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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 the December 4 Meeting of the Untouchables
From the invitation-only December 4, 2017 meeting on Maintenance of Certification (MOC®) practicing physicians were not allowed to attend, came this synopsis from Ohio: Fellow Council members, The following are my thoughts following the long-antic...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

When Medical Subspecialty Societies Do Harm
Pediatrician Meg Edison, MD gives her take on her "MOC failure:" I am a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics against my will. I find it morally reprehensible to financially support an organization that harms fellow physicians. I find it dem...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Sunday, December 3, 2017

Despite Known Conflicts, ACC/HRS Endorse MOC
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and American College of Cardiology (ACC), two organizations who stand to gain handsomely from their NCDR procedural registries, published a carefully-worded combined statement on "Lifelong Learning Requirements for Clin...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 and the Grooming of Physicians
"Fun, flexible, and refreshing way to earn your credit! Take a break from the bird and have your hand at a few." So said the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Thanksgiving 2017 tweet seen here (now deleted). As if family time and the true meaning...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Monday, November 27, 2017

American Academy of Pediatrics "Sets Sail" to Track All US Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics, (aka, "Big Brother") wants to track your children. Physicians who support the program can earn MOC® credits, too:The Academy has set sail to be the first entity to collect, store and analyze health data on all U.S....
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Monday, November 27, 2017

The History of the ABIM Art Collection U.S. Physicians Have Never Seen
They were the glory days; a time when the ABIM was still respected; a time before the World Wide Web and moving diplomate testing fees from the ABIM to a secretly-created shadow "Foundation" could occur below the radar. John A. Benson Jr., MD and Ha...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Friday, November 10, 2017

Combating MOC Abuses
Thanks to the Orlando Medical News for their comprehensive coverage Tuesday on the American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) scandal. Physicians' best approach to collapse the current ABMS monopoly on credentia...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Hidden Message Coming From the AMA
This morning I received a press release from the American Medical Association (AMA) that said "New AMA Research Finds One in Five Physicians Ready to Reduce Clinical Work Hours." The press release pointed to "new research" (sorry, it's behind a pay w...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

ABIM and the Human Diagnosis Project
Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, look what your ever-increasing American Board of Internal Medicine test fees are paying for now: Fostering broader access to affordable, trustworthy, and meaningful artificial intelligence is a key goal fo...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

ABIM Foundation - Five Years Later
A new public relations push for the ABIM Foundation and its Choosing Wisely campaign recently circulated in the press and MedPageToday. This quote from Richard Baron, MD, president of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the ABIM Founda...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Monday, October 30, 2017

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