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Taking The Wheel for The Future of Medicine

Physicians Taking The Wheel for The Future of Medicine As physicians we cannot view the future of medicine and the role we have to play by looking through the rear view mirror of yesterday. The view ahead belongs to those … Continue reading

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Government red tape

Excessive Government Red Tape Gets in the Way of Delivering Quality Patient Care This past year, fighting the burgeoning regulatory burdens and government red tape that contract the time physicians can spend with patients, was one of the top priorities … Continue reading

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The Not Sustainable Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)

SGR: The Not “Sustainable Growth Rate” In 1997, Congress created the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), a system that pegged the amount of money budgeted for Medicare payments to projected growth of the economy. However, in just a few short years, … Continue reading

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Shut Out Sugar Program Addresses Obesity

Shut Out Sugar Campaign On A Roll Not only is excessive sugar in the diet dangerous to overall health, it contributes immensely to the obesity epidemic we now face and has led to the huge increase in Type II diabetes … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act Flaws Revealed in Recent Study

 Affordable Care Act Flaws Unveiled in ACEP Study As reported in the Wall Street Journal today in a front section article titled, “ER Visits Rise Despite Law“, once again the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has not lived up to promises … Continue reading

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Texas Bluebonnet Award Given To Dr Kridel

Texas Bluebonnet Award Given to Dr Kridel For Contributions to Community Health At a ceremony in Corpus Christi at the Omni Hotel on April 25th, the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation presented Dr. Russell Kridel with the prestigious … Continue reading

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Russell Kridel MD hosts Ted Poe reception

Russell Kridel MD hosts Ted Poe reception to support re-election campaign Dr. and Mrs. Kridel recently held a reception to support the re-election campaign for Congressman Ted Poe. The campaign event was well attended by members of the medical community. … Continue reading

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Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Records transition can be a burden to physicians In addition to payment cuts, our government is now penalizing us more frequently for not buying into their new plans. In order to comply with Medicare “Meaningful Use” requirements, we … Continue reading

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Physicians Leading Future Change in Healthcare: HCMS Newsletter President’s Page by Dr. Russell Kridel

Physicians Leading Future Change in Healthcare Thank you for the great honor in allowing me to serve you and the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) this year. We have had many challenges but have faced them squarely. Rather than meekly … Continue reading

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Physician leaders as artists ignite change

Physician Leaders as Artists We know of the classic art museums in the world, famed not because of their structure, but because of the diverse unique works on their walls.  The greatness of these institutions expands only as do their … Continue reading

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