The Familiar Physician

Author: Peter B. Anderson
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614487383
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Powerful forces of change are at the core of Obamacare—and they could either strengthen or destroy our family doctors. It’s a perfect storm that threatens our hope for more effective and personalized medical care and it holds the potential to drive our trusted Familiar Physicians toward extinction. In the midst of the storm is a new and promising approach within Obamacare called the medical home. Learn what you can do to help assure that the Familiar Physician, the basis for a strong physician-patient relationship, survives the approaching storm.

Lost And Found

Author: Peter B. Anderson MD
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781633931862
Size: 65.84 MB
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Regardless of your politics, personal opinions, or individual experience, it's difficult to deny that the American healthcare system is broken and in desperate need of repair. These and related questions about healthcare are being asked all across the country: - Why can't my doctor be more accessible and accommodating when I need an appointment? - What is the "right" medical care and how would I know it when I experience it? - How can I get personalized and reliable information to help make decisions about my family's health? - Why is healthcare so expensive and can I ever expect it to be more affordable? - How do I choose the right insurance plan for my family? - What programs or assistance are available when I just don't have the money to see a doctor or pay for medications? - What does the future of healthcare look like and will it be better than the present? If you're wondering about the same and similar kinds of issues, Lost and Found will be a resource you'll want to keep close at hand and turn to again and again.

Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies For Doctors And Advisors

Author: David Edward Marcinko
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482240289
Size: 68.44 MB
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Drawing on the expertise of multi-degreed doctors, and multi-certified financial advisors, Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies for Doctors and Advisors: Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical PlannersTM will shape the industry landscape for the next generation as the current ecosystem strives to keep pace. Traditional generic products and sales-driven advice will yield to a new breed of deeply informed financial advisor or Certified Medical PlannerTM. The profession is set to be transformed by "cognitive-disruptors" that will significantly impact the $2.8 trillion healthcare marketplace for those financial consultants serving this challenging sector. There will be winners and losers. The text, which contains 24 chapters and champions healthcare providers while informing financial advisors, is divided into four sections compete with glossary of terms, CMPTM curriculum content, and related information sources. For ALL medical providers and financial industry practitioners For NEW medical providers and financial industry practitioners For MID-CAREER medical providers and financial industry practitioners For MATURE medical providers and financial industry practitioners Using an engaging style, the book is filled with authoritative guidance and healthcare-centered discussions, providing the tools and techniques to create a personalized financial plan using professional advice. Comprehensive coverage includes topics likes behavioral finance, modern portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model, and arbitrage pricing theory; as well as insider insights on commercial real estate; high frequency trading platforms and robo-advisors; the Patriot and Sarbanes–Oxley Acts; hospital endowment fund management, ethical wills, giving, and legacy planning; and divorce and other special situations. The result is a codified "must-have" book, for all health industry participants, and those seeking advice from the growing cadre of financial consultants and Certified Medical PlannersTM who seek to "do well by doing good," dispensing granular physician-centric financial advice: Omnia pro medicus-clientis. RAISING THE BAR The informed voice of a new generation of fiduciary advisors for healthcare

Black Man In A White Coat

Author: Damon Tweedy
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250044634
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"When Damon Tweedy first enters the halls of Duke University Medical School on a full scholarship, he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. When one of his first professors mistakes him for a maintenance worker, it is a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his early career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds: "more common in blacks than whites." [This book] examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine"--

No Colors

Author: Bobby Kipper
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614480990
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Details one hundred steps for communities to take to quell and stop the rise of gangs in the United States, featuring advice aimed toward citizens and community leaders, educators, parents, law enforcement officers, and church communities.

Transforming Health Care

Author: Phil Fasano
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118416783
Size: 75.15 MB
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The future of healthcare technologies, and what they mean for investors and entrepreneurs The healthcare technology revolution is just around the corner. And when it arrives, it will change and enrich our lives in ways we can only begin to imagine. Doctors will perform blood pressure readings via video chat and nutritionists will analyze diet based on photos taken with cellphone cameras. Transforming Health Care combines healthcare, technology, and finance in an innovative new way that explains the future of healthcare and its effects on patient care, exploring the emergence of electronic tools that will transform the medical industry. Explaining how technology, not politics, will lead the future of the healthcare revolution, author and healthcare technology expert Phil Fasano presents real-life examples that show how the next generation of medical breakthroughs will come from the instant exchange of information across the world Explores how new technologies will radically change the future of healthcare by making it easier to share information rapidly Explains what the future of the high tech medical industry means for investors and entrepreneurs Written by a respected healthcare and health technology expert Offering an unprecedented look at how technology is transforming the healthcare industry, and what it will mean for future investors and entrepreneurs, Transforming Health Care is a remarkable insight into the next generation of health technologies.

