primary care

Can physicians maintain independence while working as part of a large system?
Can physicians maintain independence while working as part of a large system?Over the past 5 years, there has been a major shift in physician practice models, with fewer doctors working in the small, physician-run practices that were considered standard in years past.
Don't let patients bringing politics into the exam room give you a migraine
Don't let patients bringing politics into the exam room give you a migraineContentiousness. Rage. Hate. Political talk often becomes anything but a civil conversation, and these days, patients are bringing their politics with them into exam rooms.
How can doctors cure America’s ‘sickness’?Doctors can play a key role in addressing the ills of healthcare in the U.S., according to journalist and physician Elisabeth Rosenthal
Hospitalists, PCPs bad at communication and its hurting patient careThe American health care delivery system is reaching a point of crisis.
Everything doctors need to know about patient sexual orientation, gender identityMany health experts believe that by knowing whether a patient is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or straight, physicians can be more alert to a person’s medical needs and more thoughtful in interactions.
Do younger doctors outperform older physicians?Do patients prefer Marcus Welby, MD, or Derek Shepherd, McDreamy, for their physician? The former, a well-seasoned veteran of medical science, the latter, a recently educated young doctor?
Here’s how physicians can impact healthcare policies
Here’s how physicians can impact healthcare policiesWhile physicians are charged with directing referrals, diagnostic tests and treatment options, every physician operates under the rules, regulations and restrictions of the government, the payers and the employer.
Physicians: Your fate lies in the hands of one of your ownIn a conference room in the U.S. Capitol, 13 members of the U.S. Senate are working on changing the way physicians will practice medicine and patients will receive care for years to come.
Top 10 primary care doctors to follow on TwitterSome physicians embrace social media and use it to assist their peers and patients. Here are 10 of the best primary care accounts you should follow.
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.