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Dr Patrick White (aka Rocky Balboa)

Dr Patrick White is a very smart man.  He has to be.  He’s is the lead negotiator for the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) which is negotiating a new 3 year master agreement for physicians services with the Alberta Dept of … Continue reading

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The Full Monty

Remember the movie The Full Monty.  It’s the story of 2 unemployed steelworkers from Sheffield.  They’re desperate for cash when they stumble upon a Chippendales type strip show and realize in an ill conceived flash of genius that they’ve found … Continue reading

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What’s Next…Unmarked Bills in a Plain Brown Envelope?

Queue jumping? “ Go-to- guys” who adjust waiting lists for prominent Albertans?  Are you kidding me? Just when Mr Zwozdesky thought he’d stared down the Alberta Medical Association, the opposition parties and Albertans who were demanding a public inquiry into healthcare, … Continue reading

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Oh Look…A Shiny Object!

They say you should never look a gift horse in the mouth, especially one worth $33 million, so it was with eager anticipation that I set about exploring the Government’s new health and wellness website.  The site was unveiled last … Continue reading

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The Eagle Has Landed–in the War Zone

Dr Chris Eagle has just landed the most dangerous job in Alberta.  He’s the new President and CEO of Alberta Health Services (AHS).  He will serve a 5 year term commencing on Apr 1, 2011—assuming he survives that long.  He’s … Continue reading

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Whose Domain Is It Anyway?

Minister Zwozdesky responded to my email last week—5 months after I’d written to him complaining about my daughter’s 22 hour wait in ER before being admitted to the geriatric ward for gallbladder surgery.  I expressed my support for Dr Parks’ … Continue reading

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Does Your Doctor Drive A Ferarri?

Last week the need for a public inquiry into the 322 ER cases and 250 deaths on the waiting list boiled over as doctors came forward with proof of the culture of intimidation that stifles patient advocacy.  But it’s not … Continue reading

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The Lens of Politics – Part 2

So in reviewing the events of the last two years one can see that the government reacted swiftly and decisively to neutralize the medical community and the regional health boards who were trying to fix the ailing health care system.  … Continue reading

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