Coping with Loss: A Physician’s Guide
Mar08

Coping with Loss: A Physician’s Guide

Losing a patient can be unavoidable, even when you do everything in your power as a physician to prevent it from happening. The emotional impact of losing a patient can be intense and the demands of your job can leave little time for reflection and recovery. Most doctors will have to deal with this situation many times throughout their careers, so it’s important to find healthy strategies for coping with loss.   Common Misconceptions...

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Pros and Cons of Medical Scribes
Jan23

Pros and Cons of Medical Scribes

With all this talk about new technology and the implementation of new programs into your practice, it’s important that we don’t forget the OG of healthcare technology advancement. Medical scribes have been around for years, and they’re often a vital component of any successful practice. However, many believe that with growing implementation of EHRs (Electronic Health Records) will make medical scribes obsolete. Others argue that no...

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Physician Issues: Unnecessary Medical Exams and Procedures
Nov01

Physician Issues: Unnecessary Medical Exams and Procedures

Are you ordering tests or procedures that are unnecessary? Maybe new studies show that a procedure you’ve always recommended to your patients is actually not as useful as you originally thought. Perhaps there’s a new treatment available. However, you’re a little nervous to use it because you personally haven’t seen its success rates. Whatever your reasons, it is important to keep in mind how often unnecessary medical exams and...

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Gardasil Vaccine Controversy | What Doctors Should Know
Oct12

Gardasil Vaccine Controversy | What Doctors Should Know

A new advancement in medicine will have some up in arms and revive the age-old Gardasil vaccine controversy. This month, the Federal Drug Administration has expanded the age in which patients can receive the vaccine for human papillomavirus. The HPV vaccine, known as Gardasil, originally was approved for use in 2006 for certain strains of HPV and was only available to women. That version of the shot is no longer available in the...

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Can Doctors Take Sick Days?
Aug14

Can Doctors Take Sick Days?

Dr. Green awoke on Tuesday morning with a high fever, chills, and an awful cough. His body ached all over, and he could barely drag himself out of bed to use the bathroom. “How am I supposed to go into the hospital to work feeling like this?” he asked himself. Chances are, as a physician, you’ve probably been in a situation like Dr. Green’s. For many professions, calling in sick is usually nothing more than an...

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Physician Hours: Should Physicians Work Less?
Aug08

Physician Hours: Should Physicians Work Less?

Sarah drags herself out of bed and prepares to head back to the hospital. Her eyes are blurry and her entire body hurts. It’s no wonder. She only got about five hours of sleep after working a 16-hour shift. Now she’s preparing to head back in for another double. She knew when she picked this profession that physician hours would be cumbersome, but she didn’t realize the physical and emotional toll it would have on her… Sometimes she...

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