Jeff Brown, MD
Jeff Brown, MD, is a Board Certified Family Practitioner, currently specializing in geriatrics as a Medical Director, and is also a consultant for the California Medical Board .
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The Election Scissors
Oct 07, 2016
Stepping, even hesitantly, into this presidential election is like putting yourself inside of a pair of scissors. Or kissing the 3rd rail, pick your metaphor. Anyway, here are some interesting facts and studies relevant to this season, if anybody cares about such things anymore.
Gambling Addiction: When Finances and Medicine Meet
Sep 30, 2016
Gambling addiction is another one of those afflictions that people are uncomfortable to acknowledge and talk about – but it is much more widespread than most of us are aware.
New Info On Money and Happiness
Sep 23, 2016
When people are exposed to a stack of money before eating a piece of chocolate, they savor the chocolate less. Our seemingly endless fascination with the subject continues to generate new information that may shine a light on our pursuit of lucre and hopefully thereby illumine our lives.
The Art of Complaining
Sep 13, 2016
We live in a predominantly service economy, yet one of the drivers of our daily unease is the too-frequent breakdown of what should be routinely good service. So how can we best handle these small kerfuffles that bedevil us?
How to Ask for a Raise
Sep 02, 2016
Now that over 50% of doctors are salaried, knowing how to ask for a raise assumes an unexpectedly large place in our financial planning.
How Important Is Financial Literacy?
Aug 26, 2016
Not surprisingly, financial literacy roughly matches the amount of education that a person has. And the less financial savvy you have, the harder it hits you in the pocketbook.
Hard-To-Find Medical and Financial Humor
Aug 19, 2016
There isn’t an overwhelming amount of columns featuring humor involving money and/or docs. But sometimes you come across a knee slap worthy jokes, like these ones from The New Yorker.
Did You Know These Money Facts? Probably Not
Aug 16, 2016
For one, if you order the same food that the person you are trying to strike an agreement with, your odds of success improve by up to 29%.
8 Reasons Why Healthcare Costs So Much
Aug 05, 2016
We all know by now that Americans pay the most overall for healthcare, and the most per capita, by large margins, than any other people in the world. And we do not have the best results by many measures for all of that massive expense.
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