Understanding Healthcare: a historical perspective

Understanding Healthcare: a historical perspective

by Kenneth A. Fisher


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997151121
Publisher: Freedom in Health Care
Publication date: 03/20/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 868,355
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Dr. Fisher graduated from Tufts University in 1962 majoring in chemical engineering, and with distinction from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1968 having been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society in his third year. He was a resident, and then chief resident in Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and a fellow in Kidney Diseases at Yale University, finishing training in 1974. He was employed at a number of teaching medical centers throughout his career. He has been an insulin-requiring diabetic since 1963.

Dr. Fisher has been the program director for two internal medicine residencies and two nephrology fellowships and has published several scientific papers on nephrology along with many articles and a chapter regarding health policy. Dr. Fisher was also a consultant nephrologist in Kalamazoo MI and the Medical Director for the Free Clinic in Kalamazoo from 2007 till its closing in 2010. He is the author of "In Defiance of Death: Exposing the Real Costs of End-of-Life Care", Praeger, Westport, Connecticut, 2008, and "The Ten Questions Walter Cronkite Would Have Asked About Health Care Reform", (2011) a free e-book available at: http://www.free-ebooks.net/ebook/The-Ten-Questions-Walter-Cronkite-Would-Have-Asked-About-Health-Care-Reform.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Beginnings of Modern Science and the Value of the Common Man

Chapter 2: Foundations of Modern Medicine: Advances in the 19th Century

Chapter 3: Early Years of U.S. Medicine & Founding the American Medical Association

Chapter 4: The Journey of the "Regulars" to Control Medical Practice Through Licensure

Chapter 5: Major AMA Accomplishments Early 20th Century

Chapter 6: Issues of Access & Insurance 1913-1964: the AMA Fails to Lead

Chapter 7: AMA's Greatest Fear: Government Controlled Bureaucratic Medicine Comes to Fruition

Chapter 8: The Ill-Fated 1997 Medicare Physician Payment Adjustment, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)

Chapter 9: Misguided Good Intensions, the HITECH Act and the PPACA

Chapter 10: The Next Step - a voluntary solution - Freedom in Healthcare

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