*  CME/MOC | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.. The American College of Physicians designates this journal-based CME Activity, Annals articles, for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.. The American College of Physicians designates this Enduring Material, In the Clinic, for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.. The American College of Physicians designates this Enduring Material, ACP Ethics Manual, Sixth Edition, for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with ...
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*  CME/MOC | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.. The American College of Physicians designates this journal-based CME Activity, Annals articles, for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.. The American College of Physicians designates this Enduring Material, In the Clinic, for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.. The American College of Physicians designates this Enduring Material, ACP Ethics Manual, Sixth Edition, for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with ...
  http://cme.annals.org/aim/cme
*  Physicians as Leaders in the Improvement of Health Care Systems | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians
Physicians are often asked to assume leadership roles in their practices, hospitals, and academic departments.These positions can be excellent leverage points for improvement of health care quality. To make optimal use of these opportunities, physicians must learn how to lead. This paper is intended to be a primer for physicians who are asked to lead and want to learn how to lead well. A body of knowledge that physician-leaders should acquire is described, and case examples are used to address such topics as the nature of leadership, the relation between leadership and management, and ways in which physicians might approach a new leadership assignment. Guidelines for physicians who must play the role of followers are offered, and challenges that physicians who lead other physicians may face are described. ...
  http://annals.org/aim/article/711416/physicians-leaders-improvement-health-care-systems
*  Find a Physician or Provider - Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers - 708-422-6200
Little Company of Mary Network. Little Company of Mary Health Providers (LCMHP) is a partnership between 180 Chicagoland area physicians and Little Company of Mary Hospital. LCMHP's physicians are committed to providing you and your family with compassionate and expert care. This dedicated team of physicians pursue a mission of healing.. The health plans listed for each physician are only to be used as a guide; please verify the physician's acceptance of your health plan by calling the physician's office. If you wish to speak with a physician referral specialist, call toll free 1-866-540-LCMH (5264).. ...
  http://www.lcmh.org/physicians/details.cfm?pageID=270&doctorID=789
*  Find a Physician or Provider - Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers - 708-422-6200
Little Company of Mary Network. Little Company of Mary Health Providers (LCMHP) is a partnership between 180 Chicagoland area physicians and Little Company of Mary Hospital. LCMHP's physicians are committed to providing you and your family with compassionate and expert care. This dedicated team of physicians pursue a mission of healing.. The health plans listed for each physician are only to be used as a guide; please verify the physician's acceptance of your health plan by calling the physician's office. If you wish to speak with a physician referral specialist, call toll free 1-866-540-LCMH (5264).. ...
  http://www.lcmh.org/physicians/details.cfm?pageID=270&doctorID=818
*  Find a Physician or Provider - Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers - 708-422-6200
Little Company of Mary Network. Little Company of Mary Health Providers (LCMHP) is a partnership between 180 Chicagoland area physicians and Little Company of Mary Hospital. LCMHP's physicians are committed to providing you and your family with compassionate and expert care. This dedicated team of physicians pursue a mission of healing.. The health plans listed for each physician are only to be used as a guide; please verify the physician's acceptance of your health plan by calling the physician's office. If you wish to speak with a physician referral specialist, call toll free 1-866-540-LCMH (5264).. ...
  http://www.lcmh.org/physicians/details.cfm?pageID=270&doctorID=826
*  Physicians Who Will Be Living the Future Should be Leading the Planning - CEP America
By the year 2020, when many in my generation of physicians are no longer practicing, healthcare will look very different due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The road ahead will require a lot of collaboration between physicians, hospitals, health plans, patients, and more. Physician leadership is now needed and wanted at all levels. And I think it is very important that younger physician leaders-the physicians who will actually be practicing in the future-join in the planning for and leadership of that future.. I am never surprised at just how talented and well-rounded physicians are. And I am not just talking about physicians that I work with, but all who successfully navigated med school. So the question is not whether there are enough good young leaders, but how they can most effectively be engaged and then empowered to lead?. Our medical group has recognized the value of physician leadership for decades. We promote ...
  http://www.cepamerica.com/news-resources/perspectives-on-the-acute-care-continuum/march-2013/physicians-who-will-be-living-the-future-should-be
*  Workers' Comp - Conflicting Medical Opinions - Treating Physician Opinion - Rejected - Marketing Residual Work Capacity -...
