Bradley M. Tipler, MD


We spend on end-of-life care at expense of patients

November 03, 2010

I have an elderly, demented aunt in California for whom I am the responsible decision maker. Up until a few years ago, Aunt Doris was an intelligent, powerful, and forceful woman.

Name my poison? ‘etoh’ in emergency room requests

September 14, 2010

I enjoy historical novels. Three of my favorites are London, The Forest, and Pillars of the Earth. One of the details I enjoy is the names.

Is why we do what we do reason enough to do it?

June 23, 2010

I live on an organic farm. Not that I'm a huge believer in organic farming, but my wife is. We have cows, chickens, dogs, cats, and more species on the way.

What's old is new again, and the world rolls on

April 29, 2010

Recently, there has been some debate in the radiology literature about the demise of general radiology, and with it people like me: general radiologists.

Tea leaf readers see…um, change is coming

October 06, 2009

It is interesting to hear advocates of healthcare reform describe their vision because big changes seldom go as predicted.

ER bellyaches lead to more CT bellyaching

June 01, 2009

You are a bank teller. Someone points a gun at you and demands all the money in your drawer.

Radiology gets sent off to the washhouse

February 01, 2009

Two years ago, my 70-yearoldfather-in-law decided his3500-square-foot house wastoo big and his household neededto downsize.

Freestyle healthcare enters the marketplace

December 01, 2008

Like most radiology groups, mine is a diverse collection. This is good. It allows us to hear a wide range of approaches to any given problem, some of which are novel and some stupid.

Though lips may move, no one is listening

June 03, 2008

For as long as I can remember, both the American College of Radiology and the RSNA have emphasized communicating with patients. Personal contact and face time are the best ways. Clearly written instruction sheets, detailed descriptions of procedures, videotapes of complex interventions, and websites offering even more information are also available. In the case of mammography, the government has even mandated that a result letter be given to every patient.