Emergency Medicine Physician
Joseph B. Fraiman, MD, is an Emergency Medicine Physician currently practicing at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Slidell Memorial Hospital, and Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Louisiana. He also served as the Medical Manager for Louisiana’s Urban Search & Rescue Team-Task Force 1. Dr. Fraiman has taken a strong interest in public health, recently publishing a novel review of e-cigarettes in Nature Cardiology Reviews. He has delivered multiple Grand Round presentations across the country on CT scan risk with an emphasis on the harms of overdiagnosis and false positives. Dr. Fraiman earned his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY and completed his training at Louisiana State University’s Spirit of Charity Emergency Medicine Residency Program in New Orleans, LA, where he served as Chief Resident as well as Chairman of both the Cardiac Arrest Committee and the Pulmonary Embolism Committee. In addition to Emergency Medicine, his interests include also harms of overdiagnosis and false positives, overutilization, tobacco reduction, and opiate policy.
The concept that if some health care is good, more must be better is over-simplistic, and often wasteful, even harmful. This applies to treatment interventions and diagnostic testing, which can lead to a cascade of unplanned interventions. In this session, three front-line doctors, working in disparate fields (Emergency Medicine, Dermatology, and Family Medicine), will present […]