Although there was medical opinion which conflicted with that of claimant's treating physician, the commission was free to reject the treating physician's opinion in favor of other medical opinion where the treating physician's diagnosis is shaded by doubt and there is expert medical opinion contrary to his. The opinions of the other physicians, along with the ...
  http://valawyersweekly.com/1993/01/01/workers-comp-conflicting-medical-opinions-treating-physician-opinion-rejected-marketing-residual-work-capacity/
*  amfAR :: Treatment-Experienced Patients: Physician and Patient Perspectives on Choosing Antiretroviral Regimens (April 2005) ::...
Survey results demonstrated that both physicians and treatment-experienced HIV patients view reaching an undetectable viral load and increasing CD4 cells as very important to successful treatment. More than 80% of patients surveyed and 57% of their physicians view reaching an undetectable viral load as very important to successful treatment. Both patients (88%) and physicians (55%) view significantly increased CD4 cells as very important to successful treatment.. Physicians tend to underestimate their patients' willingness to use and comply with an injectable antiretroviral medication. A majority (79%) of patients said that they would be willing to try an injectable medication if it suppressed the virus and gave them more energy, and only 20% of physicians reported having major reservations about prescribing this type of medication. Overall, 68% of physicians surveyed reported minor or major reservations ...
  http://www.amfar.org/Articles/In-The-Lab/Older/Treatment-Experienced-Patients--Physician-and-Patient-Perspectives-on-Choosing-Antiretroviral-Regimens-
*  Physician age and outcomes in elderly patients in hospital in the US: observational study | The BMJ
In a national sample of elderly Medicare beneficiaries admitted to hospital with medical conditions, we found that patients treated by older physicians had higher 30 day mortality than those cared for by younger physicians, despite similar patient characteristics. These associations were found among physicians with low and medium volumes of patients but not among those with high volumes. Readmission rates and costs of care did not meaningfully vary with physician age. Taken together, our findings suggest that differences in practice patterns or process measures of quality between physicians with varying years of experience reported in previous studies123437 might have a meaningful impact on patient outcomes.. Mechanisms that could explain our current findings can be broadly categorized into effects of age ("age effects") versus effects arising from differences in how younger and older physicians trained ("cohort effects"). ...
  http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1797?ijkey=01d8c5810d170fe780180185a2c1798fb475094f&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha
*  Crawford Williamson Long | American physician | Britannica.com
Crawford Williamson Long: American physician traditionally considered the first to have used ether as an anesthetic in surgery. After serving in hospitals in New York City, Long returned to Georgia, where...
  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Crawford-Williamson-Long
*  Medical doctors legal definition of Medical doctors
Definition of Medical doctors in the Legal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. What is Medical doctors? Meaning of Medical doctors as a legal term. What does Medical doctors mean in law?
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*  Physicians Charged with Opioid Analgesic-Prescribing Offenses - Goldenbaum - 2008 - Pain Medicine - Wiley Online Library
That primary care physicians are overrepresented is not surprising. Given the estimated 50 million patients in chronic pain in the US [11] and the relative shortage of pain specialists to care for them [24], long-term chronic pain care generally defaults to the primary care arena where patients instead are served by primary care clinicians, many of whom lack specific training in pain medicine or addiction medicine.. The low rate of physician prosecutions in our study suggests that the reasons for the reluctance of physicians to prescribe opioid analgesics are complex. The widely publicized chilling effect of physician prosecution on physicians concerned with legal scrutiny over prescribing opioids [1] appears disproportionate to the relatively few cases in which convictions and regulatory actions have occurred. Thus other causal factors must be considered.. Although data from this study offer insight into the actual number of criminal and administrative ...
