Healthcare is being delivered in a different environment from that of our predecessors, Dr. Wheeland says. Is it still possible for the solo dermatologist to succeed?
Dr. Derm owns 15 dermatology practices. Dr. Skin owns 12 similar practices. Recently a venture capitalist bought all of these practices and merged them as one practice. All of the dermatologists were given a 20-mile, two-year restrictive covenant.
A medical practice owner should spend some of his/her time working on the practice, not just in the practice. We know this because we have our own practice ourselves. Even if the owner works “on” the practice, however, if they ignore one fundamental legal contract, all of his/her work may be in jeopardy — as a single bad event could wipe out everything they have worked so hard to build.
What are the different types of hand sanitizers? Which is the best one for the dermatologist to use in the office?
I recently attended a fundraiser organized by medical students for a Peruvian Medical Mission. As physicians, we enter medicine to help, heal and console patients. For some time, I have contemplated joining an international medical mission to help, heal and console the less fortunate.
Dr. Derm logged into his office computer system, only to find a ransom note from a hacker, asking for money in exchange for the safe return of his patients’ records. While this might seem farfetched, this situation happened to a small medical practice outside Chicago, Surgeons of Lake County.
If three groups of researchers were to discover a melanoma gene, could it be patented? If so, who could stake claim to the patent? There is precedent for this scenario with the development of testing for the BRCA breast and ovarian genes.
Quality ratings for physicians are becomingly increasingly important as measures of performance and determinants of reimbursement. One measure gaining traction for physician rating is the Press Ganey score.
The start of 2013 found Congress in frantic negotiations to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, which it did (barely) with passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) on Jan. 1. As a result, most Americans, including physicians, will see their taxes increase. For those who earn more than $400,000 and/or have significant investment income, the added tax bite you will feel beginning this year could be especially significant.