Category: Physician Encounters

Local News: Helping others beat addiction (10/18/17) | Monett Times

Doctor, counselor share experiences in jobs Many have heard the debilitating effects that methamphetamine has on the individuals who choose to use it, and no one is more familiar with those effects than the emergency room physicians who treat patients

Posted in Industry Updates, Opioid Epidemic, Physician Encounters, Providers Perspective

Britain begging US physician assistants to fill staff

Britain is offering US physician assistants cash and long vacations in Europe if they relocate to fill desperate staff shortage Physician assistants (also known as physician associates) train for two years, roughly a quarter of the time a doctor trains

Posted in Industry Updates, Physician Encounters

H. Kyle Sheets, MD, Receives National Honor From American Academy of Family Physicians

H. Kyle Sheets, MD, founder and CEO of Concord Medical Group in Lubbock, Texas, was awarded the 2017 Humanitarian Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. The Humanitarian Award honors extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts by AAFP

Posted in Industry Updates, Physician Encounters, Providers Perspective, TX Hospitals

Only 3.3% of emergency room visits are ‘avoidable,’ 

Only 3.3 percent of emergency room visits are avoidable, according to a study published Thursday in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care. https://academic.oup.com/intqhc/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/intqhc/mzx081 This is because those visits deemed ‘avoidable’ involve mental health or dental care, issues with

Posted in Industry Updates, Patient Perspective, Physician Encounters

ER doc jumped to action when car ran down 7 outside her home –

Still in her pajamas and sipping coffee after a long overnight shift in the emergency room, Dr. Annette Mann bolted from her house Friday afternoon upon hearing a thunderous crash outside.She didn’t even pause to put on shoes.Mann, a trauma

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Portland doctor responds to racism in the emergency room (Column) | OregonLive.com

As white supremacists and neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Portland doctor tweeted about her own experience with racism here in Oregon. Dr. Esther Choo’s Twitter thread about patient prejudice in the emergency room has been shared more than 22,000 times since

Posted in Industry Updates, Physician Encounters, Providers Perspective

As elderly population swells, some doctors see benefits of palliative care in the ER | PBS NewsHour

A man sobbed in a New York emergency room. His elderly wife, who suffered from advanced dementia, had just had a breathing tube stuck down her throat. He knew she never would have wanted that. Now he had to decide

Posted in Industry Updates, Physician Encounters

Can Comfort Care At The ER Help Older People Live Longer And Suffer Less?

A man sobbed in a New York emergency room. His elderly wife, who suffered from advanced dementia, had just had a breathing tube stuck down her throat. He knew she never would have wanted that. Now he had to decide

Posted in Industry Updates, Patient Perspective, Physician Encounters

Sepsis can kill a child within hours. Here’s how hospitals are fighting back

FORT WORTH, Texas — It might start out looking like not much more than an ordinary childhood fever. But within days — within hours, sometimes — the complication known as sepsis can turn deadly. The patient’s blood pressure dives. Intense

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A lifetime in emergency medicine: Meet Flossmoor’s Dr. Bernie

For two generations, south suburban paramedics and other medical professionals have known him as “Dr. Bernie.” Dr. Bernard Heilicser is an emergency room physician, a teacher, an expert in medical ethics and an active volunteer member of the Flossmoor Fire

Posted in Industry Updates, Physician Encounters, Providers Perspective
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