This is a different kind of post than my usual, but hopefully you will find some value in it.
First, I bring you my top medical news this week:
- Originally posted by Dr. Adare Robinson “My ortho husband (William) and his co-resident (Elvis Francois) sharing their God-given talents last weekend on call. Can’t tell you how many smiling patients crowded around. Proud of them for working hard and lifting spirits! Hope this makes you smile today!
Original song “Alright” by Mike Yung.
STAT NEWS; Regarding 23andMe at home testing for breast cancer.
Unfortunately, so many problems here. First, it will lull patients who are told they don’t have the breast cancer mutation into a false sense of security since only 3 (out of 1000+BRCA1/2 mutations) are assessed. Second, even if they are shown to have one of the tested mutations, “The agency therefore warned that individuals and their physicians should not use the test results to make decisions about treatments, including prophylactic removal of the breasts or ovaries. That should be based on more extensive testing.” So, you can’t rely on it anyway and are insurance companies gong to cover expensive follow up testing and counseling because a patient’s take home genetic test told them it could be a possibility? Patients should be very wary of this type of take home testing.
Incredible scientific advancements but with caveats.”Uterus transplants are still experimental…Like other infertility treatments, it’s unclear if insurance companies will cover the procedure”
Absolutely heartbreaking for the families involved.
FINALLY, I didn’t want my reader to miss out if they had been contemplating the White Coat Investor (WCI) Online Financial Course for doctors but have not yet acted. In conjunction with Match Day (March 16th), there is actually a special promotion for OB DOCTOR MOM readers.
As I have mentioned previously, I am an affiliate partner to Dr. Dahle’s “White Coat Investor site”.
If you are interested, the course will be discounted 15% ($425 instead of $499) but you have to use the link from my site to get the discount.
(apply the code MATCHDAY18 after you select button to “buy the course for $499”).
If you missed my original post, you can read more about the course (and what I thought about it) in the link on my review of the course: Why Physicians Make Big Financial Mistakes….and Should They be “Firing Their Financial Advisor”?
or if you want the direct link to buy the course, click here: Should You Fire Your Financial Advisor?
This will only run from March 14-18th. This will not be offered on his site, you actually have to go through one of my links to get the discount applied.
I hope this is a helpful discount to you, especially if you are a newly matched resident- congrats!