Rabies Risk Action Plan

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in News & Information | No Comments

Where Do I Start? If you are reading this, you likely are concerned that you or a loved one has been exposed to the rabies virus. I will not reiterate the basic science of the virus, animal reservoir/vectors, modes of transmission, disease manifestations and course, prognosis, and preventive options. All that information is easily obtained […]

Exotic Disease Post-Travel Overseas or…..?

Posted on Nov 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

On July 25, 2015, a 69 yr-old man in reasonably good health for his age called as he arrived at Houston Intercontinental Airport. He had just gotten into his car and was headed in our direction. “Can you see me today? I’ve just returned from a dove-hunting trip in outback Argentina, and I’ve been sick […]

Healthcare Reform: A Private Practitioner’s Perspective

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

Healthcare Reform: A Private Practitioner’s Perspective The Decline and Fall of the American Medical Profession Abridged Version I am a 63 yr-old self-employed medical specialist who has practiced internal medicine (one aspect of primary care) as well as the specialty of infectious diseases since graduating medical school in 1975. My experience includes 40 years caring […]

Infectious Diseases Specialists and You

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

The Infectious Diseases (ID) subspecialty of Internal Medicine has been in existence for only about 40 years. Once thought to be the province of epidemic detectives (epidemiologists) sleuthing exotic, rare acquired diseases, the ID specialist has become appreciated over the past 20 years as part of the mainstream of vital assets in defining and managing […]

Healthcare Reform/Private Practitioners

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

Healthcare Reform: A Private Practitioner’s Perspective The Decline and Fall of the American Medical Profession Edward R. Rensimer, MD, FACP Abridged Version   I am a 63 yr-old self-employed medical specialist who has practiced internal medicine (one aspect of primary care) as well as the specialty of infectious diseases since graduating medical school in 1975. […]

Medical Politics/Policy/Healthcare Reform

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

Hospital Governing Boards   Re: 1. Rensimer Report on Oct 4th Physician Leadership/CI Event 2. Proposal for Task Force on Governing Boards   I sent out a report to many Houston-area physicians on our Oct 4th speaking event by Alice Gosfield is a call to action and lays the foundation for a quality-driven payor environment; […]

Pandemic Influenza/Calamity

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 in News & Information | No Comments

Expert Perspective/Influenza A, H1N1 (Swine Flu)                                                                                                   […]

Electronic Health Records/Defiling Physician Performance

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

9/10/10 Concept Document: EHR/ Physician Interface   Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are inevitable and will be mandatory for economically viable medical practice in the next 5 years. It will be impossible to practice without them because, ePrescribing will become statutorily required for patient safety. Physician culture will become interconnected in electronic information exchange; this will […]

Dilemma of a Positive TB Test

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in News & Information | No Comments

The Dilemma of a Positive TB Test You have been told by your doctor or your employer’s medical department that your tuberculosis (TB) test is positive. What does that mean? Do you have TB? Are co-workers and family at risk because they have been around you?  Should you be on medication? All of these questions […]

Dr. Rensimer’s Personal Statement: Cognitive Medicine/Diagnosticians

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 in Blog | 4 Comments

  INSPIRATION I have often been asked, “Infectious Diseases, how do you get to a career like that? What brought you to it?”  Over the years I have reflected on this and the answer is both personal and, I think, an interesting story on how one, by following their passions and inclinations, can end up […]

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