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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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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


Two Surveys: US Physician and Surgeon Perspectives on ABMS Board Certification
At the beginning of this year, Practicing Physicians of America (PPA), a 501c6 physician membership organization (with whom I serve as an unpaid board member),  collected results of a voluntary survey via social media channels on ABMS physician and s...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Sunday, August 26, 2018


How Practicing Physicians Can Double Their Money
From now until we reach our contribution goal, an anonymous donor(s) has/have graciously stepped up to match, dollar-for-dollar, physicians' contributions to Practicing Physicians of America's GoFundMe page to fund the litigation factual and legal in...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Saturday, August 25, 2018


MOC's Greatest Lesson
Yesterday, I read with interest the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists widely circulated piece authored by Lucia DiVenere, MA entitled, "MOC: ACOG's role in developing a solution to the heated controversy" published in the August iss...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018



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