Modern Medicine Cases

Boundaries and balance: To thine own self be trueHow to achieve work-life balance is of keen interest to all physician readers
Patient engagement and diagnosis: bridging the communication gapEngaging patients and using plain language is one of the most effective ways to improve communication with patients, and therefore reduce the likelihood of malpractice incidents.
Butch saves the patient collections dayThe solution made simple.
Retina surgeon’s AMD regimen at center of Medicare fraud case
Retina surgeon’s AMD regimen at center of Medicare fraud caseEarlier this month, a jury convicted West Palm Beach retina surgeon Solomon Melgen, MD, on 67 counts of Medicare fraud. This high-profile case hit very close to home, as myself and another retina specialist from my own community were on opposing sides of the case.
House healthcare bill would end coverage for 23 million by 2026About 23 million Americans would lose healthcare coverage over the next nine years if the bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives were to become law, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Diet review: Picking the best diet for your patientsHaving a family with medical issues, primarily gastrointestinal issues, combined with the difficulty that comes with timely diagnosis, has taught me quite a bit about diets. We have tried many diets in an effort to calm stomach pains as well as reduce inflammation and certainly found truth in the adage, “You are what you eat.”
Why physicians should become active on social media
Why physicians should become active on social mediaIf you and your team haven’t discussed how social media can be used to grow your practice and get seen in a competitive market, I hope you keep reading. Finding success with social media takes time and energy, but it’s never too late to start building momentum.
Treating ROP: Laser associated with high success rate for retinopathy of prematurityLaser photocoagulation is a time-tested, well-defined, and effective treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) with requirements for follow-up that are much more manageable compared with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy, argued David K. Wallace, MD, MPH.
Treating ROP: Substantial benefits make anti-VEGF preferred for Zone I diseaseAnti-VEGF therapy for Zone I retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is associated with better structural and functional outcomes than laser therapy, but also a longer recurrence risk period, said Helen A. Mintz-Hittner, MD.
Eye banks create the cycle of givingThe Human Tissue “box” that shows up at your hospital or surgery center and its contents go through quite a journey, which we in the eye banking world call the Cycle of Giving, to reach your destination.