Modern Medicine Feature Articles

Know the benefits of adopting neuroimaging
Know the benefits of adopting neuroimagingNeuroimaging can help ODs better treat patients with possible tumor, vascular disorder, or demyelinating disease. CT scans are used for bone fractures and vascular disorders as well as orbital and pituitary tumors. MRIs are best gliomas and menigiomas and screening for vascular disorders. Communicate to radiology patient history and what you are trying to rule out when ordering tests.
Does pediatric psoriasis increase cancer risk? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a large retrospective cohort study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology that examined whether children with pediatric psoriasis are at increased risk of cancer and discusses 2 caveats to the findings.
Must see TED talksFrom thousands of talks curated from TED conferences, here are five TED talks you should see, or watch again, beginning with Atul Gawande, M.D., a practicing surgeon and celebrated author who examines the art of physician-patient communication.
The role of ophthalmologists in the opioid epidemicAn observational cohort study, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, used Medicare Part D data to assess the number of opioid prescriptions written by ophthalmologists in the United States.
Is partnership still worth it for physicians?In today’s market, partnerships come with a number of risks and uncertainties, leading physicians to question whether they truly want to be tied to a practice for the long term.
Your Voice: Physician accountability? Let’s legislate Congressional accountability
How to provide patients the up-front price of treatmentPhysicians should consider revealing prices to meet.
Everything doctors need to know about modifier 25When to bill an office visit (with modifier 25) and a minor procedure.
How to assemble the right financial team to assist your practiceWhy physicians need financial advisers, attorneys and bankers
Navigating the rocky financial road aheadStrategies for handling the early-year cash crunch