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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.

Categories: Health/Fitness/Medical | Physician Blogs


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Ending MOC Nationwide
Continuing education for physicians is important (and we've been doing it all our lives on our own), but when working physicians' right to care for their patients is threatened by unaccountable non-profit testing organizations that have serious undis...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Tuesday, November 6, 2018


MOC as Physician Stick and Carrot
Remember when the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC®) was sold to physicians by our specialty societies and ABMS member boards as a "pathway to know that they are staying current in the medical knowledge t...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Saturday, October 27, 2018


The Fallacy of dEthics
Meet dHealth (video). dHealth is digital, algorithmic, group-based health care delivery using blockchain technology. Who are the dHealth promotors and visionaries? The exact same ones who lead the ABIM and ABIM Foundation in 1999 when it set out to...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Sunday, October 21, 2018


The MOC Fight
From Medical Economics: "Physicians are pushing legislation on the state level because they don't trust the ABMS [American Board of Medical Specialties] and its financial conflicts of interest," says Paul Mathew, MD, a volunteer board member of the ...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Sunday, October 7, 2018


For Whom MOC Tolls
He saw me in the hall between cases and our eyes connected, however briefly. I probably looked a bit tired, hair askew, and rushed after a long ablation case as I scurried to grab a quick bite to eat before my next case started. He was one of our bes...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Friday, October 5, 2018


ABMS and ABU Spin on DOJ Letter
Board certification of US physicians continued on its path of deceptive and misleading propaganda following the Department of Justice's (DOJ) letter issued on behalf of a request by the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS) in its effort ...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Resident Recall - "Cheating" or Part of Free Speech?
Read the opinion piece referenced below carefully. It discusses the widespread use of "resident recall" to study for the American Board of Radiology's board certification examinations by both residents AND faculty/senior physicians: https://pubs.rsn...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Sunday, September 16, 2018


When the Walls Start Crumbling Down
From the Department of Justice via the NBPAS website: 'The DOJ explained that the ABMS Program on MOC may have the effect of "harming competition and increasing the cost of healthcare services to customers." ABMS may do so "by imposing overly burden...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Friday, September 14, 2018


Thank You, Colleagues
I would be remiss if I did not thank my friends and colleagues nationwide who contributed to our GoFundMe page to initiate our pre-litigation investigation of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation. While I was upgrading a DD...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Friday, September 7, 2018


Video: 7007 US Physicians Weigh In on US Board Certification
From January through March 2018, a voluntary Internet-based survey of US physicians and surgeons was conducted by Practicing Physicians of America concerning ABMS Board Certification. 7007 completed surveys were available for analysis. Here is a brie...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Thursday, September 6, 2018



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