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Do you charge professional fees for additional procedures done to address complications or morbidity?

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This question was thrown on me recently by a newbie colleague who was agonizing on whether or not to charge patients for an additional procedure he did to address a complication. I instantly went blank thinking what to say. In the field of medicine or at least here in the Philippines, there’s really no hard and fast rules on…

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A Perspective on Non-Compliant Patients and the Contractual Doctor-Patient Relationship

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I have long been an advocate of a no refusal, admit all patients policy for physicians . Any physician is bound by his Hippocratic oath and the law to treat any patient (within the bounds of his skill and expertise) whatever the circumstances of that patient will be. The physician also has the social responsibility…

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Where’s health and education now Mr. President?

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I had mixed feelings after reading the text of  your recent State of the Nation Address (SONA) Mr. President. On one part, I got excited when you detailed some of what many of  your countryman (which you gracefully called your Boss) knew years ago- corruption is rampant among many of the government agencies. That however,…

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