Modern Medicine Viewpoints

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.
10 holiday dos and don’ts for ODs in 2017
10 holiday dos and don’ts for ODs in 2017We asked ODs to share holiday dos and don’ts in effort to keep your holidays humming. Two big themes emerged: prioritizing family time and not allowing the stress to get you down. Take a look.
Physicians struggling to hold onto independenceWe are teasing each challenge and how it has affected the healthcare industry. Read on to find out how physicians have been struggling this year to remain independent in the face of value-based care initiatives
Here’s how physicians can combat patient gripesI was recently inspired by another article in Medical Economics, and curiously, have a solution for each legitimate gripe, based on decades of sorting through the combatants in this health-care disaster we’re engaged in on a daily basis.
The vanishing act of solo practiceHealthcare is being delivered in a different environment from that of our predecessors, Dr. Wheeland says. Is it still possible for the solo dermatologist to succeed?
Physicians fed up with ever-changing healthcare insurance marketFor the fifth consecutive year, Medical Economics will reveal its list of obstacles physicians say they face in the coming year and, more importantly, how to overcome them. As we did last year, we asked readers to tell us what challenges they face each day and where they need solutions.