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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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On Trust
Elizabeth A. McGlynn, PhD, immediate past chair of the ABIM Foundation and Vice President for Kaiser Permanente Research and Executive Director of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research (CESR) with Richard Baron, MD, Presi...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Saturday, August 11, 2018


Moving Mountains By Example: Doctor Inspires Others to Fund Anti-MOC Legal Effort
In a reaffirming gesture of solidarity, San Francisco cardiologist Michel Accad, MD has offered to supply an electronic copy of his book "Moving Mountains: A Socratic Challenge to the Theory and Practice of Population Medicine" (seen on Amazon) free ...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Federation of State Licensing Boards Attempts to Legislate Away Liability
In a press release, the Federation of State Licensing Boards (FSMB) announced their support of the "Occupational Licensing Board Antitrust Damages Relief and Reform Act of 2018 (H.R. 6515)," introduced by Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) and co-sponsored by ...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Sunday, August 5, 2018


Federation of State Medical Boards Attempts to Legislate Away Liability
In a press release, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) announced their support of the "Occupational Licensing Board Antitrust Damages Relief and Reform Act of 2018 (H.R. 6515)," introduced by Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) and co-sponsored by Re...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Sunday, August 5, 2018


The ABIM Has Lost Their Marbles
From the institution that secretly funded itself with ABIM diplomate fees to the tune of over $78 million that culminated in the purchase of a $2.3 luxury condominium for itself complete with a Mercedes S class town car, and offshored funds to the Ca...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Saturday, July 28, 2018


Board Certification: From Marketing Accolade to False Idol
I'm Board certified. So is Carmen A. Puliafito, MD. So is Farid Fata, MD. So are plenty of other Medscape "Best and Worst" physicians from 2012-2016. So what is "Board certification?" Truth be known, it is little more than a marketing accolade. ...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Wednesday, July 25, 2018


US Physician ABMS Board Certification: From Voluntary to Mandatory
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is very careful to claim their version of "Board certification" is a "voluntary process," otherwise, this Chicago-based non-profit 501(c)(6) organization might be accused of anti-trust behavior. "ABMS...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018


A Critical Review of the ABIM Knowledge Check-In Program
This video is a first attempt at something new. I look forward to your thoughts. (Yes, as always, the comments are open). As a professional physician who has devoted his whole life to helping others, the introduction of the American Board of Int...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Friday, June 29, 2018


Rent-Seeking: ABIM Shows Us How It's Done
The new ABIM fee schedule was published online for 2018, and physicians should pay attention. Like the classic shell game played by a New York street hustler, there are lots of hand motions and movements in the new cartoon video produced by the ABIM ...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Monday, June 25, 2018


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



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