Coronavirus (Covid-19) and infectious disease: A specialist’s experience in a Queens hospital

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and infectious disease: A specialist’s experience in a Queens hospital

Continuing our series of interviews with doctors and other medical personnel in the era of Covid-19: Dr. Carlos Salama is an infectious disease specialist at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, N.Y. Elmhurst is a public hospital that is a part of the NYC Health and Hospitals system. Queens was among the hardest hit places in New […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the I.C.U.: The experience of an intensive care nurse in Illinois

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the I.C.U.: The experience of an intensive care nurse in Illinois

Continuing our series of interviews with doctors and other medical personnel in the era of Covid-19: A recently graduated nurse in the ICU of an Illinois hospital told us about her experience.  Here’s a transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for length and clarity.   Phoebe Pinder (CHC) What has surprised you most about the […]

How much does an emergency room visit cost? Or how to successfully argue a bill

How much does an emergency room visit cost? Or how to successfully argue a bill

His kid was treated at the emergency room at Children’s Medical Center – Plano, Tex., he told us when he shared his experience on our website. The charge was $1,770; insurance paid nothing, and he was asked to pay $1,501.24. His remark: ‘Waited six hours. Very expensive treatment for a kid’s tummyache.” I asked him […]