Welcome! Glad you’re here. As a physician who has practiced emergency medicine for 25 years and a science journalist, my goal at this site is to share some of our current knowledge related to COVID-19, along with thoughts on other timely and important medical topics. Feel free to browse and enjoy as many articles as you like.

I hope you’ll consider ordering my book, Runaway Medicine: What You Don’t Know May Kill You. Named an Amazon #1 Hot New Release in Health Care Administration upon its release, this is a deeply personal look at how unnecessary procedures and treatments cost you money without improving your life — but make fortunes for the health industry and Big Pharma. Simply put, our healthcare system is broken — we overspend and underdeliver. Based on my experience as both a physician and a patient, Runaway Medicine will have you asking more questions and getting the answers you deserve.

Thanks for stopping by. Take good care and be safe!

The peril of American medicine as uncovered by a 23-year-old banker diagnosed with cancer. Now, her deepening concern as a Johns Hopkins-trained physician. 50% indictment. 50% personal story. 100% compelling. David Bradley, Chairman, Atlantic Media
Carolyn’s writing combines the storytelling skills of a great journalist, the analytical acumen of a Wall Street veteran, and the moral urgency of someone on the front lines of some of society’s most important battles. She’s a must-read. Matt Heimer, Senior Features Editor, Fortune

About Author

Carolyn Barber MD

Carolyn Barber, M.D. has been an emergency department physician for 25 years. She has published extensively. Her writings on scientific & health-related topics have appeared in Fortune, Scientific American, the NY Daily News, etc.