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How to survive private practice and have a life
Young physicians address questions of importance to them, such as: How do busy physicians in private practice find time for their personal lives? Should small-practice doctors perform procedures to enhance revenues and if so, how do they balance that with seeing patients? What are the pros and cons of partnership?
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Don’t just do something, stand there
Less can be more for hospitalized elderly
When caring for hospitalized elderly patients, sometimes the best thing to do is nothing, according to Jeffrey Wallace, ACP Member. Dr. Wallace offered the following tips at two Friday sessions on “Top Ten Rules for Rounding on Hospitalized Elders.”
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New e-health recommendations aim to improve health care
Health care may be the fastest growing industry, but it has been slow to adopt the use of technology. While orders at fast food chains are now entirely automated, most physician offices and hospitals still maintain their records on paper.
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Evaluation and treatment of common symptoms
Douglas S. Paauw, FACP, a general internist and professor of medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, said the evaluation and treatment of common symptoms—cough, fatigue, headache, dizziness and back pain—often represent the most challenging aspect of primary care medicine.
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Emerging data on hospitalist care, Medicare core measures
A large study showed patients spend less time in the hospital when attended by hospitalists than when treated by internists. This is one of several new studies looking at hospitalists’ impact on quality and cost of care, which co-moderators Joseph Li, ACP Member, and Jeff Glasheen, ACP Member, will discuss at the hospital medicine update.
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Weight-loss surgery is a lifesaver
Bariatric surgery has been remarkably successful in helping obese patients to lose weight. Now, it might help them to live longer. The moderators for the internal medicine update, Jack Ende, FACP, chief of the department of medicine at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, and Robert K. Cato, FACP, chief of the division of general internal medicine at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, will discuss the groundbreaking study on bariatric surgery, as well as the latest news on the rosaglitazone crisis, CT scans and their association with cancer risk, and a new treatment regimen for asthma.
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