The answer to this question has long been considered to be, "yes" and for what seem to be logical reasons related to the nature of chronic pain. But, where's the science to support the belief?

Pamela Wible, MD

Can a medical practice survive without taking Medicare? Many are being forced to try. Here, one family physician lists her reasons for walking away.

Pamela Wible, MD, is a family physician in solo practice in Oregon. She accepts most insurance plans. But, to protect herself, her practice, and her patients, she is very clear on what type of contract she will not sign.

Here, 12 reasons why physicians could use a little TLC. Tell us how many ring true for you.

Three new opioid analgesics that purport to offer benefits that current products lack come with marketing messages that ring both contradictory and redundant.

This 20-year veteran of family medicine says she believes patients want professional closeness, not professional distance. She believes closeness can be done appropriately—and that it should be done.

A family physician talks honestly about the stress and the deep feelings of failure that pile up as she tries, day after day, to meet her clinic's demand to pack more sick patients into 15-minute appointments.


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