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  • To Cut Cost of Medical Care, Pay Doctors More!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 27, 2014 | 7:13 pm

    Sorry Medicare.  You’ve got it wrong!

    Overwhelmingly, doctors’ reimbursement has been the target of government programs and insurance companies.  The idea underlying this movement has been, pay doctors less and curtail their incentive to see patients and the cost of medical care...

  • Twenty-One Topics Your Doctor Doesn’t Want to Discuss with You!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 12, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    1. I just signed up for Obamacare. Can you write off the $2000 deductible? Can you accept insurance only?

    2. I did a Google search and I strongly disagree with your treatment.

    3. I subscribe to a letter that comes from Harvard which says Statins are poison. Can you read it and...

  • My Patient, The Terrorist!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    February 18, 2014 | 5:24 pm

    A 52 year old diabetic man was urgently referred to me for cardiac clearance because of an abnormal electrocardiogram.  He had fractured his shoulder in a motorcycle accident and needed emergency surgery.

    We took him in promptly as a walk-in patient.  After the consultation, I...

  • My Concierge Doctor Fired Me!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    February 18, 2014 | 8:39 am

    Nothing cuts the cord between the doctor and her patient like the mention of money!  Yet, doctors all over the country are rushing to become “concierge physicians.”  For an annual retainer, enhanced care and access is afforded  to the patient.  The more you pay, the closer you can...

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  • Groups offer hope and support for advanced breast cancer patients

    By Francesca Lunzer Kritz

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ever since Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards, announced that her breast cancer had recurred and was treatable, but not curable, breast cancer organizations have been fielding questions from women -- both from cancer patients and from women...
  • Jewish Groups Stay Silent on Union Vote

    By Mike Levy

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A showdown between Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and hundreds of its registered nurses over unionizaton will come to head after three days of balloting ending Friday, Dec. 13.

    The hospital has strongly opposed the registered nurses push to be represented by the California Nurses...