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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.
The benefits of physician volunteeringHow giving back to the community can recharge
How to use a budget to boost practice performanceBuilding a sound financial plan can help protect from financial instability while charting a successful path forward
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?
When to consult hospice in end-stage Alzheimer’s diseasewWen should you, as the primary provider, ask for a hospice consult?
If you operate a medical practice, you should be outsourcingAs if giving your key employees menial tasks isn’t enough to consider outsourcing, the ever-changing landscape of the medical industry should be the deciding factor.
Docs sound off, question MOCPhysicians question value of process
Maintaining certification: gold standard or is luster tarnished?Maintaining certification, specifically under the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), has come under fire for a number of reasons, ranging from test material that has no connection to day-to-day practice to the salaries of those running the organization.
Protect your practice with a restrictive covenantThe most common healthcare restrictive covenant is a non-competition covenant.
MOC-limiting laws spreading to additional states
MOC-limiting laws spreading to additional statesAt least 21 states now have passed or considered bills to protect physicians who choose not to fulfill American Board of Medical Specialties requirements for Maintenance of Certification