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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, March 20, 2019
10 years later: How EHRs got it wrong »
The U.S. government said that turning medical charts into electronic records would make health care better, safer and chea...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
This economist says you're seriously overpaid. What? »
One economist, in an NPR story, says physicians in the U.S. are “seriously overpaid.” Doctors swung back, reminding him –...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Why are insurers paying patients instead of doctors? »
Why are insurers sending big checks to patients– instead of to the physicians who treated them? That’s the focus of a laws...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Drug execs shift the blame for high prices »
Drug pricing practices are “morally repugnant,” according to U.S. senators. Read how drug executives still dodged a bullet...

RAMifications
Friday, March 8, 2019
Winter Ramifications »
A new collaboration is exploring ways that art enhances patient care and medical education. What should you do if you rece...
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...

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