In "Legacy," a physician explores the obstacles keeping Black Americans out of medicine

Jan 25, 2024
Doctor and author Uché Blackstock describes the influence her mother had over her career in an excerpt from her book.
Uché Blackstock, left, stands with her mother, Dale Blackstock, and twin sister, Oni Blackstock. They were the first Black mother-daughter legacies to graduate from Harvard Medical School.
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Meet Scott, 51, family physician

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize his occupation under "management, professional, and related occupations," along with four in 10 US workers.
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How to be an emergency room doctor

Jan 1, 2019
Amid the chaos, you need to form an instant connection with patients.
Zahir Basrai is an emergency room physician in Los Angeles. 
Zahir Basrai

Do high-deductible plans make the health care system better?

Jan 18, 2017
A lesson in how your insurance plan can influence your health.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee Rep. Tom Price testifies during his confirmation hearing January 17, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 

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How rock 'n' roll doctor Larry Brilliant helped eradicate smallpox

Dec 21, 2016
Larry Brilliant joined us to talk about his new memoir, "Sometimes Brilliant."
Larry Brilliant speaks onstage at an event in New York City.
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Doctors seek MBA's to grapple with health care reform

Jun 3, 2013
As health care reform starts upending the economics of medicine, the Kelley School -- a top-20 MBA program, based in Indiana -- is looking to cash in by launching an online MBA for just doctors.

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Patients should discuss money with their doctors

Nov 9, 2012
When you receive bad news from your physician, money is often the last thing on your mind. But it's something you should consider. One doctor offers a few tips.

Study: U.S. doctors are 'burned out'

Aug 21, 2012
A new study from the Mayo Clinic shows high burnout rates among physicians compared with the general public, especially for emergency room, family and general internal medicine doctors.

Getting bossy with doctors for cheaper treatment

May 3, 2012
A new study finds financial incentives push doctors to offer pricier elective treatments. But CEOs can push back.