Office procedures

Common Elective Orthopedic Procedures: Does Research Support Their Use?
September 15, 2021

What does the evidence show for the clinical effectiveness of 10 of the most common elective orthopedic procedures? A recent umbrella review sheds light.

OSHA COVID-19 Health Screening & Medical Management for Health Care Employees
June 18, 2021

The OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard ensures health care employees the right to full protection from COVID-19 exposure, ongoing remuneration in case of illness, and immunity from retaliation.

Preventing Medical Errors: Pandemic Lessons Learned
May 06, 2021

Patients infected with COVID-19 have overwhelmed hospitals and their personnel. The consequences of depleted resources, severe stress, and inexperience hold essential lessons.

Telemedicine: House Calls for the Millennium
July 27, 2015

After a virtual visit offering useful medical advice, I have found the patient more likely to follow up. Isn’t that the essence of primary care?

Physical Exams: Where’s the Beef?
March 05, 2015

Here’s a call to neither “praise nor bury” the annual physical, but rather to determine its scientific efficacy in specific contexts.

Best Medical Apps Reviewed on iMedicalApps
February 23, 2015

Here’s a review of 6 medical apps that might make your life a little easier.

The Annual Physical-RIP?
February 17, 2015

The “annual physical” is archaic. But losing the art of physical exam also harms patients and costs us all a lot of money.

5 Common Practice Denials in Internal Medicine and Remedies
December 10, 2014

What the title doesn't tell you is that these denials are "unexpected." That can only mean more work for multitasking office staff. See if these are common in your practice, and learn how to avoid them.

5 Common Practice Denials in Family and Internal Medicine
August 01, 2014

Denied claims take revenue off your balance sheet and frustrate the staff tasked with processing them. Are any of the top 5 here familiar to you?

In HIV-HCV–Coinfected Patients, How to Avoid Hepatic Decompensation?
November 12, 2013

Patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV can develop rapidly progressive liver fibrosis.