MD Cents: Is Becoming a Doctor a Million Dollar Plus Mistake?

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

I came across an article a couple of weeks ago that asked whether becoming a doctor was a million dollar mistake. This got me thinking. Most of us would say that the work we get to do each day is… Continue Reading

MD Cents: Student Loans Stink, Wouldn’t It Be Great to Not Have Any?

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

Some people are blessed to graduate from undergraduate and medical school without student loans. This may be from smarts, talent, generous family members, hard work, or other reasons. I was not fortunate enough to graduate without student loan debt. The… Continue Reading

MD Cents: Who is Wealthy?

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 define a wealthy person in many different ways. It depends on whether you define wealthy in terms of emotional, spiritual, relational, or financial issues. As this series deals with finances I took some time to ponder this over… Continue Reading

MD Cents: Time is on My (and YOUR) Side…

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

  The words in the title are from a song made famous by the Rolling Stones. These guys are pretty remarkable. They are fixtures of the rock and roll scene and are still touring even though they are in their… Continue Reading

MD Cents: Health Savings Accounts: But Wait, There’s More!

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

Late night infomercials often have the catch line “But wait! There’s more!” right when you thought that the deal couldn’t get any better. Similarly many types of retirement accounts also have hidden benefits that make them impossible to turn down.… Continue Reading

MD Cents–Bringing Sexy Back

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

Okay so this would be a much cooler post if it were written by Justin Timberlake but it isn’t.  It is written by a lowly PEM attending in flyover country.  Father’s Day was 2 days ago and as is appropriate… Continue Reading

Congratulations! Pediatricians Are The Least Paid Physicians!

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 relative approached me regarding her choice to pursue pediatrics as a career choice. We had an extensive discussion about how fulfilling this specialty is and how healthy its population is compared to adult specialties. Yet our discussion took… Continue Reading

Doctor Cents: Something I hope to Never Use Part 2–Some Things Are Worse Than Death

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

In our last post we discussed life insurance and how most of us need this type of insurance. Today’s post will focus on a type of insurance that EVERYONE reading this blog needs—disability insurance. No matter whether you are a… Continue Reading