transparency

AP News: Who Pays Your Doc?

Matthew Perrone’s piece in AP News mentions Who’s My Doctor, and quotes Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Stephen Smith, members of the WMD.

AP News. Who Pays Your Doctor? Coming to a Site Near You. July 9th, 2014.
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In Favor of Transparency

From Leah Binder, President/CEO of the Leapfrog Group: “…Transparency is becoming a nonnegotiable component of ethical clinical practice…” Read More...

Who's My Doctor, on NPR!

Our story on NPR, and a wonderful endorsement: “Who can be against transparency? Surely not physicians. Our job is to treat, heal, and provide succor to our patients. Is there disagreement here? If we have interests, limitations, or preoccupations that would compromise or confuse that mission, shouldn’t we disclose that? As a patient (which we all are), I would hope so.” Read More...

To the Doctors: A Response (Part 2)

“All of this information is irrelevant to patients. It’s not their business, and I wouldn’t want to know this about my doctor.”

Who’s My Doctor comes under fire from doctors who are not thrilled with the concept of transparency. Here is part 2 of my responses. Read More...

When Not Knowing Price Costs Lives

Optometrist Dr. Ali Khoshnevis talks about what happens when people are literally priced out of life-saving medications--when in fact they could have found cheaper alternatives right down the block. Another important take on the importance of transparency. Read More...

Trust First

Guest blog by internist physician Dr. Aaron Stupple, about trust and why he signed on as a founding member of Who’s My Doctor.

“In the busy life of medicine, establishing trust is hard. The forces that inform our priorities as physicians are often subtle…..” Read More...

To the Doctors: A Response (Part 1)

“Doctors need drug companies. We’re not influenced by them. They just pay for lunches, and I need to eat. Bedsides, it’s not my patients’ business what I do.”

Who’s My Doctor comes under fire from doctors who are not thrilled with the concept of transparency. Here is part 1 of my responses. Read More...