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jim
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jim

Dr Kahane, I went throught the same thing. It’s cruel, isn’t it?

Sam Horton Jr.
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After being burned on false data, a little Google research on Healthgrades exposes some of their scams. Perhaps they can respond to these scant practices.
Sham vs Wham blog
http://shamvswham.blogspot.com/2008/11/my-experience-with-healthgrades-reports.html

Gregory D. Pawelski
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Cancer Care Unaffected by Doctor Reimbursement Changes Chemotherapy patients have not lost access to care despite federal legislation that has reduced reimbursements to their doctors in recent years, a new report finds. Critics feared the passing of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 would make treatment more difficult, but investigators from the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) found little difference in the distance chemo patients traveled to be treated and the time between diagnosis and start of treatment. “The Medicare Modernization Act took issue with the fact that oncologists were often reimbursed too much — sometimes as much as three… Read more »

Gregory D. Pawelski
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Gregory D. Pawelski

An article written in Medical News Today tells us that the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is to issue guidelines on how physicians should discuss cost of treatment options with cancer patients.
I never heard that ASCO has been knighted a regulatory agency. Some experts warn that the new guidelines could raise costs even further, thus limiting access to cancer patients.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/101693.php
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/youropinions.php?opinionid=28278
Study: Medicare Modernization Act Did Not Change Chemotherapy as Feared
http://www.dukemednews.org/news/article.php?id=10148

DoctorDonna
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Check this out for hilarity—this Lior Kahane is promoting himself as a talk show guest on how to “attract all the women you could ever want or need”.
Take a look at his photo! Pudgy, cross-eyed guy heading toward middle age in a convertible. What a piece of work! LOL.
http://www.theinsidesuccessshow.com/GuestPage1.php/Lior-Kahane
Donna

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Healthgrades.com is a fraud.
Dr. Kahane’s off-topic post above led me to look him up and what I found is that he is rated at the highest grade on Healthgrades.com even though HIS LICENSE IS REVOKED in Arizona and every reciprocal state in the US. Clearly Healthgrades.com is not a reliable source of information. Who is going to call them on this?
Marian

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Wonderer

Dr. Kahane, Right. For folks like yourself, none of your troubles ever have anything to do with you. It’s all someone else’s fault. You sound like a carbon copy of almost every doctor who ever finds himself in your position. Tell me this—even if they were really “out to get you”, do you think it’s just possible that there is anything in your personality or character that is so off-putting that people would delight in bringing you down? And please, don’t tell me they’re just jealous. Sorry. But your post just begs for this. Signed, Person who has spent a… Read more »

Peter
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Peter

Here’s another one for you Eric:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23783216
Glad to see you’re realizing that cost control is the issue. Government run single-pay with budgets is the only way to control costs. Providers and users are going to have to share the pain. Maybe the Fed will bail out healthcare as well.
Matthew, any way to rid us of these blog highjackers? No Eric, not you.

Gregory D. Pawelski
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Gregory D. Pawelski

It wasn’t Medicare that failed Betty McBee, it was her for-profit medi-gap insurance that failed her with its “previous condition” gimmicks. It was her private health care provider that took her money and then cut her off. The MMA changed how Medicare paid for doctor-administered drugs to a system based on doctors’ costs for the drugs from one based on average wholesale price. The government wasn’t reducing payment for cancer care, it was simply reducing overpayment for cancer drugs. The government can’t afford to overpay for these drugs in an era which they are fantastically expensive. Medical oncologists are now… Read more »

Lior Kahane
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Lior Kahane

Lior Kahane MD Speaks the Truth of Why He Lost His Medical License In life there are always two sides to a story. The feature headline, “Doc Who Lost License Becomes Love Guru” written by Carla McClain about me in The Arizona Daily Star on Jan 28, 2007 is simply untrue. It shocked me to read this article using words like “gross negligence” and “egregious” in an attempt to defame my character. In the process of getting a move on my life over the past couple years I made the best of the situation by letting things just be. At… Read more »

Jami Parks
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Jami Parks

Hey Dr. kahane, this is jami parks, rebecca newcombs daughter. you met me when i was really litttle. My mom has been talking and talking about you, and wants really badly to contact you somehow. So if you could just give us a call or something that would be great. Email her at dangerfieldrebecca@yahoo.com or call at 804-255-8171. (: