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MD + MBA

Let me criticize some of my MD colleagues who now have MBA attached to their title.As you shift to the business team, left behind is a shredded copy of the Hippocratic Oath to “do no harm.”  You got an MBA to embellish employment credentials for insurance companies, HMOs, drug manufacturers, and hospital administrations to covertly scrape money off the top.Sure, …

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Rising from the ashes

Smoke was in the air and ashes rained down on us.  Curfew confined the neighborhood at night, yet as young teens seeking solace from friends, we darted through the darkness while the 1965 Watts riots engulfed our community.This past weekend, former athletes from Los Angeles High School celebrated the 50th Anniversary of winning the 1969 California State High School Track …