Transparency - A Case of Poor Judgment?

Transparency - A Case of Poor Judgment?

We've all heard of the saying "sunlight is the best disinfectant." But in real life, transparency is hard to find, especially in our line of work. I'll give you an example - I perform interventional procedures on a daily basis, yet I have zero clue how much the materials, staff, and room time cost, how much gets charged to the patient and how much the hospital and practice get reimbursed. I'm frustrated by the lack of transparency in so many things in life, so I try to be transparent with you on FPMD. But a recent experience caused me to question - have I made a mistake?

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Future Proof Docs - Sarel Gaur MD

Future Proof Docs - Sarel Gaur MD

Welcome to another installment in the Future Proof Docs series. As a reminder, this is a series of posts highlighting physicians who excel at something outside of medicine and care enough to share their passions with us.  Today I want to introduce Sarel Gaur MD - a fellow interventional radiologist and creator of the online video radiology residency concept. I hope you will enjoy this Q&A.

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DEAL: Costco Gold Membership + $20 Gift Card + $25 off $250 coupon for $60

DEAL: Costco Gold Membership + $20 Gift Card + $25 off $250 coupon for $60

If you've been waiting for the perfect opportunity join the 90 million plus of Costco members, this is a great deal. Get a $20 Costco cash card and a coupon for $25 off $250 on Costco.com when you purchase a Costco membership activation certificate for $60. Want to join as an Executive member? Just purchase 2 membership activation certificates. Offer expires 2/18/2018.

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This Isn't Goodbye, But...

This Isn't Goodbye, But...

Here's something crazy - FPMD turns 3 tomorrow! It still feels like yesterday when I pressed the "Publish" button on FPMD's very first post. In the 3 years of running FPMD, this is perhaps the most difficult post for me to write. I can spend thousands and thousands of words on explaining why I'm taking a step back from blogging. But let's see if I can do it in the traditional FPMD way - brief but informative.

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Doximity App Feedback

Doximity App Feedback

Some FPMD readers know that I'm currently a 2017-2018 Doximity Fellow. As a Doximity Fellow, part of my job is to help improve the Doximity app for the 70% of U.S. physicians who use it. If you don’t have the app yet, please consider downloading it and providing feedback. Download the app here (it’s FREE!) and please answer the following questions:

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FPMD Thoughts on the Cryptocurrency Craze

FPMD Thoughts on the Cryptocurrency Craze

I'm going to preface this post by saying - "I'm no expert in neither cryptography nor currency." But given the recent media hype and the increasing number of people who seek me out specifically to talk about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, I thought I would share my random thoughts on the cryptocurrency craze.

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Net Worth Update (December 2017)

Net Worth Update (December 2017)

My apologies for the delay in posting over the holidays. Welcome to the December 2017 edition of the FPMD Net Worth Update - a quarterly post where I put my money where my mouth is and tell you all about how I manage my finances.  Over time, it has become the most popular series on FPMD.  I talk the talk, but do I walk the walk?  You be the judge.  Here is what I've been up to for the last 3 months.

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