Category: Providers Perspective

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

New Texas legislation protects health care consumers

While much was discussed and debated during the 85th Texas Legislative session, two important and successfully passed bills will help protect Texas healthcare consumers from the outrageous costs and confusion associated with freestanding emergency rooms. Senate Bill 507, authored by

Posted in ER Billing, Freestanding ER, Providers Perspective

Doctors group speaks out against health insurer’s policy denying coverage of some ER visits

A major health insurance provider in Missouri is taking heat from a group of doctors.  American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) claims Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is warning members they may have to pay for trips to the emergency

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Dr. Overachiever: Award to honor Ovalo physician

Kyle Sheets jokingly calls himself an overachiever “in a bad way.” Others probably say his overachieving is a great thing, considering all he’s done and is doing. Friends and associates call him “special,” “entrepreneurial,” “amazing.” Patients call him “Dr. Sheets.”

Posted in Industry Updates, Providers Perspective, TX Hospitals

What it’s like to be on call during a hurricane

As an attending and educator, I give a lecture to the residents each year about stroke syndromes.  In the lecture, I use mnemonics, pictures, and associations, so that the trainees can retain the information in non-traditional ways and have fun

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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

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

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

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How does the EHR drive burnout? Let’s count the ways.

How does the EHR drive burnout? Let’s count the ways. By understanding this, we can develop countermeasures to lower the impact and reduce the risk of physician burnout. We’ve all seen the studies that show that for every hour we

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ERs Can Improve Population Health in Rural Areas

 Emergency physicians in Michigan propose a new health care delivery model for rural populations that depends on a partnership between emergency medicine and primary care and seeks to reverse the trend of failing health in underserved parts of the country.  Their proposal

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A new approach to rural healthcare

In healthcare, conventional wisdom holds that seeking treatment for a non-emergency condition in a hospital emergency room is both expensive and highly inefficient. But a plan drafted by emergency physicians in Michigan turns that belief upside down, at least as far as

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