Medical Errors

High Blood Press and Stroke: A Dangerous Combination

Your total blood pressure reading is determined by measuring your systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Systolic blood pressure, the top number, measures the force your heart exerts on the walls of your arteries each time it beats. Diastolic blood pressure, the bottom number, measures the force your heart exerts on the walls of your arteries

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How Does your Hospital Stack Up?

I have written blogs before about how to find a good doctor in Virginia.  Click here. Now I want to talk about finding a good hospital in Virginia.  Of course you want a good doctor to provide you or your family with great care but what about the nursing staff and other considerations which might

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Information is Power: A New Tool for Patients

Have you ever read your medical records from your healthcare providers? I know…it is too hard and too time consuming. But if  you read them you might be shocked at how inaccurate they are on some very basic and potentially life threatening ways.  Examples I have seen include the wrong blood type, failing to include

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Telemedicine and the Coronavirus

Yes they are related.  Telemedicine, or the use of remote audio-visual technology to provide medical care has been around for years.  It probably got its first start when smaller rural hospitals used remote radiologists to interpret x-rays, CTs, and MRI studies during the middle of the night or on weekends when local radiologists were unavailable. 

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How to make the most from your “Mychart” experience

If you have been to a doctor in the last year, it is likely someone asked you if you wanted to sign up for the Health System online portal.  Lewis Gale uses MyHealth One Carilion / Ballad Health / CVS use MyChart Each and every provider has their own way to confirm appointments, offer test

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Radiologist Loses Medical License

Why does this keep happening? A Richmond area radiologist,  Michael J. Bigg, MD, has been summarily suspended from medical practice amid allegations of repeatedly missing signs of cancer in his patients’ mammograms.  The Virginia Board of Medicine found Michael J. Bigg’s practice constituted a danger to public health or safety. Dr. Bigg owns the Allison

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If I could ask Physicians to do just one thing ….

If I, as a daughter, mother, patient, plaintiff’s medical malpractice attorney could ask Physicians to do just one thing, it would be – TELL ME WHAT YOU TELL THE OTHER DOCTORS IN MY MEDICAL RECORDS.  That may seem like an odd request, but please, if you have a minute, or two, keep reading.  So often

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Good Medicine in the time of Covid-19

My initial plans for this blog post have taken a turn. I initially wanted to comment about how people who need to see their doctor, or even worse, need to be seen immediately in a hospital emergency department, were not being seen or treated because our healthcare system was overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients. Why? Because

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What is the Difference Between a Medical Mistake vs. Medical Malpractice in Virginia?
Virginia medical malpractice attorney Bo Frith explains how many cases Frith Ellerman & Davis Law Firm investigates at a time and why his firm is selective with the cases they take on.
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