Thursday, 26 April 2012


Transparency is important.  How much is something that will vary between each person, the industry, or people that you are talking about.

Using an elective medical procedure as an example, I would say it is fair to be forthright about pricing, ensure that there are no hidden costs.  Put it all out.  Prospective patients will appreciate this.  Also providing a list of surgeons and their background and information is also great.  Why hide?  I've seen so many companies advertise their great, famous, top of the line doctor, to get you there.  Once there, you find out that he isn't operating much anymore, or only on certain days...but can have this guy...he's great (only one year out of school...not much experience, etc).

This blog touches on another part of transparency within the medical field that is also important.  I've seen this so many times.  There are so many products on the market today that essentially can do the same job.  Why does a clinic decide to use one versus the other.  You would hope it would be a doctor preference due to personal feedback from patients, proven ability to work, but unfortunately, its often about the drug manufacturer and what kind of kickbacks they are willing to provide, lower costs, etc.

I firmly believe having options is the best.  What works for one may not always work well for another.  I believe collecting more personal data about a person (such as drug reactions, etc) needs more emphasis and that its that information that should determine what drug a person is given.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

What do I want to be when I grow up

I've been thinking about this alot lately.  I am currently looking for a full time position and feel limited due to my lack of education and possibly experience. 

I'm thinking back and kicking myself for not being more focused on my future and having spent too much time having fun and living in the moment. 

I guess it goes back to high school, or maybe even further.  I never really like school for anything other than socializing.  Most of my friends were really bucking down by grade 11.  Selecting courses based on what they were going to do career wise, or with post secondary education.  All I could think about was the party, the club, or moving out of the house and living on my own.

Wow...I really wish I knew then what I know now.