This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing opens in a new window Dr. Marion Mass, co-founder of Practicing Physicians of America, an advocacy group focusing on supporting physicians so they can treat patients as they were trained to. We will discuss why Dr. Mass started PPA and what she believes is broken about our healthcare system and most importantly, what can be done to fix it. No one is really happy with our current healthcare system – patients are often annoyed by long wait times and short visits for in-network providers or hefty price-tags for out of network clinicians; physicians feel squeezed to focus on Press-Ganey ratings over providing good clinical care. In short, no body wins.
Everyone is keenly aware of rising prescription drug prices and incredibly high insurance premiums – sometimes it feels as if we are being priced out of affordable healthcare in America. Yet, physicians are not the beneficiaries of these high price tags and instead, doctors are being pushed more than ever to see more patients in less time for less money. No one wins and something has to change. Dr. Marion Mass has been working tirelessly to spread awareness about the flaws in our healthcare system and ways to fix it. She is going to explain how we as healthcare consumers and as participants in the medical system can advocate for lasting beneficial change and much more.
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Learn more about my guest, Dr. Marion Mass:
Marion Mass is a pediatrician in the Philadelphia area where she has practiced in hospital, Emergency Room, delivery room, outpatient, and urgent care settings. She graduated from Duke University Medical School and trained in Pediatrics at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She is the co-founder of Practicing Physicians of America, an advocacy group aiming to allow physicians to practice as they were trained for the benefit of their patients. She has an interest in the factors affecting the cost of healthcare in America and has published in the WSJ, The Hill, Washington Times, and the Philly Inquirer. She serves on the editorial board of her local newspaper, is a board member of the Bucks County Community Health Initiative, and a delegate of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. She and her husband are the parents of 3 wonderful teens.
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