Modern Medicine Viewpoints

Political correctness’ collateral damage in healthcareIn all aspects of healthcare, we must be able to listen to, and keep confidential, anything that a patient shares, in whatever form it comes. By the same token, we must be able to communicate frankly and openly with patients conveying the necessary message.
Physicians struggle to manage quality measuresRead on to find out how physicians have been battling quality measures this year.
Top 11 advice physicians would give their younger selves
Top 11 advice physicians would give their younger selvesNo matter the profession, everyone wishes they could go back in time and provide sage wisdom to their younger selves to help ease the path that awaits them.
ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 5—Misleading information and misinformation
ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 5—Misleading information and misinformationIn Part 5 of his five-part blog series on vision care plan gripes, Carl Spear, OD, MBA, FAAO, discusses how misleading and wrong information can affect patients’ perceptions of your clinical care and practice.
6 things that drive ODs crazy during the holidays
6 things that drive ODs crazy during the holidaysFind out what drives your fellow ODs crazy during the holidays.
Understanding the techniques of eye removal
Understanding the techniques of eye removalThree techniques used for eye removal: evisceration, enucleation, and exenteration. Each procedure has specific indications, and each procedure has its advantages, disadvantages, and complications.
Use social media to market LASIK to millennials
Use social media to market LASIK to millennialsRecently at our laser vision center, we widened the scope of our social media outreach to include millennials who may be interested in finding out more about available refractive eye care options.
Patients increasingly disrespectful to physiciansTo get ready, we are teasing each challenge and how it has affected the healthcare industry. Read on to find out how physicians have been struggling to manage patient satisfaction, and lack thereof, this year.
9 ways doctors have it worse than everyone else
9 ways doctors have it worse than everyone elsePhysicians face many obstacles in their quest to provide quality care to patients. Imagine if other professions had to deal with some of the same challenges.
Balancing work and home as an OD during the holidays
Balancing work and home as an OD during the holidaysTracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, FAAO describes how her life as an OD during the holidays changed over time. From after graduation to having her own family, Dr. Swartz finds that the balance has changed.