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Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)

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Westby G.  Fisher, MD, FACC

Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.

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More Changes Are Coming to MOC!
Today in Medscape, we learn that even more changes are coming to MOC. The simple answer to the "will physicians get relief" is, of course, no. Here's the comment I left, just in case it does not get published, that explains why they won't get relie...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Churning Pseudoscience
Recently, two papers published by authors at the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) appeared in the mainstream medical literature that purported to provide evidence to the value of their Maintenance of Certification program. The first was "A...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Recap: Dr. Wes Goes to 2018 AMA Annual Meeting
It was a rainy day in Chicago.  I elected to take the commuter train downtown to avoid the traffic well before my scheduled presentation for the PA Medical Society at 9AM. After leaving the Ogilvie Train Station, I walked to the cab station to hail a...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Monday, June 11, 2018

Everybody Knows a Frank
Frank is one of the smartest people in his cardiology division. He's bright, congenial, and capable of citing the latest clinical trial on the best imaging study to detect hibernating myocardium. He loves learning. Frank is the guy you used to confid...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Before You Pay Your $155 to ABIM (or Any Other ABMS Member Board)
This past week, the American Board of Internal Medicine sent this reminder to all ABIM Board-certified diplomates participating in Maintenance of Certification (MOC™) (thanks @jtsaxon for sending this): Before paying this fee, please take a mome...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Sunday, June 3, 2018

US Board Certification Survey Results to Be Presented at the June AMA Meeting
The largest independent voluntary survey of US physicians on the topic of US Board Certification (and continuous certification) will be presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on June 11, 2018, ...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Saturday, June 2, 2018

UCSF's Embarrassing Appointment
It seems some people can't help themselves. They have to tow the party line. You scratch my back, I scratch yours. Imagine Christine Cassel, MD, self-proclaimed "bioethics" queen extraordinaire,  and former President and CEO of the American Board ...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Friday, June 1, 2018

Your Dollars At Work
American Society of Clinical Pathologists' (ASCP) Choosing Wisely® campaign needed nominations yesterday. Here were two of the top nominations made on Twitter: I'd like to nominate Elizabeth Holmes. #choosingwisely— Wbond (@M...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Friday, June 1, 2018

Enough is Enough
It is 8:30PM CST on the 23rd of May, 2018. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has still not posted their financials from fiscal year 2017, due May 15th, 2018 after an extension is granted by the Internal Revenue Service, on their websit...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Earning MOC™ Points: A Self-Paid Advertorial
As a follow-up of my earlier post on the American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification™(MOC™) program's tax on medical education, I was sent the "approved" responses of two different physicians that were required to answe...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Saturday, May 19, 2018

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