Terri Pickering, MD

Ophthalmologists called upon to help impaired colleaguesOphthalmologists must take an active role in preventing impaired colleagues from hurting patients, according to Terri Pickering, MD.
Ubiquitous steroid use posing unwitting cause for glaucomaAll corticosteroids matter when it comes to the risk of an intraocular pressure (IOP) response, and that is an important point for ophthalmologists to remember because opportunities for corticosteroid exposure are growing.
New evidence emerging on XFS development, progression
Providers navigate effects of 'Obamacare' with steps for increased efficiencyNegotiating the twists and turns that will be inherent to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)—commonly known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare”–could be tricky, said Terri Pickering, MD. In order to succeed, ophthalmologists must be aware of and ready for the inevitable changes.
Why cultural competency in medical care mattersCultural competency in medical care matters because it improves outcomes, is imperative because of demographic shifts, and is the law.
Practitioners responsible for delivering culturally competent careCultural competency is defined as the application of cultural knowledge and interpersonal and clinical skills to enhance effectiveness in managing patient care. It is important because of increasing cultural and language diversity that can contribute to health disparities, and it is the law.