Doctors

Author: Sherwin B. Nuland
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307807894
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From the author of How We Die, the extraordinary story of the development of modern medicine, told through the lives of the physician-scientists who paved the way. How does medical science advance? Popular historians would have us believe that a few heroic individuals, possessing superhuman talents, lead an unselfish quest to better the human condition. But as renowned Yale surgeon and medical historian Sherwin B. Nuland shows in this brilliant collection of linked life portraits, the theory bears little resemblance to the truth. Through the centuries, the men and women who have shaped the world of medicine have been not only very human, but also very much the products of their own times and places. Presenting compelling studies of great medical innovators and pioneers, Doctors gives us a fascinating history of modern medicine. Ranging from the legendary Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, to Andreas Vesalius, whose Renaissance masterwork on anatomy offered invaluable new insight into the human body, to Helen Taussig, founder of pediatric cardiology and co-inventor of the original "blue baby" operation, here is a volume filled with the spirit of ideas and the thrill of discovery.

Doctored The Disillusionment Of An American Physician

Author: Sandeep Jauhar
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429945842
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In his acclaimed memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doctored, his harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine through the eyes of an attending cardiologist. Hoping for the stability he needs to start a family, Jauhar accepts a position at a massive teaching hospital on the outskirts of Queens. With a decade's worth of elite medical training behind him, he is eager to settle down and reap the rewards of countless sleepless nights. Instead, he is confronted with sobering truths. Doctors' morale is low and getting lower. Blatant cronyism determines patient referrals, corporate ties distort medical decisions, and unnecessary tests are routinely performed in order to generate income. Meanwhile, a single patient in Jauhar's hospital might see fifteen specialists in one stay and still fail to receive a full picture of his actual condition. Provoked by his unsettling experiences, Jauhar has written an introspective memoir that is also an impassioned plea for reform. With American medicine at a crossroads, Doctored is the important work of a writer unafraid to challenge the establishment and incite controversy.

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing A Medical Specialty Third Edition

Author: Brian Freeman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071790284
Size: 67.21 MB
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You owe it to yourself to read this book before you choose a medical specialty! The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition delivers a well-researched, insider’s look at the complex issues medical students face when choosing a medical specialty. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current residents -- this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition is divided into two sections: Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career delves into the main issues surrounding the choice of your medical specialty. These twelve chapters provide everything you need to begin making this major decision – from how to research each specialty to how to apply for residency. Part 2 Specialty Profiles features chapters devoted to each of the 20 major specialties. It provides important information such as the latest salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Features: An “insider’s look” at different areas of medicine -- with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training Candid and revealing descriptions of each specialty Profiles of the major specialties, including those to which you may have had little exposure, such as radiation oncology A concise, up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process A chapter with valuable advice to help you maximize your success in obtaining a residency position in each field Updated to include alternative career paths for MDs, such as laboratory science, the military, MD/MBA, and MD/JD

Catastrophic Care

Author: David Goldhill
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307961559
Size: 50.24 MB
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A visionary investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding coverage will actually make things worse, and how our health care can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system. In 2007, David Goldhill’s father died from infections acquired in a hospital, one of more than two hundred thousand avoidable deaths per year caused by medical error. The bill was enormous—and Medicare paid it. These circumstances left Goldhill angry and determined to understand how world-class technology and personnel could coexist with such carelessness—and how a business that failed so miserably could be paid in full. Catastrophic Care is the eye-opening result. Blending personal anecdotes and extensive research, Goldhill presents us with cogent, biting analysis that challenges the basic preconceptions that have shaped our thinking for decades. Contrasting the Island of health care with the Mainland of our economy, he demonstrates that high costs, excess medicine, terrible service, and medical error are the inevitable consequences of our insurance-based system. He explains why policy efforts to fix these problems have invariably produced perverse results, and how the new Affordable Care Act is more likely to deepen than to solve these issues. Goldhill steps outside the incremental and wonkish debates to question the conventional wisdom blinding us to more fundamental issues. He proposes a comprehensive new way, where the customer (the patient) is first—a system focused on health and maintaining it, a system strong and vibrant enough for our future. If you think health care is interesting only to institutes and politicians, think again: Catastrophic Care is surprising, engaging, and brimming with insights born of questions nobody has thought to ask. Above all it is a book of new ideas that can transform the way we understand a subject we often take for granted.