Sunday, January 10, 2010

Those Who Can't Blog, Link

So even though I haven't been keeping up with my blog, I thought I should point out some excellent bloggers who not only manage to write something on a regular basis, but also have something meaningful to say.

The Ideal Medical Practices Blog's focus is on the myriad problems facing America's healthcare system and especially its beleaguered primary care physicians, and what can be done to bring about real change.

Dr. Malia Reckons are the insights and thoughts of a solo family doctor in Rochester, NY, whose practice model is very similar to mine.

I just discovered that The Examining Room of Dr. Charles has re-opened after a two year absence. "Dr. Charles" is a unique voice in the blogosphere, whose tales about medicine and life in general are more like finely crafted works of art. I highly recommend his site.

Finally, while not a blogger, Dr. Atul Gawande is clearly an excellent and insightful writer who also happens to be a general and endocrine surgeon. His recent article for The New Yorker echoes my thoughts on how no single solution to our healthcare crisis is possible, namely because nobody knows which approach will work. He argues that, like in America's early agricultural industry, pilot programs may help guide us out of our national dilemma. After all, when you don't know which way to go, why not try several different directions at the same time instead of just one?