Ophthalmology

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creative vs. effective marketing

Creative marketing and effective marketing are, unfortunately, not one and the same. Creative marketing is just that, creative. It’s artistic or clever or funny....

Orthopedics

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Should we fix grade III AC joint injuries in athletes?

The acromioclavicular joint is a commonly injured joint in sports. Injury typically occurs from direct impact from a collision as in football or...

Optometry

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Take steps to ensure patients get the medications they need

In my last blog post on this topic, we discussed the astronomically rising cost of generic drugs in the U.S. and why this is happening....

Cardiology

Monday, April 07, 2014

Is it time to review consent for STEMI clinical trials?

The issue of informed consent timing for participants in interventional studies came under scrutiny at the American College of Cardiology...

Pediatrics

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

New treatment strategies needed for drug resistant organisms

At the beginning of my shift, Sam* was a relatively healthy ICU patient with no prior medical problems, admitted the night before with what...

Hematology/Oncology

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Bringing colorectal cancer into the spotlight

Still in the shadow of public and medical attention, yet quite infamous, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the...

Endocrinology

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hot thyroid nodules can sometimes be cancer

A woman presented with hyperthyroidism. Her TSH was <0.01.  Radioactive iodine uptake and scan revealed an area of increased uptake on the right...

Orthotics/Prosthetics

Monday, January 20, 2014

Chief ALJ Details 460k Appeals Backlog, Suspension of Hearings

A recently obtained memorandum from the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals Chief administrative law judge Nancy Griswold to Medicare...

Infectious Disease

Friday, January 10, 2014

Eliminate missed vaccination opportunities

Despite well-documented evidence regarding effectiveness and safety, overall adult vaccination rates in the United States fall short of national public...