  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-4637.2008.00482.x/full?globalMessage=0
*  Home - National Physicians Alliance
The NPA offers a professional home to physicians across medical specialties who share a commitment to professional integrity and health justice.
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*  Can the Practice of Retainer Medicine Improve Primary Care? | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians
However, given the current and projected shortages of primary care physicians, there are better alternatives to the concierge model of practice. Primary care practice in an integrated health care system achieves significant benefits for both patients and physicians, without the public health implications of significantly reduced panel sizes. By leveraging technology and physician leadership, large systems, such as Kaiser Permanente, have achieved unparalleled access to primary and specialty care, market leading preventive health outcomes, and have created a culture of primary care practice that is both sustainable and rewarding. Members of Kaiser Permanente can send secure e-mails to their primary and specialty care physicians, see specialists within days (sometimes within the hour), and reap the benefits of the nation's largest civilian electronic medical record. Primary care physicians and patients both have the unique advantage of being ...
  http://annals.org/aim/article/1090711/can-practice-retainer-medicine-improve-primary-care
*  Successful Physician Transformation Strategies for the New H... : Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
It is becoming increasingly clear today, then, that a successful and sustainable physician practice-individual or group, single, or multispecialty-will be one that can prove, by clearly defined and appropriate metrics, that they are delivering high-quality and safe care while reducing costs, improving accessibility, and promoting health. These goals must be embedded into the physicians' practice strategies and operational performance, both clinically and administratively. In many cases, this will require physicians to embrace a new roadmap for change since the achievement of these goals is predominately dependent on the physicians' practice style. Why?. Physicians, first and foremost, drive the quality and safety of the clinical outcomes in concert with the nurses and other members of the care team. To achieve quality, they must actively participate in care management processes and support the utilization of evidence-based medical diagnostic ...
  http://journals.lww.com/jphmp/Fulltext/2013/11000/Successful_Physician_Transformation_Strategies_for.15.aspx
*  Non-Clinical Physician Jobs, Careers, and Opportunities: Administrative medicine: a medical specialty?
Back in 1986, there was an article published titled, "Administrative medicine: a new medical specialty?" The health care system has changed dramatically since then and the definition of "administrative medicine" continues to evolve as more physicians leave the bedside to pursue careers in business and administration. In 2009, Dr. Arthur Lazarus, a board member of the American College of Physician Executives, published a paper titled, "Professional and career issues in administrative medicine. ...
  http://www.nonclinicaljobs.com/2013/01/administrative-medicine-medical.html
*  Go to Patient Compliance Rated Low by Physicians According to a New DoctorDirectory.com Survey.
DoctorDirectory.com routinely surveys members of their physician healthcare community to stay abreast of trends and opinions within the healthcare industry. More than 200 physicians responded to the "Seeing Your Patients" study in June 2013.. 95% of the physicians that responded believe that 30% or less of their patients fully comply with medication dosing and treatment plans. Based upon these results, it appears that physicians have very low expectations regarding patient compliance with medication dosing and/or treatment plans.. The remainder of the survey focused on patient volume and time issues such as time spent with patients, number of patients seen in a week, and amount of time in between patients. Results showed that 69% of physicians spend between 15 and 30 minutes per appointment/patient. In addition, 65% reported that they have less than 5 minutes between patient visits. However, most (57%) felt that they had adequate time per ...
  http://blog.contactdd.com/patient-compliance-rated-low-physicians-according-new-doctordirectory-com-survey/
*  Don't you want the same treatment that addicted physicians get? - Dawn Farm | Michigan Addiction Treatment
Supportive services. "Supportive services used by these recovering physicians included AA or NA 12-step groups (92%), aftercare groups from their formal treatment programs (61%), and follow-up from the PHP monitors (53%)."2. Long-term support and monitoring. "After completion of initial formal addiction treatment, all PHPs developed a continuing care contract with the identified physician consisting of support, counseling, and monitoring for usually 5 years."1. Drug testing. "Physicians were tested on average twice a month, usually with more frequent testing at the start of the agreement period and reduced testing following periods of stable negative drug test results. For physicians with substance dependence, the average period of testing was 47 months."2. Dealing with relapse. "Relapses . . . were usually addressed by a combination of increased intensity of care and monitoring and by immediately informing family and colleagues of the physician to enlist ...
