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Black female physicians face challenges just doing their jobs
Black female physicians face challenges just doing their jobsWhen Melanie Gordon, MD, FACP, walks into a patient’s room at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, she’s frequently misidentified as a nurse, a dietician or someone else.
Acute viral maculopathy linked with hand, foot, and mouth diseaseThe patient noticed the symptoms while suffering from fever secondary to hand, foot, and mouth disease.
Educate your patients about astigmatismIf patients notice a decrease in night vision or have frequent headaches, increased eye fatigue, blurred/distorted vision, the diagnosis could be astigmatism.
Congress swings and misses on healthcare reform efforts
Congress swings and misses on healthcare reform effortsI have loved baseball for as long as I can remember, but as I get older, I have the same problems with those who play our national pastime that I have with our national representatives in government.
Your Voice: I was hacked, tooThe article “I was hacked” (February 10, 2017) by Dr. George Ellis was quite timely.
How to define supervision when using transitional care managementDefining supervision when using transitional care management
How to protect your practice when data breach hits a partnerGood cybersecurity also means protecting patient data when it’s held by a business associate
Can virtual groups help independent practices?Viewed as a small-practice savior for data reporting, CMS has yet to reveal how they can assist with quality metrics
The key to making virtual visits a digital success
The key to making virtual visits a digital successPatients seek digital connections
GOP Doctors Caucus: We’re watching MACRAThe 16-member caucus remain concerned about how the law could affect physicians.