Our profession has had to fight for the privilege of caring for our patients with ocular disease. With optometry as a legislated profession, these battles have occurred in every state and, as a result, optometric practice acts vary widely. Ophthalmology does not have to endure such travails. Ophthalmologists can do pretty much whatever is in their purview, as is their right.
“You are the worst Yelper ever!” Have you ever wanted to reply to a user review with those words? I’m sure you have. Well, I do, and it feels great! It often is the most helpful and appropriate response you could make.
Unless there is definitive evidence that one defendant is solely responsible, once jurors see “dueling defendants” they most often assume the worst happened and find blame all around.
The latest recommendations from the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
From large national efforts to small practices, more physicians are experimenting with ways to reach patients through telemedicine.