In this installment of Sight Lines, J.C. Noreika, MD, MBA, talks with Thomas Ebner, MD, a community-based surgeon from Medina, OH, who, in his retirement after a fulfilling career of more than 30 years, brings his expertise, care, and compassion to the underserved of Kenya. Though Dr. Ebner’s expertise is in general orthopedic practice, his passion for volunteerism is universal among many professionals in the greater medical community, including ophthalmology. Dr. Ebner shares the challenges and insights he has gained in his second career.
n this installment of Sight Lines, J.C. Noreika, MD, MBA, talks with Michael L. Stark, JD, who has represented physicians for more than 50 years as his primary client base. Among the topics they discuss is the watershed moment that enabled physicians to incorporate and take advantage of business-tax deduction provisions.
: In this installment of Sight Lines, Gary Brown, MD, MBA, and Melissa Brown, MD, MN, MBA, discuss their work quantifying the value of ophthalmic care as it relates to the improvement of patients’ quality of life. Their use of Quality-Adjusted Life-Years methodology allows comparison of cost-effectiveness of medical, pharmacologic, and surgical interventions within and across specialties.
With the vast of information available online these days, it is only natural to want to search via ‘Google’ a past or current love, or even a potential employer to find out more about them.
Patients also tend to search the Internet for physician recommendations—or negative comments—before choosing the right doctor for their ailment.
But do physicians do the same for their patients? More importantly, is that even an acceptable practice?
Welcome to the latest installment of “Sight Lines,” a feature in which J.C. Noreika, MD, MBA, an ophthalmologist in Medina, OH, discusses trends in ophthalmology, medicine, and health care with key leaders in their fields. In this issue, Dr. Noreika talks with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH).
In this ongoing series of one-on-one interviews with key ophthalmic leaders, J.C. Noreika, MD, MBA, talks with Samuel Masket, MD, clinical professor of ophthalmology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In his practice, Dr. Masket sees a high volume of patients referred for dysphototopsia and addresses issues related to the condition. Dr. Masket also highlights some of his many achievements and contributions to cataract and refractive surgery and tracks the field’s trends—from the infancy of phacoemulsification and lens implant cataract surgery to femtosecond lasers and extended depth-of-focus IOLs.