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Dawn Lipthrott, LCSW
Ethical Health Partnerships
1177 Louisiana Ave. #212
Winter Park, FL 32789


Updated 11-20-05

Patient Medical Resources:

Links for fact sheets, information on treatment, and other resources on STDs.

Links for help with chronic pain as well as cancer pain, medications, and other non-drug management helps. Suggestions of self-care. Pain Management guidelines.

Page of links on END-OF-LIFE -- deathy and dying -- issues:
Includes links to advance directives site to obtain forms specific to your state. Links to article on meaning, assessment, models of care, taking a self-inventory and more.

Page of links on HEALTH POLICY RESOURCES -- Institutes and Policy programs on healthcare issues and reform.

Malpractice Resources:

The Forgotten Third: Liability Insurance and the Medical Malpractice Crisis
A must read for understanding factors that contribute to the crisis and future directions for malpractice reform. Written by William Sage, a physician and professor of law Columbia School or Law. You can download the full article.

Reimbursement for Physicians and Proposed Medicare Cuts:

Submission to the House Ways & Means Committee Hearing on the Proposed Medicare Cuts in Physician Reimbursement

Submission to the House Ways & Means Committee Hearing on the Pay-for-Performane Proposal

Take Action:

House Bill 4078 Filed October, 2005 by Rep. Norwood of Georgia (19 co-sponsors), this bill prevents cuts in Medicare reimbursement and proposes replacing the flawed SGR formula with the MEI (Medicare Economic Index) which is more predictable and recognizes inflation & practice costs. Text of Bill HR 4078
(If you have trouble accessing Bill, click here and enter Bill number)

In addition to stop the planned Medicare cuts that will affect all doctors who treat adults of any age, I came across a newer bill to Reduce Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act.     (Text of Bill
(If you have trouble accessing Bill, click here and enter Bill number)

Blog for Ethical Health Partnerships:

11-20-05 Give Thanks for Doctors - They Need It :
Discusses administration comments about planned Medicare cuts in payment to physicians.

10-19-05 Patient Safety Success - We Need More:
Discusses improvements in patient safety ICU through the Keystone Project, organized by Michigan Health and Hospital Association and Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group. Good example of significant improvements that can be made with committed focus.

As always, I welcome your constructive comments and suggestions about the material on this website and how we can all be most effective in co-creating the kind of healthcare system we all want. E-mail me at

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