  http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/admissions/dont-want-treatment-addicted-physicians-get/
*  Evolving Role of Canada's Fee for Service Family Physicians 1994 to 2003: Provincial Profiles | CIHI
This new report, based on CIHI's National Physician Database, looks at how family doctors' billing practices have changed over the 10-year period from 1994 to 2003. The report looks at how family doctors practice in each of the provinces, focusing on a variety of health care services including office and hospital visits, mental health care, basic procedures (such as suturing and joint injection/aspiration), advanced procedures (like setting broken bones and intensive care/resuscitation), surgical services (such as appendectomies and tonsillectomies), anesthesia services, obstetrical care and assisting in the operating room. |p|Variations across jurisdictions and 10-year trends within each province are featured within the report. Data trends are examined across urban and rural settings, as well as for physician age and gender groups.|br||br| Contact: npdb@cihi.ca
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*  Videos | Physicians Practice
This year's Great American Physician Survey reveals that physicians are not happy with the direction healthcare is headed and fewer of them would recommend this career path. They also hand out grades to the Trump administration, reveal their health policy wish list, and more! Click here for the complete results.. ...
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*  New tool to predict the risk of death in COPD may help physicians to individualize... ( Researchers have developed an index .....
Health, ...Researchers have developed an index scale to help physicians predict a...Currently the BODE index is used by chest physicians to estimate a pa... The burden from COPD is so enormous that we need to reach out to any ...For the study Puhan and colleagues developed a simplified BODE index ...,New,tool,to,predict,the,risk,of,death,in,COPD,may,help,physicians,to,individualize,treatment,medicine,medical news today,latest medical news,medical newsletters,current medical news,latest medicine news
  http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news-1/New-tool-to-predict-the-risk-of-death-in-COPD-may-help-physicians-to-individualize-treatment-55633-1/
*  Physician Anesthesia Jobs Now Hiring | Snagajob
365 Physician Anesthesia jobs hiring near you. Browse Physician Anesthesia jobs and apply online. Search Physician Anesthesia to find your next Physician Anesthesia job near you.
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*  Canada Vascular
Sometimes physicians can also treat a problem during an angiogram. For instance, your physician may dissolve a clot that he or she discovers during the test. A physician may also perform an angioplasty and stenting procedure to clear blocked arteries during an angiogram, depending on the location and extent of the blockage. An angiogram can also help your physician plan operations to repair the arteries for more extensive problems.. How do I prepare?. Your physician will perform blood tests to determine your blood's ability to clot and to assess your kidney function. Based on the test results, your physician may instruct you to stop taking aspirin or other drugs that prevent clotting. Your physician will also tell you which medications you should continue to take. Usually your physician will ask you not to eat or drink anything within 6 hours of your angiogram. Because you shouldn't drive after an angiogram, you should arrange for a ride home.. Am I at risk for complications?. Blood clotting ...
  http://canadavascular.com/pat/pad_diagnosis.html
*  Preventing Chronic Disease: October 2009: 08 0138
This study found that mailing an educational toolkit to physicians can affect their self-reported practice patterns. To our knowledge, this is the only randomized controlled trial that evaluated a public health intervention to increase physicians' compliance with recommended screening strategies for childhood obesity. The study design allows the effect of the toolkit to be distinguished from temporal changes and other confounding influences resulting from increased public, professional, and commercial attention to pediatric obesity and the use of BMI percentiles for screening. The random selection of participants from the medical licensing registry provides a population-based sample, representative of New York State's primary care pediatricians and family physicians. By including family practice physicians in the sampling frame, the diversity of pediatric care providers is also more representative than in previous studies (8,9,12,13).. ...
  https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2009/Oct/08_0138.htm