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Have you received a survey after you visit your doctor? You may be surprised to learn that how you rate them may affect their pay, their mental health, and even possibly your health.

Surveys, as administered by Press Ganey, and the CG-CAHPS,  are questions regarding various aspects of the care patient’s receive. Although that may seem reasonable, besides potentially incentivizing bad medicine, it’s exaggerated because they only count “top box” scores. That means on a scale of 1 to 5, only the 5 scores count, so that getting a 4 is no different than getting a 1, and if the score is 0 to 10, then only a 9 or 10 count. The scores only count if you answer “Always,” except for the question, “Using any number from 0 to 10, where 0 is the worst provider possible and 10 is the best provider possible, what…

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I have been wanting to write part two on “the Mask” but nothing I share could compare. Please read about my beloved niece and send us some
good juju.

Have I told you about the time?

It is now 2 days before the 6 month mark of my daughter receiving her Kidney Transplant. It was a very long time coming and you can’t even imagine the emotion that goes along with it. The joy, the excitement the unknown, the fear, the realization and that is just some of it. As a parent who is been through an enormous amount of life changing events throughout my not so long yet life. I am quickly approaching 45. In the beginning of this journey with my daughter her Kidney disease was just a part of her very complicated little life. She has VATER Syndrome. This is actually an acronym for some anomalies that seem go together in similar way when a child has a Neural Tube defect. Many times this results in Spina Bifida, which has 4 different types 2 of them being non important life factors. For the…

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MiddleMe

I know you love CHAPE‘s previous post and I love his healthy outlook in life and how he improves our lives stuck in the office cubicle, typing furiously in order to finish that dreaded report before you can go home. I have tried his exercise and kept to it religously to relive my constant shoulder ache due to mostly bad posture on my part. So here’s a great post to help you and me to ease those aches out of our lives.


If we have been working behind a desk for hours, the best we can do is take a break, focus on those muscles that have not been working, and help our body to keep a good posture. Although sitting in front a screen is not a hard activity, some muscles are working while others aren´t. We have to take care of those forgotten muscles if we don´t…

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