Is Big Business Responsible for the Nursing Shortage? Fred Pescatore, MD Thinks So

Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:37

I sat down with Fred Pescatore, M.D., NY Times Best Selling Author and Practicing Family Physician in New York City to talk about the nursing shortage and the health care system.

“The health care system doesn’t respect and protect nurses,” says Dr. Pescatore.

Additionally, the whole problem with medicine, says Dr. Fred Pecatore is that,

We’ve allowed big business to take over medicine, so when big business takes over medicine people don’t matter, and medicine is a people business…The economics of medicine doesn’t favor the people.

The nursing shortage is a global complex issue, and there are no easy answers.

Watch uncensored, passionate, dialogue unravel.

Dr. Pescatore speaks candidly with me about how the nursing shortage impacts quality patient care, how vital the role of nurses are in society, how nurses are not being compensated for their work as professionals; and how major manufacturers in essence contribute to the nursing shortage.

About Fred Pescatore, MD

Fred Pescatore, MD, is a traditionally trained physician practicing nutritional medicine. Dr. Pescatore is the author of The New York Times bestselling book, The Hamptons Diet.  This lifestyle program focuses on the use of foods of high nutritional quality, does not exclude any food groups, and unravels the mystery of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. A former Associate Medical Director at the Atkins Center for five years, Dr. Fred’s other titles include, Thin For Good, The Allergy and Asthma Cure and the number one bestselling children’s health book, Feed Your Kids Well.

Major television reporters, radio hosts and print journalists call upon him to be the medical expert on nutrition. He has been featured on such shows as, Health in 30 Radio Show with Barbara Ficarra on WRCR, The View, The Today Show, Deborah Norville, The O’Reilly Factor, and Extra. Recent interviews include Washington Post, InStyle, US magazine, First for Women, Women’s Health and Fitness, Let’s Live, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Women’s World and more.

Dr. Pescatore lectures across America, and the world; and is actively involved in clinical research.

He is the author of numerous papers and magazine articles. Dr. Fred is a consultant for many firms and is instrumental in developing and clinical testing many of the leading nutritional products. He is the President of the AHCC Research Association, President of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists, member of the National Association of Medical Communicators.


Nurses in Motion Host
– Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

In addition to host and executive producer of the Health in 30 Radio Show, Barbara Ficarra also is the medical/health correspondent and executive producer with ScribeMedia, for Nurses in Motion™. Nurses in Motion delves into the complex issues surrounding the nursing profession.
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