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Hospice is a business

Two decades ago was a scary time to fly as airplanes were crashing because some manufacturers and suppliers were using faulty nuts and bolts to augment profits. The same is true for hospice care today. Government made laws with the intent to insure those at end-of-life are treated with compassion.  Yet rules and regulations for hospice care were made with …

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Your doctor advocate is under attack

When you are ill in the hospital, you must have someone who will be your advocate.  Until recently, your doctor was one of them.Some frontline physicians are under attack because they are whistleblowers who recognize poor medical care being rendered to their patients.   I know over a handful of doctors who have been dismissed by hospitals through sham peer …

Elmer and Edie

He was born and raised in Tennessee, married his high school sweetheart, fought in WWII on a battleship, and returned with a Purple Heart.  I first met Elmer on a housecall, and he told me with a twang, “We came to Santa Clarita after the war and shared many memories at home together.”  Married 62 years, Edie was ill laying …