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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Dr. Mark Monahan: Health insurance prior-authorizations are on the rise »
You’ve probably heard the old saying ascribed to Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin, and others: “The only two certainties in l...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Harry L. Gewanter: Let doctors and patients decide the best prescriptions »
Dr. Harry L. Gewanter explains why the most basic tenet of good medicine – “the sacred relationship between a patient and...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
A new chapter in Dr. Wenzel’s literary career »
A new chapter in Dr. Wenzel’s literary career BY CHIP JONES Longtime RAM member Dr. Richard P. Wenzel recently...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Dr. Mark Monahan’s 2018 Inaugural Speech Highlights “Culture of Collaboration” »
Click here for the Jan. 9, 2018 speech by incoming RAM President Dr. Mark Monahan as he celebrates the Academy’s past, sa...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Doctors aren’t behind rising health costs »
Click here for RAM Executive Director James G. (Jim) Beckner’s forceful rebuttal to a Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial....

Leg.Up
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Doctors take on the NRA »
The NRA dissed physicians in a tweet last week. Now doctors are fighting back, using social media to break through the per...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Less CMS documentation — but why you'll still hate your computer »
We’re all glad the midterms are over and we can get back to practicing medicine. Will the results change anything about yo...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time often proves physicians right »
Surgeons General in the U.S. have a history of being right. Unfortunately, politics often gets in the way of sage medical...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Dr. Szucs Named MSV President; Dr. Butterworth Wins Advocacy Award »
RAM was in the spotlight at the Medical Society of Virginia’s annual conference last weekend. Our own Dr. Richard Szucs...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Deep Thoughts on Medicine »
Back in the day, “clinicians thought in groups,” write the authors of a recent essay, including past RAM keynoter Dr. Thom...

RAMifications
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Fall 2018 Ramifications »
Is obesity more dangerous than opioids? How can you deal with patients who spend too much time researching their symptoms...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Big Questions for Challenging Times »
What’s RAM been up to lately? (short answer: a lot!) More specifically, what’s RAM President Mark Monahan, MD , been d...
Monday, February 19, 2018
“Celebrating our culture of collaboration” »
Click here for the Winter, 2018 edition of Ramifications , which begins with President Mark B. Monahan’s remarks from...
Friday, May 5, 2017
Spring 2017 Ramifications: Dr. Bear asks, “What does ‘access’ to health care really mean?” »
As the future of the Affordable Care Act hangs in the balance in Washington, RAM President Dr. Harry Bear offers some ti...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Winter 2017 Ramifications: Dr. Bear’s “The burden of debt for U.S. medical school graduates »
Our first edition of the year features a thought-provoking column by RAM President Dr. Harry Bear about the soaring cost o...

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