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Repairing a Broken Supply Chain: Scrubs vs. Suits – the Battle Inside the Nation’s Hospitals – Part 3 of 3

subtitle: Bomb the Safe Harbor for Legalized Kickbacks Marion Mass, M.D., PPA co-founder In our first instalment of “Scrubs vs. Suits – the Battle Inside the Nation’s Hospitals,” we placed before the reader the existence of two classes in American medicine: on one hand, the scrubs, the physicians and bedside nurses trained to take care of patients; and on the other,…
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Meet the GPOs: Scrubs vs. Suits – the Battle Inside the Nations’ Hospitals – Part 2

by Marion Mass, M.D., PPA co-founder In Part 2 of this three-part blog entry, I continue putting a spotlight on some “suits” (executives) in America’s corporate healthcare complex.   [A DISCLAIMER: Not every “suit” is a villain. Without question, there are gems among them. Curing what ails the American system of healthcare will be impossible without…
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Champions of Excellent Medical Care

Marion Mass, M.D., Practicing Physicians of America, co-founder Over twenty years ago, I was a fresh new attending, barely out of residency when called to the ER at three am to admit a patient with gastro and dehydration. I found a two -year old little girl, whose family spoke almost no English. She looked uncomfortable,…
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Scrubs vs. Suits — the Battle Inside the Nations’ Hospitals (Part 1)

Marion Mass, M.D.,  PPA co-founder The headline to a news article dated March 25 on a recent Gallup poll was “Coronavirus Response: Hospitals Rated Best,  News Media Worst.”   The public’s low opinion of much of the news media is no surprise.  In polls, journalists have managed to work their way into a special zone…
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No time to rest, Practicing Physicians! In the middle of COVID19 battle, we must take back medicine for patients first!!

Marion Mass, M.D. PPA co-founder Patients… it’s always been about you!!! The physicians that are putting themselves in the line of #covid19 🦠fire, are here for you and working alongside bedside nurses, respiratory therapists and every hospital personnel in scrubs. High time we were all a #stewardofmedicine! 👩🏾‍⚕️👨‍⚕️🧬 Were you there when the battle cry,…
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