ReachMD Podcast

Posted by on 21 September 2017

ReachMD Podcast - An 11 minute interview I recently had with Andrew Wilner, MD, FAAN, FACP.   Together we provide insight into the role of hospitalists: doctors who take care of sick patients admitted to a hospital. 

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Posted by on 31 December 2016

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Hospitalist by Michael Weisberg

The Hospitalist

by Michael Weisberg

Giveaway ends January 07, 2017.

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Physicians Practice

Posted by on 29 November 2016

 

As a practicing gastroenterologist, so deeply affected by the implementation of the Hospitalist system that I wrote a novel satirizing medical care in the 21st century titled "The Hospitalist," I feel compelled to respond to the perspectives offered by Drs. Wachter, Goldman, and Gunderman in the Sept. 15th issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.  I respect the statistics showing the advantages of Hospitalists quoted by Wachter and Goldman, but as Mark Twain said — "There are three kinds of lies:  lies, damned lies and statistics."  I think far more important than statistics are the opinions of doctors like myself who have been forced to work in the Hospitalist system and even more importantly, the opinions of the people most affected by this change in healthcare that none of us were told about or asked our opinion about, our patients.   Continue to read more ...

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Letters from Readers

Posted by on 18 March 2016

I always enjoy hearing from those who attend my book discussions.  Here’s an excerpt from a recent letter.

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FRIDAY THE 13th

Posted by Michael F. Weisberg on 4 January 2016

Here's a short story 'Friday, The 13th' which I originally wrote when I was in college working a summer job as an orderly in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida.   Years later, I edited it further and won 1st prize - short story category in a contest at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas - 2011  

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The Catheter

Posted by Michael F. Weisberg on 7 October 2015

We recently helped my father celebrate his 90th birthday in good health and surrounded by family and friends.  Three years ago I wrote the following poem reflecting on when my father was ill and hospitalized.  Savor the time you have with your parents.

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Dr. Michael Weisberg has practiced gastroenterology in Plano, Texas for 24 years.

He has been named D Magazine’s list of best doctors eight times and has been recognized as Super-Doctor by Texas Monthly multiple times.

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The Hospitalist is provocative, revealing, and riveting… Weisberg has exposed how the patient-doctor relationship has changed in the modern age.”

- Doug Ross, author of Hard-Boiled