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A rare condition that often happens to people with very poor eyesight

I have known him for over thirty years. He has been legally blind for the past five. He tends to be a practical, no-nonsense man. The other day, he seemed restless and very concerned as he lowered his voice and said: “I don’t want you to come to the conclusion that I’m crazy, but I’m […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Conditions, PA NP, Ophthalmology, CRNA


Why doesn’t the allied health field play a larger role in the care of patients?

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals defines the allied health sector as “professionals that are involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation, and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation and health systems management, among others. Allied health professionals, to name a few, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Le...
Tags: Health, Policy, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


The old days of medicine are gone

In the last decade, specifically in the last five to six years, we have seen the gradual disempowerment of America’s physicians as well as their unfortunate patients. Starting with health management organizations, managed care, all the way to the insurance exchange, doctoring has been forcefully wrestled away from physicians only to be placed into the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Practice Management, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Innovaccer nabs $11 million from Microsoft’s VC arm to give doctors a better window into patient heatlh

Cracking the silos of digital health records promises to bring better care to patients by better informing doctors, according to Abhinav Shashank, the chief executive officer of San Francisco-based startup Innovaccer . Shashank’s company is just wrapping up a $35 million round of financing with a new $11 million commitment from Microsoft’s investment arm M12 (formerly known as Microsoft Ventures). The corporate investor joins Westbridge, and Lightspeed Partners, who previously committed to the...
Tags: Health, TC, Microsoft, California, San Francisco, Tech, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Nebraska, Health Care, University Of California, Enterprise Software, Puerto Rico, Primary Care, Westbridge, Abhinav Shashank


A call for the end of routine opioid use after wisdom tooth removal

We are writing as a parent and a dentist to spread a message to parents and dental health care providers across Canada: there are alternatives to prescribing opioids after wisdom tooth removal. Removing wisdom teeth is considered by many as a rite of passage for teenagers. It is one of the most common surgical procedures […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Canada, Pain Management, Medications, Primary Care, Meds, PA NP, CRNA


The elderly couple who bought vitamins at the grocery store

I recently stopped by our local grocery store after work to pick up a handful of items to bring home. With only four items in hand, I luckily found a short checkout line behind this lovely elderly couple who were almost done and ready to pay. As they smiled and made small talk with the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, Geriatrics, PA NP, CRNA


A physician’s New Year’s resolutions

2019 is here. I started my year by doing an urgent care shift on New Year’s day.  It was not quite as busy as I expected; most of the shifts I’ve done around the holidays were high-volume, with lots of flu, other respiratory infections, and lacerations sustained while cooking holiday meals.  New Year’s day was […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


How carefully do most patients or doctors read medical forms?

Does any living, breathing human believe that there is not enough paperwork in our lives? While we are all burdened, I believe that the medical profession is uniquely deluged with an absurd volume of documentation requirements, most of which should be filed under “N” for nonsense. Ask any physician or nurse about this and have […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Patient care suffers when you squeeze patients into a tight schedule

86 minutes. That’s what I found when I added up how late patients were through a single practice session earlier in the week. Some patients arrived on time, and some a few minutes early, but the average was about 8 minutes late, ranging up to one patient who showed up an hour and 12 minutes […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


We need to be more focused on those patients who find the holidays hard

I am beginning to think that we should not see chronic care patients between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. It just makes us look bad. Our quality metrics make the last blood pressure and the previous diabetic lab test of the year for each of our patients our final report card. We should quit while […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


The clinical burden of documentation

The purpose of clinical documentation is to efficiently communicate critical data to peers in a readable fashion while meeting compliance and billing requirements. This documentation should not represent a data dump. Physicians continually increase our dependence on technology as the digital age deluges us with data. Accessing the right information at the right time is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Primary Care, Health IT, PA NP, CRNA


Interpersonal medicine already exists. It’s called family medicine.

A commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Beyond Evidence-Based Medicine” received much well-deserved criticism for not only mischaracterizing EBM, but advocating for a novel approach, “interpersonal medicine,” that was explicitly codified in the recognition of the U.S. specialty of family practice nearly 50 years ago. Here’s what the authors wrote about this practice of medicine that […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs ...
Tags: Health, New England Journal of Medicine, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Reclaiming our mission in medicine

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. When reading (or writing) blog posts, it’s easy to be left with a mostly negative and often depressing view of the current state of medicine.  This is completely understandable as people usually write on topics and issues about which they feel strongly, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Net promoter scoring needs to be tweaked for medicine

Net promoter scoring (NPS) measures customer experience and predicts business growth. Recently it is becoming more common for health networks to adopt NPS. The word “customer” should be a red flag. In medicine, we do not have customers; we have patients. It is common practice for a patient to receive a text message after they leave […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Nps, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


