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ratings

Can you trust online physician ratings? | Medical Blog

Many people believe you can. But here’s what a recent article in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) about the reliability of online user ratings regarding buying a

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scrubs

Should Doctors and Nurses Wear Scrubs in Public? | Medical Blog

Being “old school,” I don’t like to see people wearing scrubs outside of the hospital. But there is no evidence that bacteria on scrubs spread disease, and a large number of ancillary hospital personnel wear scrubs.

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Doctor in showing digital tablet with rising arrow for success.

Overestimating the effect of medical errors can be detrimental | Medical Blog

An issue with inflated numbers like 251,000 and 440,000 is that they are repeated by naïve journalists… A musician’s cancer diagnosis could have been made 4 years

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bricks-wall-blocks

Don’t Build That Wall, At Least Not in Medicine | Medical Blog

While certain politicians pontificate about building a wall to separate the US from surrounding countries, people passionately debate the issue. Doctors are included in this and arguments

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Sand crab on Oregon Coast

Decisions made in Orlando: Is there any law more misunderstood than HIPAA? | Medical Blog

On the morning of the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, a tweet by CNN stated, “The White House waived HIPAA regulations so that hospitals could talk with

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door-termination

Avoid Patient Abandonment: 8 Tips for Termination | Medical Blog

The law governing medical abandonment is predicated on the more dependent status of the patient in the relationship with the physician. Abandonment in the medical setting means

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white-coat-doctor

Mystery solved: Keep your white coats. And your sleeves. | Medical Blog

My research staff recently came across a paper that directly addressed this problem. As they say on the Internet, “The results will make your jaw drop.” The

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live-surgery-broadcast-feature-image

Patient Dies 90 Min After Live Broadcast Surgery | Medical Blog

"Was the delay in deciding to open influenced by the presence of an audience of 100 surgeons expecting to see a laparoscopic liver resection?"

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line-people-waiting

A Radical Step: The ‘Bump List’ | Medical Blog

“Our proposal is to create a ‘bump list’ made up of patients who call up seeking a same- or next-day appointment. We have decided to try something

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mirror

The Doctor in the Mirror | Medical Blog

“Many people see doctors and see arrogance or greed. Others see caring souls. The doctor in the mirror sees a broken soul and carries much suffering.” –

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waiting-room-empty-chairs

Coping With the No-Shows | Medical Blog

5,941. Are you kidding me? Disturbed by a rising no-show rate in our residents’ practices, we ran the numbers the other day. Looking back over the past

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pills-medication-medicine-bottle

The Opioid Epidemic: What Was the Joint Commission’s Role? | Medical Blog

"This set the tone for clinicians—patients are always to be trusted to report pain accurately."

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Hands-Tied

10 Signs of Child Trafficking in Medical Care | Feature

A critical summary of screening and intervention techniques all health professionals should be aware of. Human trafficking is often thought of as an issue faced by other

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white-coat-on-hanger-feature-image

Should Doctors Wear White Coats? The Debate Continues | Medical Blog

An infectious disease fellow at the Harvard Medical School is convinced that white coats are covered in bacteria and cause infections. But in a post on a

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phone-operator-keyboard

Doctor Curmudgeon®: Coming soon! Your government presents… | Medical Blog

The United States Government Healthcare Appointment line! SCENE; JUST A SHORT TIME INTO THE FUTURE OPERATOR:   RECORDED VOICE: United States Health Care appointment line. You must first find

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turf-wars

Caribbean invasion: Medical school turf wars | Medical Blog

"Medical school tuition has outpaced inflation by 6 times. I agree with the chancellor. I don’t think human illness is a commodity to be sold in the marketplace."

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liposuction-lipo-surgery

Lipo Blunders, Yet a 4-Star Doc Rating | Medical Blog

“My specialty that I love to do is the Brazilian butt lift. I'm known to be very aggressive when it comes to liposuction.” - Dr. Omulepu

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kids-children

Child Abuse Awareness Month: Fighting the Monster Under the Bed | Medical Blog

"As healthcare professionals we are bound by duty to report suspected cases and help these kids. But even the medical community often fails in this regard."

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crime-scene-investigation

Healthcare CSI: Our Patients the Victims | Medical Blog

The crime scene is the US healthcare system scattered in clinics, private practices, and hospitals throughout the country. The system lies in tatters on the ground with

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curbside-consult-doctor-talking

Liability FAQs: “Curbside consult—an established physician-patient relationship?” | Medical Blog

Dr. MedLaw answers pressing questions about when someone legally becomes a physician's patient.

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