| Political Talk|| re: The Obama administration wants to dramatically change how doctors are paid - pngtiger on 1/27/15 at 11:06 am|
[quote]They already do this by charging private insurance more to offset the money they lose on Medicare/Medicaid patients[/quote]
Yeah, this is a stupid and incorrect point many people make. First, each hospital and doctor signs a contract with all insurance companies. In this contract it enumer...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama Will Veto Legislation Restoring The 40-Hour Work Week - pngtiger on 1/15/15 at 9:43 pm|
[quote] In 2013 Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa[/quote]
Is this article real? Cause, I thought he was dead?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Vitamins: Do you think they help a lot? What do you take? - pngtiger on 1/3/15 at 8:35 pm|
In med school, talking vitamins and such, someone asks the professor if he takes vitamins. Professors says yes. Guy asks, "well then, you must believe in them". Professor says not at all, it just makes your pee expensive. Guy asks why he takes them. Professor says, my wife buys them, so I do it to f...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Movies based on books: What is the worst adaptation ever? - pngtiger on 12/27/14 at 3:40 pm|
Movie not even close to the book. Every time I see that movie, it irritates me to say that it's based off the book.
And atlas shrugged. I know its difficult to condense a book that size into 2 hours, but there is so much that gets left out. Like, the animosity between D...
| O-T Lounge|| re: It's time for another OT history trivia thread - pngtiger on 12/22/14 at 4:40 pm|
[quote]3. What's that thing that's sticking out the bottom and what purpose did it serve?[/quote]
| Tiger Rant|| re: Tiger Stadium - those Ole Miss and Bama games were such fun atmospheres - pngtiger on 12/21/14 at 9:29 pm|
The Ole Miss game was electric. Both before and during. The Bama game not so much. I felt like every time the crowd got going, there would be a long timeout that would kill the energy. ...
| Political Talk|| re: The People's republic of Vermont has thrown single payer into the trash heap - pngtiger on 12/19/14 at 10:51 pm|
[quote]Single payer would require taking all the money currently paid to insurers and turning it in as tax money. You can't have single payer at the same time you have employer paid health insurance.[/quote]
What would you rather: Single payer, and thus single option, or insurance companies, wher...
| Political Talk|| re: The People's republic of Vermont has thrown single payer into the trash heap - pngtiger on 12/19/14 at 10:41 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Genitofemoral Nerve Block--OT Docs halp! - pngtiger on 12/16/14 at 7:50 pm|
[quote]1). What kind of anesthesia am I looking at getting for this procedure, and due to a debilitating fear of needles, can general anesthesia be requested or applied without negative impact to the procedure? [/quote]
They'll probably do this under ultrasound guidance. I do them in the office, ...
| Political Talk|| re: 2014 has seen a large spike in the % of people delaying medical care due to cost - pngtiger on 12/6/14 at 7:43 pm|
Re: free preventative care - they say that but it isn't true. For instance, before the ACA, a screening colonoscopy was 100% covered by insurance, no matter what is found in the exam. Now, you can be scheduled for a screening, but if anything other than looking is done (like biopsies), it becomes di...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Keystone pipeline bill passes -is this a big deal for Louisiana - pngtiger on 11/14/14 at 4:25 pm|
[quote]Cassidy is a Johnny come lately on this. They only named it after Lurch to try to help his election.[/quote]
So, the House bill that HE introduced, which they voted on, only got his name because of the reelection? ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: LSU med students, advice needed - pngtiger on 11/13/14 at 7:55 pm|
I went to Shreveport, reluctantly, and liked it. I interviewed up there just because, even moved to New Orleans thinking I was going there.
I grew up near New Orleans, so for me, heading to Shreveport lead to less distractions. Not because of the night life, but because I knew friend...
| Political Talk|| re: "Obamacare is a path to single payer." - pngtiger on 10/10/14 at 11:54 pm|
[quote]In single payer, you don't have that option and you are stuck waiting 27 hours in the ER or waiting 9 months to start breast cancer treatment. But didn't we have people doing that already before Obamacare ?[/quote]
I don't know about PCPs, but it's very easy to get treatment for breast c...
| Political Talk|| re: "Free" Obamacare Birth Control actually can cost $9000.00 - Slams Patients! - pngtiger on 10/10/14 at 11:44 pm|
[quote]how is this Obamacare's fault, It paid for her surgery yet the anesthesiologist, the pharmacy and the hospital raked the chick over the coals at uninsured (and I might add immoral and probably illegal) prices. Why dont you point your ridiculous commentary at the hospital, the anesthesiologi...
| Tiger Rant|| re: What was your favorite "cameo" in Tiger Stadium? - pngtiger on 7/28/14 at 5:01 pm|
[quote]Derrick Jeter at last year's A&M game.[/quote]
yeah, he was there with C.C Sabathia and a few other guys for someone's bachelor party. The guy wanted to do New Orleans for his Bachelor party, and they came to the game Saturday. A few of the guys from Duck Dynasty came up and visited with t...
| Political Talk|| re: Had a fascinating reply on Facebook to the $15 min wage - pngtiger on 6/9/14 at 11:15 am|
[quote]$250 deposit on colonoscopies[/quote]
Damn, that's pretty much how much we get paid now to do colons.
My staff does call ahead, the day before, to confirm all appointments. And if someone no shows they call again.
Oh, and thanks for the info. And thanks for putting up the good figh...
| Political Talk|| re: Had a fascinating reply on Facebook to the $15 min wage - pngtiger on 6/8/14 at 10:48 pm|
[quote]From calling in meds to filling out medical leave forms. We are charging for these services now.[/quote]
How much you charge for these things? FMLA and no shows? I didn't think about charging for calling in scripts. Should do that, especially since 95% of what I write is pain meds. I also ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Yellow Cab manager "Uber service would threaten cab companies, passenger safety" - pngtiger on 6/6/14 at 3:13 pm|
Recently had my first experience with Uber in Baltimore, and it's also in Atlanta. It was great and easy. No need to carry cash. It's mostly done through the app on your phone. The cars are nice and clean, the drivers courteous and prompt, and you feel like you don't feel like you're in a cab.
| O-T Lounge|| re: New Miss. River Bridge @ BR - First Steps Taken - pngtiger on 5/19/14 at 9:25 pm|
[quote]I am convinced that the primary federal priority for infrastructure should be to widen I-10 to 3 lanes in each direction in its entirety[/quote]
Completely agree. I drive 75 a lot now. Except for a short area around Macon, it's at least 3 lanes for my 2 hour drive to Atlanta. So much bette...
| O-T Lounge|| re: CDaniel76's weightloss tracking thread - *** 7 Month Update in OP *** - pngtiger on 5/4/14 at 10:04 pm|
Good luck man. It is a life changing experience. Most of the ones I did in residency went home off diabetes and blood pressure meds. It changed things that quickly.
I will also say, I'm glad you picked the sleeve. The band is useless and can be easily beat, same with the gastric bypass. The bypas...