Category: big business medicine



If you prefer a natural delivery without a lot of technological intervention with monitors, induction, and episiotomies, your home or a birthing center is the place you

Modern Medicines

Corporate Takeover of Medicine: Good or Bad?

Way back in 1992, I wrote about how corporate takeovers were interfering with physician decisions in Modern Medicine: What You’re Dying to Know. At that time, communities

UTIs and Antibiotic Stewardship

UTIs and Antibiotic Stewardship

I’m a 73-year old OB-GYN who started medical school 48 years ago in 1973. Currently I am the Chief of Staff at four nursing homes

What’s Actually Managed in Managed Care

Whenever I see or hear the term managed care, I cringe. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs), insurance companies, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and Medicaid are all examples of this type of health care delivery.

informed consent

What Ever Happened to Informed Consent?

Before the days of all-eyes-on-HIPPA, many patient/physician discussions centered around informed consent. Today, many patients see informed consent merely as a piece of paper to be signed before surgery.

planning labor and delivery

Learn How to Steer a Pregnancy

I considered a couple of specialties when I was in medical school, possibly ENT or peds. But I soon realized in my obstetrical rotation that one thing obstetrics had to offer that other specialties didn’t was that with pregnancy, the doctor and parents could aim for a particular outcome, a healthy baby.

Modern Medicine Back in Print

Dr. Lindemann, with Diane Haugen, wrote Modern Medicine: What You’re Dying to Know in 1992 because even back then, Dr. Lindemann was very concerned about the forces increasingly taking medical decisions out of the hands of physicians and in doing so, rapidly increasing the cost of health care.