Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain | A Difficult Decision
Dec04

Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain | A Difficult Decision

The United States is in the midst of an opioid crisis. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that more than 2 million Americans abuse opioids and that more than 130 overdose-related deaths occur each day. This crisis puts doctors in a very difficult situation when it comes to treating patients with chronic pain. When is prescribing opioids for chronic pain appropriate? What are the risks of doing so? Below,...

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Reducing Malpractice Risk | Patient Satisfaction Tips
Nov19

Reducing Malpractice Risk | Patient Satisfaction Tips

During the last decade, there have been roughly 12,414 cases of medical malpractice in the United States alone. Instances of medical malpractice often lead to messy legal battles, which can negatively affect a physician’s career and reputation. While some of these cases are unavoidable, there are measures that you can take as a physician to lower your chance of getting sued. Today, we will discuss how focusing on patient satisfaction...

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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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