Modern Medicine Cases

Strategies for making primary care practices more efficientYour primary care practice team may not be as efficient as it could be, particularly for patients with complex, chronic health needs
New molecule enhances effect of anti-VEGF therapy for DMEActivation of Tie2–as a result of subcutaneous administration of AKB-9778 (Aerpio Therapeutics) in combination with an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy–enhances the effect of an anti-VEGF drug on diabetic macular edema (DME).
Physician burnout solution made easyAcme Insurance Inc. stress balls really do help.
Insights from anti-VEGF pivotal DME trialsAnalyses of data collected in the RISE/RIDE and VIVID/VISTA clinical trials provide important messages about the efficacy and safety of ranibizumab (Lucentis, Genentech) and aflibercept (Eylea, Regeneron) for treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME).
When should doctors be slower to dismiss?While medical offices typically have good cause to dismiss patients who are violent or abusive, doctors and healthcare attorneys say they should be (and generally are) more circumspect in other types of frustrating but ultimately resolvable situations.
The right and wrong ways to dismiss patientsWhile physicians should be circumspect about “firing” patients in most types of cases, they are well within their bounds to dismiss patients who are violent, verbally abusive or use their trusted doctor-patient relationship to feed drug addictions.
How to enlist family members to improve patient careHow does a physician overcome the challenges and take advantage of the valuable opportunity that arrives with that third person in room?
Your Voice: President Trump should enact HSA-DPC option ASAPThe impact of tax-free health savings accounts (HSAs) to foster direct primary care (DPC) models will be a refreshing change to the cumbersome accounts receivable processes we are all frustrated by.
Front-line physicians respond to AHCA vote
Front-line physicians respond to AHCA voteSince approval of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 5, reaction in the healthcare industry has been largely negative.
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