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Photographing Patients

Doctors began photographing patients as soon as cameras were invented. For over a century, there...

Tips To Prepare for a Malpractice Deposition

A deposition is not to find out the facts.  That is what the medical record is for. A deposition is not a battle.  That is what the trial is for. A deposition is a job interview.  You are being interviewed for the position of...

Q&A: Mask Mandates and Disability

Q: My patient who had a lobectomy 2 years ago for a lung abscess recovered well. She mentioned feeling short of breath when required to do more strenuous activities but that she could deal with it if she rested. She never...

Can You Give a Gift to a Patient?

If a patient is also a friend, you can give them a personal gift, but if you are considering general gifting, then you need to bear two laws in mind: the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Law, which...

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