Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Kansas University School of Medicine - Wichita
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"Recently proposed federal legislation on health reform would have allowed physicians to code and get paid for discussing end-of-life care options with patients. This idea was not welcomed; instead, it was met with alarm and bizarre misunderstanding - the 'death panel' inference and cries of 'health care rationing.' The provision has been removed from current reform bills...
Paradoxically, the very idea that created the most furor about governmental coercion would have increased patient autonomy by guaranteeing everyone the right to discuss and set goals with their doctors about the kind of medical care they want as the end of life approaches."
"End of Life Discussions Are in Patietnts' Best Interests," www.ama-assn.org, Mar. 15, 2010
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Kansas University School of Medicine (Wichita)
Geriatrics Clerkship Director, Kansas University School of Medicine (Wichita)
General practitioner, family medicine, Lenexa, KS
Recipient, Student Voice Award, Kansas University School of Medicine, 2004 & 2005
Recipient, Most Supportive Faculty Award, Kansas University School of Medicine, 2004
Recipient, Nason Family Award for excellence in Family Medicine education award, Kansas University School of Medicine, 2004
Former Medical Director, Hospice Care of Kansas
Former Reviewer, Annals of Family Medicine
Recipient, Rural Preceptor Award, Kansas University School of Medicine, 1984 & 2000