May 21st, 2013
Doctors are tasked with many duties each day. Out of all of their obligations, however, caring for patients must remain their top priority. When doctors would rather not get bogged down with paperwork or keeping records, they can hire employees to help them manage their offices. These workers can assist a doctor in keeping his or her office functioning in an orderly manner.
Most doctors who have private offices hire nurses. Nurses are utilized as a first Read the rest of this entry »
March 27th, 2013
For smaller practices and individual practitioners, managing expenses and ensuring that you are able to meet all of your financial needs and obligations is an essential concern. Failing to attend to such matters can result in considerable problems and complications that have the potential to disrupt even larger and more well established practices. Journals that detail the resources and assistance that may be made available can be of great benefit for medical professionals and health-care providers, especially those that may be establishing a new practice or making due with a limited patient base. Read the rest of this entry »
July 12th, 2012
The best doctors include doctors who are innovative and always willing to learn. Even the ones that are described as the best by their peers are so because they are open to new and interesting ideas.
So, the best doctors are sought after by the best hospitals and institutions and they are often most the teaching hospitals. Teaching hospitals allow doctors to see many situations from trauma to chronic illnesses and rare diseases.
The best doctors are always willing to learn from more senior and experienced doctors and love to Read the rest of this entry »
September 10th, 2011
This is truly a complex question, it’s true that insurance companies do employ some physicians for claim and qualification purposes; however, the AMA’s code of ethics is also a document in play for physicians (at least those in the United States). In today’s world insurance companies tend to dictate the type of care and tests that can be conducted by a medical professional, because it comes down to will the professional be paid for their services and technology? Some physicians will alert a patient that Read the rest of this entry »
August 26th, 2011
People often question whether insurance companies work for doctors, especially in some cases of worker’s compensation. In a worker’s compensation claim a worker is supposed to be reimbursed financially for an injury that he or she acquired on the job. The claim goes through the job, then to an insurance company. This insurance company may send the injured worker to a specific doctor that it has lined up. The insurance company does not work for that doctor, but it may prefer that specific doctor for several reasons which will be covered.Didn’t catch that? This explains it.
August 14th, 2011
As lawmakers debate the logistics of President Obama’s health care overhaul and other equally important healthcare related matters doctors in congress make a difference. Politicians often cast their vote based on the sentiments of their constituents without fully understanding the complexity of an issue while a practicing physician has firsthand experience in dealing with the reality of health care economics such as the denial of a necessary procedure or medication by insurance carriers.
Insurance reimbursement is a factor most doctors will need to consider in how they will treat each individual patient. The physician must consider the Read the rest of this entry »
June 29th, 2011
Some of the best medical journals in the country come from college towns. Small hamlets of culture and intellectualism where home security companies and officers help residents at night and trendy restaurants stay open for decades. Here are a few of our favorites:
Dermatology Online Journal: Published by the University of California, this medical journal is rife with information about the ever-changing dermatological field. Experts weigh in on Read the rest of this entry »
May 7th, 2011
In 2008 I happen to be the proud recipient of a four artery bypass. While getting the bypass the Doctor discovered an anurysm on the root of my Aorta. He determined that it required fixing and did just that.
The way I came to getting to this point was a strange situation. My doctor asked me to take a stress test, which is very difficult because I have had a left hip replacement and have had problems and cannot walk for any long distance. After the test, I was told that the doctor would contact me in a week Read the rest of this entry »
April 23rd, 2011
With the rising cost of prescription medications in the United States, many people are turning to the neighbor to our South for their prescription needs. There has been an incredible debate over rather the drugs from Canada are safe for Americans. The FDA has made several statements against purchasing drugs in Canada, but their reasons have been incredibly limited.
Rod Blagojevich, an Illinois governor had proposed legislation that would have given state employees the ability to obtain inexpensive prescriptions from Canadian sources. During the research for the legislation, which eventually failed, there was much debate Read the rest of this entry »
April 11th, 2011
The Food and Drug Administration, also known as the FDA, is necessary for the protection of public health. This agency assures the security, safety and efficiency of both veterinary and human drugs. They are the agency in control of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics and cosmetic testing, medical devices, and products such as biological products and such products that emit radiation. One may more commonly know of the FDA for their role in protecting the public’s’ health by educating on healthy food choices, ensuring the safety of widely prescribed medications, attempting to reduce smoking Read the rest of this entry »