are.. read more

It’s Official; Doctors Have Become Commoditized – But is there still hope?

Posted on November 28th, 2016 · Posted in cardiology, health, health insurance, medicine, News

The commoditization of doctors is a pattern both insidious and distressing. Examining reimbursement and medical practitioner nomenclature trends over the past few decades, one can see with certainty that doctors.. read more

Cardiology News: PCSK9 Inhibitors

by Seth J. Baum MD Recently, there have been several articles discussing the development, efficacy, cost and long-term impact of novel cholesterol lowering drugs – called PCSK9 inhibitors – new.. read more

The Collapse of Modern Medicine – From Bedside to Phone Calls

by Seth J. Baum MD Intending no disrespect to true war veterans, I will tell you that the 1980s was our Vietnam. As medical residents in New York City, the.. read more

Accessing PCSK9 Inhibitors: An Ongoing Bottleneck for Patients and Their Doctors

by Seth J. Baum MD PCSK9 inhibitors are the most significant advance in the management of elevated cholesterol in the last 3 decades. These injectable medications are indisputably revolutionary: They.. read more

Response to Matt Perrone‘s April 20th Associated Press Piece on PCSK9 Inhibitors

by Seth J. Baum MD I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak at length with Matt Perrone prior to his submitting an April 20th article on the PSCK9.. read more

FH Foundation’s National FH Registry Illustrates U.S. FH Population’s Risk for Early CHD

Posted on April 20th, 2016 · Posted in cardiology, familial hypercholesterolemia, FH, health, lipids, medication, medicine, News, statins

Important research recently published in the American Heart Association’s journals illustrates that the cardiovascular disease burden and treatment patterns among patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in the US remain poorly.. read more

Heart Month: Looking Back on 2015 and Forward into 2016

Posted on February 1st, 2016 · Posted in cardiology, health, medication, medicine, News, prescription drugs, Uncategorized

by Seth J. Baum, MD February is National Heart Month – a time of hope, jubilation and pride. Each year many of us write blogs or articles espousing the sentiments.. read more

5 Steps To Save Our Patients: A Doctor’s Call to Action

Posted on November 30th, 2015 · Posted in cardiology, health, lipids, medication, medicine, News, prescription drugs

by Seth J. Baum, MD All physicians and other health care practitioners (HCPs) recognize the insidious process that has undermined our ability to properly care for our patients. Patients don’t.. read more

Who is Prescribing Your Medicine? I Pray the Horse Hasn’t Died

Posted on November 2nd, 2015 · Posted in cardiology, health, medication, medicine, News, prescription drugs, statins

by Seth J. Baum, MD I’ve written extensively about the mounting burden borne by doctors and patients. Looking beyond the escalating regulatory time-drains beleaguering doctors throughout the nation we see.. read more