Modern Medicine Feature Articles

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?
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.
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.
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).
Physician burnout solution made easyAcme Insurance Inc. stress balls really do help.
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).
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
Easy tips for physicians to address negative online patient reviews
Easy tips for physicians to address negative online patient reviewsTips and strategies short of suing your patient for defamation
ABIM needs to look in the mirror when discussing lack of trustMaintenance of certification angst is growing and the purveyors of this onerous exercise have discovered the root of the problem: the patient.
Physicians share lessons learned after switching EHRsAvoid repeating these common errors