Elaina George, MD, and her patients live each day with the effects of Big Medicine. Big Medicine is a way to describe the highly bureaucratic, top-down management and regulatory systems imposed on doctors, hospitals, and the entire healthcare industry. Dr. George describes how the 2010 Affordable Care Act missed the mark - by a wide margin - in many ways because it never consulted practicing MDs to get their input. Had Congress taken time and worked with doctors, instead of forcing a nationalized health system upon them, the outcomes might have been different. With the keen insight of years of experience helping people, and having contended with healthcare decisions imposed on her by third party payers, Dr. George eventually remade her practice into a direct pay model. Readers will gain incredible insight from her well-informed comments.
About the Author
Elaina George, MD is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology. She received her Master s degree in Medical Microbiology from Long Island University, and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. George completed her residency at Manhattan, Eye Ear & Throat Hospital. Her training included general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, pediatric ENT at The NY-Presbyterian Hospital, and head and neck oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. George is in solo practice at the Peachtree Ear, Nose & Throat Center, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Big Medicine, Part 1
“Dr. George channels her knowledge and medical experience into her prescription, returning medical care to patient-centered delivery based on excellent care at a reasonable cost. Our responsibility as patients and physicians is to advocate for ourselves and insist that we maintain our medical privacy and individuality, the cornerstone of the patient-physician relationship.” — Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD
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