Hansen: Do you really need that MRI? Omaha doc challenges 'overtreatment'
Dr. Thomas Tape
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:00 am
It is nearing midnight on a Saturday. It has been a marathon week. Just as your friendly Omaha doctor drifts off to sleep, his cellphone buzzes.
The patient — that would be you — is sick, seriously sick, but it's not life-threatening, the voice on the other end of the line tells the doctor.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:00 am.