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Will Doctors Unionize?

March 7th, 2013 By Steven Knope, MD

Dr. David Leffell, the former president of the Yale Medical Group, recently wrote an editorial for the WSJ in which he discussed the unintended consequences of the new healthcare law. Specifically, Leffell discusses what the law is doing to change the practice patterns, mindset, and status of American doctors. He also muses about the impact these changes will have on patient care. Read the article here.

As Leffell observes, doctors are now facing an increasingly burdensome set of regulations as they prepare for the onset of ObamaCare in 2014.… Read the rest

Spike in Tucson Home Invasions: Are You Prepared?

March 9th, 2012 By Steven Knope, MD

Over the past several months, I’ve been approached by several patients with concerns about their personal safety and the safety of their family members. Why, might you ask, would your doctor weigh in on this issue?  Throughout history, many doctors have been martial artists.  As some of you know, I have more than a passing interest in self-defense. I’ve spent thousands of hours studying this discipline.  I hold a 3rd degree black belt in Kenpo Karate, I’ve studied knife fighting with Master Tom Sotis and I continue to train in tactical defense at Gunsite, the country’s premier private firearms training facility in Prescott, Arizona.… Read the rest