Magnifying the Physicians Voice

Practicing Physicians of America Blog

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…
Read more

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,…
Read more

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…
Read more

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,…
Read more

PPA Joins Patients in Harrisburg to Advocate for Access to Meds

Marion Mass, M.D. asks lawmakers to “roll up their sleeves” and work with physicians on behalf of patients Non medical switching happens when a patient is changed to a different medication because the PBM-imposed formularies, the drugs that are covered by insurers have changed. On Feb 18, 2020, PPA’s Marion Mass, MD stood beside patient…
Read more