CME Activities (view all)

By: Michael M. Givertz, MD

CME/CE: Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment

According to data from the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), heart failure (HF) is a common but often unrecognized and misdiagnosed condition that affects nearly 6

By: Andre C. Kalil, MD, MPH, FACP, FCCM, FIDSA

CME/CE – New Guidelines: Managing Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia & Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are estimated to account for 20% to 25% of all hospital-acquired infections, and about 10% to 15% of these cases

By: Thomas Patterson, MD

CME/CE: Updated Guidance on Invasive Aspergillosis

In 2008, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) released a guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of aspergillosis, a fungal infection caused by the airborne mold

By: Amber K. Sabbatini, MD, MPH

CME/CE – ED Return Visits: Examining Outcomes & Costs

Ensuring safe transitions of care is an important goal for promoting better patient experiences, improving the quality of outcomes, and reducing costs. All-cause hospital readmissions are now

Doctor's Voice (view all)

By: Doctor Curmudgeon®

Are doctors wimps? Hippocrates & Maimonides walk into a bar…

I was growling. Stacks of papers desecrated my desk. The EMR was giving me trouble. I began to curse ….suddenly…. There was a flash of lightening… In

By: Skeptical Scalpel

How has United Airlines done since the doctor was manhandled?

  Three months ago I blogged about the doctor who was dragged off a United plane in Chicago and the airline’s response to the incident. The CEO

By: Skeptical Scalpel

An unusual cause of shoulder pain

  A woman in Montréal underwent a total hysterectomy for ovarian cancer back in March, and from the moment she woke up from anesthesia, had shoulder pain

By: Halee Fischer-Wright, MD

The Paradigm Shifts Needed in Healthcare

There’s a lot wrong with healthcare today. Especially the medications they have now a days and all the side effects. Just like the prescription xarelto, check out

Recent Features (view all)

By: Catherine Hambley, PhD

Physicians Practice: How to Engage in Difficult Discussions With Staff

The author of this article is Catherine Hambley, PhD, an organizational psychologist who leverages brain science to promote effectiveness and positive change.  Of the many challenges physicians

By: Sarah J. Clark, MPH

What To Do with Your Leftover Pain Drugs

Throughout the United States, the rates of prescription pain drug addiction and death continue to increase, placing a substantial burden on the nation’s healthcare system. This problem

By: Kevin Curl, MD

Statin & Aspirin Use Post-CABG

If left untreated, about half of bypass vein grafts become occluded within 10 years of surgery. “Both statins and aspirin carry class I indications from the American


#PWChat Recap: Defensive Medicine & Related Costs

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued last night with an energetic discussion focusing on defensive medicine and related costs. It was co-hosted by Jeff Segal, MD, JD,