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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 Bizarre Week of Pro-MOC Activities
"ABIM is disappointed to learn of a lawsuit filed on behalf of four diplomates. The organization will vigorously defend itself, recognizing that doing so will consume resources far better dedicated to continuous improvement of its programs."- ABIM bl...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Grandfathers, Lattes, and the ACC's CMP Pathway
Drs. Kovacs (L), Fisher (C), and Marine (R) discuss MOC and the ACC/HRS Collaborative Maintenance Pathway (CMP) at the Heart Rhythm Society's 40th Scientific Sessions As I head back to Chicago today, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on my exper...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Friday, May 10, 2019

HRS Scientific Sessions 2019: Science or Story-Telling?
I had just left the Opening Plenary Session at the 2019 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Scientific Sessions in San Francisco and was sitting my cup of coffee when he approached me. "So, what did you think?" I wasn't really sure how I should respond, so ...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Physician Plaintiffs Counter ABIM's Motion to Dismiss
Following the Dec 6 2018 filing of a class action antitrust lawsuit against the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) by four internal medicine physicians (that was later amended to include fraud, RICO and unjust enrichment claims), the ABIM fi...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Powerful Counterrevolutionaries
There's an amazing thread developing on Doug Farango's Authentic Medicine blog post titled "The AAFP Loves the ABFM and Sleeps Right Alone Side Them." It started with Elizabeth Baxley's "Fact Check" comment suggesting the Family Medicine Certificatio...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Physicians Are Eagles Who Believe They Are Chickens
Chicken or Eagle? Image by Wes Fisher MD (Click to enlarge) There are 800,000 physicians in America and more than 80% believe the Maintenance of Certification process, known as MOC, has no clinical value for patients. For the first time in the hist...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Friday, April 12, 2019

Schulman: End This Maddening Waste of Time for Rhode Island Doctors
From an opinion piece published earlier by internist Howard Schulman, MD in the Rhode Island Providence Journal: "I am writing to give the physicians' perspective on bill H5247/S301 that gives physicians a choice, by medical staff vote, on "maintenan...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

What Do Working Cardiologists Really Think About the ACC's CMP Pathway?
What do US cardiologists and electrophysiologists REALLY think about the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) heavily-promoted collaboration with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) to create their "Continuous Maintenance Pathway" (CMP) ...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

From MOC to CC: Neurosurgeons Fed Hopium
Even the physicians who we trust to do brain surgery can't be trusted to determine their own education or the skills they need to dive into a patient's skull. Instead, the AANS Neurosurgeon says they need is a "paradigm shift" to pay the American Boa...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Monday, April 1, 2019

Physician's Week
William Osler "When schemes are laid in advance, it is surprising how often the circumstances fit in with them." "To study the phenomenon of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to ...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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