Specialty: Internal Medicine Subspecialty: Interventional Cardiology Clinic Address & Schedule: Philippine Heart Center Room 501, Medical Arts Building, East Avenue, Quezon City Philippines Phone: (02) 925 2401 local 3521 Schedule: Tue: 9:00AM – 12:00PM Wed: 9:00AM – 12:00PM Thu: 9:00AM – 12:00PM Cardinal Santos Medical Center Room 101, Medical Arts Building, Wilson Street, San Juan Philippines Phone: (02) 727 0001 local 2101 Schedule: Mon: 1:30PM – 3:30PM Wed: 1:30PM – 3:30PM Fri: 1:30PM – 3:30PM Bernardino General Hospital II Out Patient Department, Zabarte Rd., Olympus, Novaliches, Quezon City Philippines Schedule: Mon: 9:00AM – 12:00PM Fri: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Marianne Collado, MD
Stupid Guideline Tricks: Am I Fat Enough, Yet?
Thinking is hard work. This is why so few people bother. At least voluntarily. So whenever it seems like the threat of brainwork looms in modern American medicine, we can thank our lucky stars for the geniuses behind healthcare “reform” and guidelines of care. This comes up as a result of a conversation that I had with a patient the other day. A pleasant, obese gentleman. He had been struggling with his weight and Type II diabetes for some time, and there were now some early indications of some potentially serious long-term complications. He mentioned to me that he was » » » [Read more]
Why Don't Patients Take Their Meds
A good chunk of every medical visit is spent writing prescriptions. Before we had an electronic medical record, this was often an arduous task, leading to serious writer’s cramp. Now the computer makes it easier on the doctor, but it doesn’t seem to have much effect on the patient. An article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine highlighted what most doctors have suspected all along, that a good chunk for these beautifully printed, fully legible prescriptions never make it to the drug store to be converted into actual pills. The study utilized an electronic system to trace nearly 200,000 » » » [Read more]