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18 days ago

Emergency Medicine - Physician Assistant

Valley Emergency Physicians Los Angeles, CA +6 locations

White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) is a 353 bed community, teaching hospital, located in East Los Angeles. As one of the busiest Emergency… DocCafe

30+ days ago

Emergency Medicine - Physician

Valley Emergency Physicians Santa Ana, CA +23 locations

Western Medical Center Santa Ana (WMCSA) is a 326 bed Level II Trauma Center. WMCSA treats approximately 23,000 patients annually. The department has… DocCafe

30+ days ago

Hospitalist - Physician

Valley Emergency Physicians Turlock, CA

Emanuel Medical Center is a 209 bed Level IV trauma center in the heart of Turlock, CA. EMC offers an electronic patient tracking system. In-patient… DocCafe

12 days ago

Physician Assistant

Valley Emergency Physicians, Inc. South Bend, IN +5 locations

Brand new hospital, excellent work environment, and paid malpractice. There is no better PA ED job in the country and only the best, most experienced… HealtheCareers

2 days ago

Emergency Medicine Physician - Traveling – new

Valley Emergency Physicians Walnut Creek, CA

VEP has an excellent opportunity for providers to join our “Strike Team.” If you’re looking for change of pace and want some diversity both… Glassdoor

2 days ago

Medical Director – new

Valley Emergency Physicians Oakdale, CA

Oak Valley Hospital (OVH) is consistent in high patient satisfactory survey scores. The brand new hospital building opened in 2012 with a 12 bed ED… Glassdoor

12 days ago

Junior Accountant

Valley Emergency Physicians Walnut Creek, CA

This role is responsible for performing and understanding all activities necessary to process Company’s payroll transactions for its employees and… Glassdoor

7 days ago

Stock Administrator/Retirement Specialist

Valley Emergency Physicians Walnut Creek, CA

This role is responsible for the day to day administration of the 401(k) and stock plans. The incumbent will interact with our employees, independent… Glassdoor

20 days ago

Associate Medical Director

Valley Emergency Physicians Clovis, NM +2 locations

Plains Regional Medical Center (PRMC) is a 106 bed hospital that serves a population of over 110,000 people within a 100-mile radius of the city of… Glassdoor

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Steve Maron, M.D.
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    Perversion of Emergency Medicine

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    I worked at Valley Emergency Physicians Medical Group as a contractor for more than 3 years


    Lax environment(to the extent you are more productive).


    Economics, however, overrides virtually all other concerns, including quality of patient care. In medical school, regardless of the specialty we eventually choose, we are taught that the H&P guides our evaluation of each chief complaint. With the intent of reducing "Doctor to patient" times metric, MLPs are placed in the position of initiating the patient evaluation. To minimize waiting times, as EDs are increasingly evaluating ever more patients, the MLP simply stamps his name on the chart, which stops the clock, and labs and imaging are ordered. All well and good, if a proper H&P were attempted, if the MLP were trained to obtain a reasonable H&P, which takes time and effort. At VEP sites, under pressure to reduce waiting times, % of LWBS, reduce complaints from patients, etc. no H&P is conducted prior to ordering labs, imaging, etc. Indeed, a fever noted in triage triggers "Levaquin" for the adult pt., to reduce that time to antibiotic administration for possible sepsis. Yet without an H&P, the ordering MLP has no basis to identify the source of the fever/sepsis, "but 1 dose of Levaquin can do no harm." Patients then return from Radiology(ordered by the MLP who has not conducted an H&P). As the MD, if a proper H&P is conducted, one realizes labs and the US to evaluate for the CC:7yo abdominal pain(and appendicitis which is on the Ddx), was absolutely unnecessary, since the CC was actually "sore throat," or H&P consistent with gastroenteritis, constipation, and other Dx which do not require labs or imaging. In the end, more patients are evaluated, many with unnecessary labs, imaging, Levaquin, generating additional revenue(though not necessarily for the MD). To the Co. there are fewer complaints, more revenue. To the uninsured patient, the cost of labs, US to evaluate possible appendicitis(all ordered by the MLP "upfront" can mean a cost of many hundreds of dollars(or more), reducing already limited disposable incomes. Metric madness, quantity at all cost(over quality) overrides any semblance of a "proper" medical practice. Should MD's even care anymore, as the practice is now determined exclusively by the Co's Board of the purported "democratic group?" who are driven to acquire ever more contracts, grow its "business/revenue/stock price," and with little regard for cost controls and quality. MD's have ceded all influence in how patients should be evaluated. Patients beware...MD's look carefully in the mirror...first do no harm.

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