MD Cents: I know how much (history says) you need to retire!

Brian Wagers

Brian Wagers

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University
Brian's academic interests include injury prevention, quality improvement, and global health. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio (go Reds and Bengals). Brian loves to travel, run, and is interested in the intersection of business, medicine, and health policy.
Brian Wagers

Many people spend inordinate amounts of time planning for their retirement. I applaud people who take time to plan for the future, but wondering how much money you need to retire is something that you can know reasonably well. Of… Continue Reading

MD Cents: The Greatest Gift of All…

Brian Wagers

Brian Wagers

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University
Brian's academic interests include injury prevention, quality improvement, and global health. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio (go Reds and Bengals). Brian loves to travel, run, and is interested in the intersection of business, medicine, and health policy.
Brian Wagers

As we finish up a year many people become introspective about their lives and begin to make plans for next year. Resolutions and promises to our selves to do something better or stop doing a negative habit are commonplace. At… Continue Reading

MD Cents: It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint!

Brian Wagers

Brian Wagers

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University
Brian's academic interests include injury prevention, quality improvement, and global health. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio (go Reds and Bengals). Brian loves to travel, run, and is interested in the intersection of business, medicine, and health policy.
Brian Wagers

Last night the Dow futures went down almost 900 points. People were writing all over the internet about potential gloom and doom that might happen if the stock market were to continue on this pace. (Thankfully the market is back… Continue Reading

MD Cents: Check Up Time  

Brian Wagers

Brian Wagers

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University
Brian's academic interests include injury prevention, quality improvement, and global health. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio (go Reds and Bengals). Brian loves to travel, run, and is interested in the intersection of business, medicine, and health policy.
Brian Wagers

As physicians we all hope that our patients are getting regular check ups! For us as PEM providers, those regular well child checks allow our generalist colleagues to dole out the immunizations, provide anticipatory guidance, and identify trouble spots early… Continue Reading

MD Cents: What is Your Time Worth?

Brian Wagers

Brian Wagers

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University
Brian's academic interests include injury prevention, quality improvement, and global health. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio (go Reds and Bengals). Brian loves to travel, run, and is interested in the intersection of business, medicine, and health policy.
Brian Wagers

Time is Money—Benjamin Franklin I have often heard people quote Benjamin Franklin when talking about time.This is often in the context of a work life balance lecture at a national conference or hospital CME program. At first this quote seems… Continue Reading

MD Cents: How Much Should I Spend on a Car?

Brian Wagers

Brian Wagers

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University
Brian's academic interests include injury prevention, quality improvement, and global health. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio (go Reds and Bengals). Brian loves to travel, run, and is interested in the intersection of business, medicine, and health policy.
Brian Wagers

How much should I spend on a car is a question I recently have asked myself. Kudos to you if you live in a city where owning a car isn’t necessary or desirable. As my family populates the suburbs of… Continue Reading

Bulls, Bears, Corrections….Oh My!

Brian Wagers

Brian Wagers

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University
Brian's academic interests include injury prevention, quality improvement, and global health. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio (go Reds and Bengals). Brian loves to travel, run, and is interested in the intersection of business, medicine, and health policy.
Brian Wagers

You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don’t understand that’s going to happen, then you’re not ready, you won’t do well in the markets.–Peter Lynch If you read any news sites, chances are you have seen at… Continue Reading

Here Is My Notice. I Quit!

Ameer Hassoun

Ameer Hassoun

Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian - Queens
Ameer's professional interests include medical education, international health, and quality improvement. He is the founder and manager of the Visual Diagnosis in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Facebook group.
Ameer Hassoun

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 Recently, a friend approached me to discuss his career options after his first job. He started by explaining the main reasons why he is quitting and looking for an alternative job. He worked at a private setup in a small… Continue Reading