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The opioid pain paradoxI was recently discussing the complexities of opioid management of chronic pain with a medical student, when I recalled the following story.
Top 7 reasons women doctors need prenupsLady doctors, if you’ve taken Beyonce’s advice to heart and “put a ring on it,” then I have another message for you: Get a prenup.
Dr. Google is now Dr. Facebook adIn today’s world, “internet” and “privacy” feel like opposites that do not belong in the same sentence.
Waiting on Congress to fix healthcare could be hazardous to physicians
Waiting on Congress to fix healthcare could be hazardous to physiciansNow that we’ve seen what’s in the Republican’s senate healthcare bill, it’s unlikely health insurers will reverse their business-driven decisions.
Physician-designed EHRs work better for doctorsAnyone can design their own EHR. You don't even have to be a programmer to get started. You just have to have ideas and know what you want. The building blocks are already there. There is no need to reinvent the wheel.
Top 6 things physicians need to know about MACRA, Obamacare repealIt was a confusing week for physicians to figure out proposed MACRA rules and dissect the Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare. Let me help make sense of them both.
Physicians should unite … to support Obamacare repealDespite your feelings on the Senate and House bills, now is the time for physicians to speak up and get involved.
Wealth should not make health. Period.
Wealth should not make health. Period.In America, there is an incontrovertible truth: the richer you are, the healthier you are likely to be.
Tips for auditing physician employee personnel foldersHave you ever done an audit of your employee personnel folders to review the actual information that has made its way into these folders? There have been many Department of Labor changes in the past couple of years, so now would be a good time to pull several folders and analyze the contents.
Tackling the tricky task of dividing quality bonus paymentsIf we are going to survive going forward with the changes in payments from all of our insurers, we must stand as one group all together for the common good of providing quality care.