Doctors and Politics

When I was a young pediatrician I took for granted that doctors could and should “stay above the fray” when it came to most things you read about in the newspaper – things like politics , economics, the environment. As medicine and healthcare  have grown increasingly complex doctors no longer have a free pass to … Continue reading

Protecting Gun Owners from Pediatricians: Free Speech Redefined

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Why would a gun owner not want to talk to their child’s doctor about gun safety? One year ago I wrote an article in this journal about how Florida’s state legislature had passed a law prohibiting doctors from discussing gun safety at pediatric visits.      The law drew immediate and strong objection from all the major … Continue reading