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1/ It’s been a week.

It’s well into Friday evening & I just got off the phone with a patient who had urgent radiology results. This was after spending > 40 min on the phone w another patient discussing the same this afternoon.

(18 more to come; stick with me.)
2/ I only got 2 items on today’s long “to do” list done — but that’s on me. I was finally able to sit down for a couple hours uninterrupted and dig deep into a few patient cases from the week.

(And I “don’t work” on Fridays.)
3/ As I hung up the phone, I reflected on how #directprimarycare has enabled me to get to the heart of medicine & the doctor-patient relationship.

During that call, my patient’s spouse broke down and — through sobs — simply said: “Thanks for being so kind.”
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This is one of the best opinion pieces That truly highlights the need for education about putting insurance in it's proper place and educating people on what options are available to help them save money on their healthcare. By @DavidBalatHC

thehill.com/opinion/health…
High Deductible Health Plans HDHP are only a bad thing when a person is uninformed about other more affordable options to pair them with. The $3800 bill could have been avoided by using services such as @GreenImagingTx The imaging could gave cost as low as $250
The example used in the article lives on Broomall, PA which is less than an hour fron the closest @GreenImagingTx center in Salem, NJ so it could have cost the price of the MRI and a tank of gas. Which would be maybe another $30-40 topping off at $290

Hypothetical situation
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Thread. The Data Protection Commissioner is before the Justice Committee right now and we expect the committee will be raising the #PublicServicesCard and the DPC’s investigation into it. Tune in here to watch: oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-…
While waiting for the public session, I'll congratulate @thekhrc for their Moday win when Kenya’s high court suspended the mandatory roll out of NIIMS. The #NIIMSCase deals with a national identity registration system with parallel data protection concerns to the #PSC @INCLOnet
For those hoping to understand identity systems more generally, @privacyint has a handy three part explainer: privacyinternational.org/explainer/2669…
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Another true #DPC for the win story... Friday morning I saw a @MMMedCare patient at a school event. “I’m so glad to see you as I need to talk to you about my 5yo. For a month he has been complaining of increased thirst, so I checked his blood sugar an hour ago & it was 289!” 1/?
Child has no history of #diabetes & generally is in good health. Only other sxs -increased hunger & bed wetting. No vomiting, no confusion. Mom had checked own BS & a siblings & both were normal so it was unlikely machine error. Normally new, random BS of 289 =trip to ER
#DPC 2/?
We were at school to watch our children in a performance & her son appeared well. Still with a blood sugar of 289 after fasting all night, I knew he needed immediate follow-up so I said I should see him right after. As we left school his only complaint was “I’m hungry” #DPC 3/?
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