Friday, December 08, 2017

Forensics of Medical Record Review


                  Forensics of Medical Record Review



In-depth medical record reviews are no different than hunting for the perpetrator or perpetrators of a crime. Attention to detail is a must to get the maximum benefit from the review. The review process is initiated long before the medical chart is sent to a reviewer. Reviews are requested for many reasons including gross negligence, reimbursement failures, overcharges for services rendered,  insufficient medical care, insurance issues and other suspected deficiencies. Once a problem is discerned a well-trained medical records’ reviewer is tasked with elucidating the issue. At this point we become involved.



Decades of experiences dealing with insurance companies, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, medical boards and similar institutions have provided this author with the skill set necessary to ferret out facts leading to a resolution

of the initial problem. The reviewer is a detective for hire who works for those victimized by a system that has become too big for an individual to manage on his/her own.



Please contact Dr. Mark Davis at platomd@gmail.com or through the review site medicalrecordreviewer.com in the event you are requesting a review. Our fees are competitive and the work is promptly performed.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Lawyers Kill the Practice of Medicine

Lawyers Negative affects on the Practice of Medicine
This is part of an exchange I had with a radio host on LinkedIn.

Medical Societies and the AMA, as they collectively stand today, are impotent. The Maryland Medical Society is managed by a lawyer. The chief of the Maryland Board of Physicians is a lawyer. These people and many others across the country have undermined the practice of medicine in a way I cannot express in words. As a frequent guest on radio programs for an array of issues I have raised the problems lawyers inflict on the practice of medicine and other areas that are torn up by them. This is exemplified in the legislation that became Obamacare. From the time of its inception on or about March 2010 the quality of medical care in America has fallen to an all time low. Depression and suicides amongst physicians have skyrocketed. I have seen several suicides first hand. Perhaps in the future we can debate this subject. Mainstream media is too busy with frivolous issues. Thanks

Mark Davis MD medicalboardusa.com

Monday, December 04, 2017

The Fat Zone a Physician Recommended Diet


                              The Fat Zone a Physician Recommended Diet



The Fat Zone 21st Century Dieting embeds many areas of research into one weight reduction program. The food menus are designed for rapid safe weight loss. This diet program builds on its very popular predecessor The Millenium Diet, The Practical Guide for Rapid Weight Loss. The new menus offer a greater variety of food choices yet stays within the bounds of one of the healthiest diets on the market. This e-book is designed to be thorough yet concise. There is no long winded reading involved. The diet is easy to understand and can be varied to suit a person’s needs. A section on new concepts in weight loss is eye opener. The author has included a chapter on the most frequently asked questions by dieters. The reader will take away from this book a whole new perspective on weight reduction, nutrition and facts concerning lifespan extension through dieting. If your physician is not aware of this program please let him know so it can benefit others.



Mark Davis MD:  author, journalist, health advisor and medical records reviewer.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Matt Lauer: Who is next?

Matt Lauer: Who is next?

A sexual purge, for lack of a better phrase, is now occurring throughout political, media and celebrity circles. A mere allegation is enough fuel to bring down a man's entire career. I have no affinity for Matt Lauer yet the court of public opinion not a judicial circumstance is destroying the careers of too many men. Reviewing some of the allegations some are mere dust in the wind. I am waiting for Lauer's suit against his employer. This should be interesting.

Monday, November 27, 2017

SPEX Course: Concentrating on Questions Answers and Content


SPEX Course: Concentrating on Questions, Answers and Content



One of the most difficult and unfair exams a physician will ever be requested to take is the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX). State Boards’ of Physicians request this exam when a physician has been away from practice for a time period and or there is a question of competency. The spread of information is so vast that comprehending the complete subject matters involved in the exam’s questions is nearly insurmountable.



Literature published by the Federation of State Medical Boards, the originator of this unfair test, is elusive at best. Books sold on the open market are generally antiquated or out of sync with the current exam. Therefore a course was needed to concentrate on potential questions offered, answers to the questions and general content the test taker may encounter.



Passing the exam is possible with proper preparation and guidance. Doctor Mark Davis tutors specifically in the Special Purpose Exam. His experience with numerous physicians who have encountered the SPEX test is invaluable when applied to tutoring future examinees.



To contact Dr. Mark Davis for an appointment, fees or general questions please use the following email:   platomd@gmail.com Do not enter this exam without knowledge of its contents which Dr. Davis can provide to you. Thanks.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sexual Deviance versus Testosterone

Sexual Deviance versus Testosterone

Common to all the sexual allegations is they are aimed at celebrities, politicians, wealthy individuals and those with media status. Do I believe some of these allegations are credible? Yes. With that stated many of the women in question may have had ulterior motives for being with the men stated in my enumeration. The broad scope of the accusations has redefined the meaning of sexual harassment. If men are to be accused to thinking with their genitals, the door swings both ways. Testosterone is the new evil as noted by many media outlets. Your thoughts please.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Timing is everything


                                                 Timing is everything




A patient came into the office very distraught many years ago. Emotions were visibly set on her face. At first she refused to state the issue since she was in for diet advice only. She eventually opened up noting the intense argument that recently occurred with her mother. The patient was in her mid-twenties and taking light anti-anxiety medications prescribed by her Internist. Though she refused to discuss the contents of the argument I gave her one small piece of advice. No matter what the argument is go to your mother and say I am sorry. You never will know what lies in the future for both of you. Several months later she returned to my former office and stated: “How did you know.” I said “ how did I know what.” “My mother would die unexpectedly.” Obviously I did not know her mother would die. The conversation went on for several minutes. The point is the future is owned by no one. Therefore take the high road by relieving the tensions you may have with a loved one. The coming Holidays are the best times to say I am sorry and move on. This short story is not unique yet it taught this author a great lesson in humility over the years. Mark Davis MD manager of superbbookreviews.com