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  • Health Care in Myanmar (Burma)

    Posted: May 6, 2004 Author: Dr. Moss Comments: 0
    During my trip to Myanmar (Burma), I spent a week with the Otolaryngology Department at ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) Hospital, in Yangon (Rangoon). When I worked in Asia (in Thailand, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh) from 1987-2000, I had tried to visit Myanmar
  • Muslim & Jew break bread together

    Posted: December 20, 2002 Author: Dr. Moss Comments: 0
    He performed the ritual ablutions first, washing the hands, mouth, nostrils, face, elbows, head, neck, and feet. He turned toward Mecca, and, speaking in Arabic, said: "O Allah! For you did I fast and with Your bounties did I break the fast." Thus spoke
  • A Reluctant Child & Her Violin

    Posted: August 16, 1998 Author: Dr. Moss Comments: 2
    I sat in the front row of the auditorium with my wife, holding my breath. We had just listened to an hour long violin recital by "Strings Inc.," a group of neighborhood children, ages four through eighteen. Included in the group was my four-year-old dau
  • A Most Valuable Offering

    Posted: July 5, 1998 Author: Dr. Moss Comments: 1
    It may have been a fortune cookie that brought me to Thailand. At one of my favorite Chinese restaurants, a place called "Number 1," in New York City's Chinatown, I read, "Do not forsake your dreams for material security."
  • Taking On Managed Care

    Posted: February 7, 1998 Author: Dr. Moss Comments: 0
    AS A PHYSICiAN, I NEVER EXPECTED THE TROUBLE I'd have when managed care hit my town. But I got a jolt of reality when I glanced at the return address on a white manila envelope 1 nearly tossed into my stack of junk mail.
  • Negotiating for Equitable Rates in Managed Care: One Physician's

    Posted: December 6, 1997 Author: Dr. Moss Comments: 0
    I didn't think much about the while manila envelope sitting on top of the usual mess covering my desk. I nearly tossed it into my oblivion pile-the stack of stuff in the far corner of the room that had to wait until I had time to look at it, which was al
  • Indiana University Medical Center Magazine - Connections

    Posted: October 6, 1994 Author: Dr. Moss Comments: 0
    AS YOU STEP INTO THE WAITING ROOM of otolaryngologist Richard M. Moss, M.D., in Jasper, Indiana, you see Far Eastern travel mementos in a glass case, a photo album of adventures in Asia on a coffee table and an Indiana University School of Medicine diplom
  • Doctor: America fortunate to have good health care

    Posted: January 25, 1992 Author: Dr. Moss Comments: 0
    A local doctor who has treated patients in Asia says there's a world of difference in the quality of health care available there and here in America.
  • Physician takes his medical expertise on the road to Asia

    Posted: January 31, 1991 Author: Dr. Moss Comments: 0
    If Dr. Richard Moss could have written a book about his travels, he might have called it Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
  • A quiet voice of comfort

    Posted: October 22, 1990 Author: Dr. Moss Comments: 0
    Manas Intarasak, an elderly monk, shuffles quietly along the corridor of the 10th floor leading to the Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) cancer wards at Suandok Hospital, Chiang Mai University.
  • Notes From The Head And Neck Cancer Wards II

    Posted: July 22, 1990 Author: Dr. Moss Comments: 0
    ONCE outside the city, based on reports from colleagues, there are possibly no qualified Head and Neck cancer surgeons at any of the regional or provincial health care facilities. The vast majority of patients who develop their head and neck cancer outsid
  • Notes From The Head And Neck Cancer Wards I

    Posted: July 21, 1990 Author: Dr. Moss Comments: 0
    THE patient sitting before me is an urbane and educated man in his mid-fifties. He is an accountant by trade and fluent in English. Amongst; his relatives are a few in the medical, profession. employed either here at, one of the various medical centers in
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