Rising Medical Complexity leads to COD’s (Cash Only Doctors)

A small but growing group of doctors Are foregoing health insurance all together. With rising cost of paper and complexities in dealing and complying with insurance companies many doctors are accepting cash only from patients. COD practices are growing steadily but are unlikely to replace Insurance Policy physicians anytime soon. Patients seem to like the simplicity of having a set rate for a doctors visit. $ 50 for a check…

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What is the True Cost of Healthcare ?

Many people say that there is not  problem with access to care in the United States there is a problem with the cost of care. The cost of care in America has grown an exponential rate over the last 25 years. Healthcare is projected to be 17.6% of National GDP by 2009.  Americans will spend 2.5 trillion dollars in healthcare cost  in 2009, which is about $8,160 dollars per resident….

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ITP Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

ITP or Thrombocytopenic is a medical condition for low platelet count. The idiopathic portion means that the causation is not known. The purpura regfers to pin prick bleeding under the surface of skin, which is a symptom of  ITP. Idiopathic means immune, or immune thromboctopenic purpura (ITP) antibodies covers the surface of the blood platelets. This destroys the blood platelets and causes their levels to drop. There are two types of ITP:…

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