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The Impact of Immunization: How Quickly We All Forget!

Written by George McPheeters, MD, FACS on October 06, 2016. Posted in Healthcare

The SARS "epidemic" which really hurt the Hawaii economy and generated a ton of pictures in the newspaper of folks wearing masks occurred in early 2003.  There were about 8,000 cases and 750 deaths WORLDWIDE but nearly all the deaths occurred in Hong Kong. We were lucky.

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Brand vs Generic

Written by George McPheeters, MD, FACS on July 27, 2016. Posted in Healthcare

 Finding the Best Solutions for Our Members

Pharmacy costs are rising far out of proportion to virtually everything in the U.S. economy.  This has been fueled to a very large extent by certain specialty drugs (Hep C, antineoplastics, anti inflammatories and others) but there have been a number...

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You're Being Heard!

Written by George McPheeters, MD, FACS on April 28, 2016. Posted in Healthcare

From the pharmaceutical manufacturing facility to a patient’s body, an oral or parenteral medication takes a long and surprisingly circuitous route.  Most physicians are unaware of the complexity of the process or how deeply regulated it is.  

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Improving Access, Improving Wellness –Why Your Healthcare is Moving Online

Written by Alan Saka on November 25, 2015. Posted in Healthcare

We’ve got great news: managing your healthcare needs is about to get a whole lot easier!

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Going to the ER? 7 Things You Should Know

Written by Grace Vo on November 25, 2015. Posted in Healthcare

Life happens. Sometimes, you find yourself on the way to the Emergency Department (better known as the ER). But to get the best possible care – and the best possible outcome – there are a few things we should all know about the ER.

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