Watercooler wisdom: Patient satisfaction My clinic is restructuring its physician compensation model, which has led to much consternation among my colleagues. Top 8 tips to reboot your practice With all the pressures facing independent practices—from adjusting to value-based payments to meeting the growing demands of patients—business innovators may provide some key practice management lessons. Obamacare is severely holding DPC back from succeeding July 16, 2016 By Anish Koka A successful DPC model makes the current version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) even more unworkable than it already is. Changing FDA regs impact dermatologists, patients July 14, 2016 By Lisette Hilton Recent actions around drug compounding, sunscreen ingredient approvals, drugs and medical devices, cosmetic product marketing and more will affect your practice. Stay informed. Are educated patients good for medicine? July 10, 2016 By James F. Sweeney Dr. Google often dispenses advice before appointments—here’s how to handle being the second opinion. Tips on how to talk to patients about Zika risks With every passing summer day, the Zika virus alarm becomes more urgent in the United States, making it more important that physicians both address it and dispel rumors with their patients. Physicians chart new path into direct primary care June 25, 2016 By Janet Colwell Entrepreneurial docs make it work by cutting out third-party payers and negotiating with suppliers Independent doctors find success with physician-led ACOs There are over 600 accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the United States—and half of them are physician-led. Financial Self-Defense for Dermatologists Education is crucial for protecting yourself from possible misconduct from financial advisors. Recognizing these red flags can help you choose wisely and avoid mistakes. The integral role of primary care in end-of-life care When it comes to end-of-life issues across all ages, the primary care physician(s) who know the family best should have an integral role in the formal bedside decision-making process. Furthermore, primary care physicians should be compensated for the time it takes at the bedside to assist in directing the best care for these patients.