The pros and cons of practicing medicine in a rural setting

This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. Wide open spaces. Fresh, clean air. No people for miles around. The advantages of rural living are plentiful, but there are disadvantages, too, especially when it comes to health care; being way out in the country likely means the choices for doctors, clinics and hospitals are severely […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


The generational differences of physicians

It is a known fact, but every generation feels that they had it worst and that other generations have it made. “When I went to school we had to walk uphill in the snow both ways!” says every grandparent I identify myself with the Generation X physicians, finishing medical school in 1997 and my radiology […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


How to spark the attention of patients

I’ve been mean to my body lately. And since I know better, I talk negatively to myself about why I continue to be mean to my body. Lately, I’ve been considering why I do this — why we do this — and how to think about ourselves differently. Several months ago I had immobilizing low […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Primary Care, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA


Too many moving parts: Physicians can’t own it all anymore

A few days ago, I made a call to my neurologist’s office. The fourth call about the same issue. I needed my migraine medication and wasn’t able to get it. I was almost ready to give up and give in to having migraines on a daily basis. None of the usual preventative medications have worked […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Neurology, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


After a partial retirement, what this physician misses the most

This weekend was bliss.  I went from Friday night to Monday morning without a single phone call.  No nursing homes were needing to send a patient to the emergency room: no new fevers or unexpected falls.  I can honestly say that it is the first time in more than a decade that I have gone […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


To do population health right, think about individuals

How do we change the way we think about taking care of patients, particularly when it comes to not the individual patient sitting in front of us, but a whole population of patients just like them (or somewhat like them)? In our practice, we have been struggling with how to best do population health, trying […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


When the buck stops with primary care

“Red” McDougall had terrible leg pains soon after going to bed. He did have a bad back, and some mild spinal stenosis, but I hadn’t heard much about that in the past few years. He was dealing with the ache in his legs when he was on his feet too long. A few months ago […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, McDougall, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Solving physician burnout requires so much more than self-care

So many people are suggesting that if only doctors practice self-care we could deflect burnout before it overtakes us. Yes, physicians are probably the worst professionals for taking care of ourselves. We work long hours,  answer calls at all hours of the night, take little vacation, work in stressful situations, and often face hostility in […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Health care professionals must always be on their A game

I was having dinner with somebody not so long ago, and the conversation turned to what life is like as a physician. I always find it interesting to have these conversations with people who are not in the medical field, especially those who have got their ideas from watching medical shows on television! The person […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Applying to residency as an osteopathic medical student: myths and realities

In the last year of medical school, all medical students are faced with important decisions about where they would like to complete their residency. For osteopathic students, one key element of this decision is to what extent do they want to be a minority within their program. I am an osteopathic physician. Osteopathy is core […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Getting to a minimum viable product (MVP) health care app: Partner with physicians

Over the course of several years, IBM’s fledgling Watson for Oncology program has received a wide range of reviews. Among them is a harsh critique published by Gizmodo.  The article is filed under the keywords “AI,” “Watson,” “health,” “health care,” and “Doctor: This product is a piece of shit.” The last keyword is courtesy of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Ibm, Watson, Mobile Health, Gizmodo, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


We should not be in a hurry to label a sign or symptom pathognomonic

“Pathognomonia.” I do not believe this is a real word. That’s OK. I don’t care if it isn’t. I have wanted to write this little blurb several times over a period of a few years. My theme is related to what we physicians regard as pathognomonic — i.e., definitive proof of a particular condition based […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


A physician was barred from attending any future IT meetings

In the mid-1990s, I was working as the medical director for a national computer processing company that had the medical policy and utilization review contract for many Medicaid programs in the United States. Within the first few weeks of being hired, I was invited to attend an IT meeting where the computer project supervisor was […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, United States, Primary Care, Health IT, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


When consumerism and convenience goes wild for no good reason

I have received several phone calls in the last few weeks from young adults requesting information about their last vaccinations. They are traveling to areas of the world that suggest or require certain vaccines and do not remember if they had them or not. Others are applying for positions of employment which require travel and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Electronic health records: Separating the signal from the noise

5,177. That’s the current number of “cc’ed charts” as of this morning in my electronic health record in-basket. While it might sound like a lot, this is not at all an unusual accumulation, partly due to the fact that I receive a notation every time a patient at our practice gets a flu shot, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Health IT, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


3 lessons this physician learned from her patients

I recently completed my internal medicine residency training.  Three years, thousands of hours, thousands of patients, thousands of decisions.  I certainly learned a lot from the past three years: everything from what “HFrEF” means and how to manage it, to treating recurrent C. difficile colitis, to how to share decision-making with patients about whether or not to start […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA



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