About this time last year I laid my head on my dad’s chest as he took his last breath. It was challenging for me. This incredible man was gone. My mind began to wonder… Where did he go? When will he be back? Dad was a unique breed of medical doctor. He was a board certified family physician and board . . .
Transparency in Medicine: Know the Costs
The other day, a friend of mine—a middle-aged, working, middle-class American—smiled as he told me about an experience he had while purchasing his prescription. He told me that, for years, he had paid his customary $15 co-pay when picking up this prescription. However, due to skyrocketing health insurance premiums, he was forced to change health insurance plans. He ultimately switched . . .
What Pictures are Hanging on Your Wall?
The dinner conversation had begun around our table. My wife and I mentioned to our girls that that their uncles had both bought brand new Porsche sports cars. I felt like crawling under the table as I looked painfully out our front window to see my Ford F-150 with 229,000 miles and a large missing paint spot resting in our . . .
Parachutes and Needles
Last year, some friends and I huddled together for a final picture before we boarded an aircraft. We planned to take a plunge into the air, thousands of feet above the surface of the earth. Why? I wondered, myself. Later, I asked my friends why they did it. Paul responded, “I went skydiving for the thrill.” Joni said, “I chose . . .
Do you know how to Dance?
Last issue, I wrote an article entitled “House Calls.” The article included a picture of my dad’s old medical bag. Dad’s bag holds its sacred position in my office next to a sculpture of a medicine man. The two objects on display could be conceived as polar opposites. Eastern versus Western methods of health care. Recently, Saint George has seen . . .
Harvard Business School: Alive & Well “Inspired HealthCARE”
Hello Harvard Business school and fellow entrepreneurs. I am excited to share this message. In preparing for this article, I thought about the things that have helped form me into who I am today. One of the events that helped form me is the Iron Man Triathlon. Now, I am not a particularly great athlete, but I was intrigued by . . .