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Michel Accad, MD, practices cardiology and internal medicine in San Francisco, offering individualized care in a free-market setting. His blog about health care and medicine is He also co-hosts the Accad And Koa Report podcast.

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53. Health vs. Illness: Pat Caslin on Living with Multiple Sclerosis


Is our inability to articulate what "health" is precisely the reason for our insanely dysfunctional healthcare systems?
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52. Should Doctors Get Involved in Healthcare Policy? A Med Student’s Perspective


Dr. Accad and Dr. Koka discuss the pros and cons of healthcare policy—and of a doctor’s involvement in such policy—with Aamir Hussein, a fourth year medical student at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
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51. The Expert vs. the Algorithm: Gary Klein on Decision-Making in Healthcare


Doctors are increasingly asked to follow decision rules, guidelines, and “evidence-based” algorithms. Is that the right approach to take care of patients? Are cognitive errors over-emphasized in healthcare?
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50. Thieves of Virtue: How Bioethics Stole Medicine


Are bioethicists too complacent about their grasp of economics? A fascinating discussion with Dr. Tom Koch.
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49. Why Are We Insuring Primary Care? Lee Gross on the DPC Movement


Dr. Lee Gross is a pioneer in the most hopeful trend in health care today: the Direct Primary Care movement.
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