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Charles J Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Dr Lockwood, Editor-in-Chief, is Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and Senior Vice President of USF Health, University of South Florida, Tampa. He can be reached at [email protected]
Opinion: The Terrible Hours: Counseling patients carrying a periviable fetus
Although caring for a woman whose unborn is at the edge of viability can be heart-wrenching, NICHD now offers a clinical tool to individualize counseling and provide a more accurate prognosis.
Opinion: Clinical problems: Finding online solutions
Contemporary OBGYN offers several practical tools to help solve everyday problems, including a a more evidence-based search engine, a coding counselor, and a guide to pay for performance programs.
Opinion: Our unsustainable health-care system
Health care in America is far too expensive; reform will require sacrifices from doctors, hospitals, lawyers, patients, and insurance companies.
Editorial: Our not-so-not-for-profit hospitals
Are 'Not-for-Profits' providing a reasonable level of defined community benefits?
ELECTION 2008: Where do the Republican candidates stand?
Choosing the best Republican presidential candidate requires a closer look at their stand on professional liability and reproductive rights.
Election 2008: Where do the Democratic candidates stand?
Dr. Charles Lockwood outlines the Democratic candidates and where they stand on health-care reform, tort reform, and reproductive rights.
Editorial: An obstetrician in the White House?
It is up to us to dissect out each candidate's position on all the issues we deem important, to assess their integrity, management skills, and leadership qualities that allows us to choose a leader.
Editorial: Rising mercury: What to tell pregnant women about eating fish
In 1994 and 2004 the FDA and the EPA set upper limits on fish consumption by pregnant and lactating women and children.
Editorial: Pay for performance: Ready or not, here it comes!
Recent articles attest to a growing interest in an alternative way to provide reimbursement for health-care services in both the United States and Great Britain. Individual physicians, multispecialty groups, and hospitals are rewarded for meeting pre-established quality and/or expense targets for their services.
Editorial: Progesterone: No magic bullet
I must admit I was very skeptical when I first heard that the NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network was going to conduct a randomized clinical trial of 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate for the prevention of prematurity. . .