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How to care for stroke patientsOptometrists are able to address the visual needs of stroke survivors, an underserved population.
Offer options to your cataract patientsAs primary-care optometrists, we are the gatekeepers for baby boomers inquiring about cataract surgery. Today’s patients have treatment options available not only to address their lifestyle complaints but to provide them with better vision and possibly reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
How ODs can ease the pain of patient referralsNot all situations can be handled within one office, so sometimes it is necessary to refer patients elsewhere. Despite the logic behind them, referrals often come bundled with liabilities that can give any OD a headache.
Researchers target potent HIV antibodies in new studyThe newly discovered antibodies can fight nearly every strain of HIV in existence, according to study authors.
Physician groups brace for vaccine questions amid Trump presidencyBetween public skepticism on vaccinations and provisions of the American Health Care Act, some representing physicians are voicing concern.
Top 15 tips to improve payer/physician relationship
Top 15 tips to improve payer/physician relationshipFor the first time, Medical Economics has polled doctors to get to the heart of the payer-physician disconnect.
Healthcare is only “safe” when physicians work for patientsThis post is in rebuttal to the blog post by Dr. Monya De, "White men need to do their part and make healthcare safe again."
How Trumpcare affects optometryThe American Health Care Act (AHCA)—or Trumpcare—will provide fewer people with healthcare coverage than the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare, cost more, and significantly reduce Medicaid funding, says the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and other experts.
What are small practices saying about telemedicine?While leaders in healthcare are pushing for an era of digital care, many providers on the frontlines have remained silent observers.
Real-world DAA therapy shows gains in community settingPhysicians have a “good, effective, safe therapy available” for hepatitis C virus genotype 6 patients, says researcher.