The Cynical Doctor's Guide to Healthcare

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Welcome the domain of The Cynical Doctor™. I am also known as Edmund Messina MD, a board certified neurologist in private practice in East Lansing, Michigan. I went to medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, did Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and my Neurology training was at Washington University in St. Louis.

Over the years, I have noted a worsening of misinformation which is given to patients from many sources, so I have set out to give patients the tools to see through the nonsense. This is critical because it affects the healthcare of our fellow humans and I take my Hippocratic Oath seriously.

I am an independent physician with no financial ties or loyalties to drug companies, hospitals, insurance companies or any other groups who profit from illness.

The following links were mentioned in previous episodes:

1- Introduction to my cynical podcast series about pitfalls in healthcare

Dollars for Docs

2- How to be sure you are in a safe hospital

Hospital compare

3- What you need to know about medications, drugs and pharmaceuticals

4- What you need to know about side effects

FDA consumer resources
FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) Public Dashboard
Medwatch
Daily Med

5- How to find a doctor who is not burned out

The Spattered White Coat
AMA Doctor Finder

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DR. MESSINA HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, IMPLIED, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY USE OF THE VIDEO CONTENT, WHICH IS PROVIDED AS IS, AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES.

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