Education

Education

The Tennessee District 1 election pits two doctors against each other—me, the Democratic nominee and my Ob/Gyn colleague Dr. Phil Roe. Interestingly, the original meaning of the word “doctor” is “teacher”—and even when the word is applied to physicians, that original meaning still holds because much of what I do is help people learn about … Read Article

Doctor vs. Doctor For Congress

Doctor vs. Doctor For Congress

In November, voters in East Tennessee will participate in the only U.S. Congressional election in which voters will choose between two doctors. This is a great opportunity for TN 01 citizens to weigh in on two very different visions for the future of healthcare in America. As previous readers of my newsletters and posts know, … Read Article

Russia

Russia

I visited Russia a few years ago when I spoke at the Russian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists annual meeting. Russians are a proud people and they have much to be proud about. The picture accompanying this article is of the monument to the Russian space program; the monument is located outside the space museum … Read Article

More Trouble for Tennessee Businesses

More Trouble for Tennessee Businesses

The last few days have seen even more policy changes in Washington that will hurt people and businesses in Tennessee. First, over the weekend, the administration announced a decision to withhold billions of dollars in legally required annual payments to health insurance companies. These “risk adjustment” payments help stabilize insurance markets to keep premiums affordable. … Read Article