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The Practice of Medicine: How California May Be Losing It’s Way (Part III)

Christopher G. Tirce, MD, FASA

As scope battles continue, there is an urgent need for stronger and more direct tactics to counter misinformation and increase understanding of the practice of medicine. In modern debate...

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Nurse Anesthetist Liability in California: Clarification and Confusion (Part II)

Christopher G. Tirce, MD, FASA

In my last article, I discussed a case of nurse anesthetist non-liability in North Carolina that asks us to consider several questions about supervision, liability, scope of practice...

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North Carolina Nurse Anesthetist Not Liable in Medical Malpractice Case: Implications and Future Directions (Part I)

Christopher G. Tirce, MD, FASA

In a recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals, a nurse anesthetist was found not liable for hypoxic/anoxic injury in a 3-year-old patient scheduled for a cardiac ablation procedure...

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Anesthesia Procedures Led by Physicians Provide Highest Patient Protection

Christine Doyle, MD, FASA

The problem with suggesting that complex issues can be addressed through “absolute” solutions is that, unless used in algebra, absolutes rarely further their intended goal.

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Keep insulting doctors, and good luck finding a physician in 10 years

Karen S. Sibert, MD, FASA

If physicians are “muggers” and co-conspirators in “taking money away from the rest of us,” then journalists and economists are pontificating parasites who produce no goods or services of any...

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New California Medical Association Survey Demonstrates Serious Consequences of California “Surprise Billing” Law

Antonio Hernandez Conte, MD, MBA, FASA and Sunny Jha, MD, MS

The California Medical Association (CMA) released alarming results this week...

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Giving Power to Practice Management: A Leadership Initiative…and a New Website

Christopher G. Tirce, MD, FASA

How do we help California anesthesiologists in a meaningful way that ensures we not only survive but thrive on an individual, practice, and statewide level? Unfortunately, we may have ignored our greatest...

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