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2014-10-20 23:02:00

Expert speaker Dr. Duane Abbey is reviewing the Global Surgical Package Concept in healthcare payment system on Tue, Oct 21 on behalf of AudioEducator.com. Durham, NC (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 In a major overhaul proposed, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have included a plan to eliminate the global package for all surgical procedures, beginning in 2017. According to 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule*, the CMS plans to do away with 10- and 90-day global...

2014-10-20 23:00:34

Seattle chiropractor Dr. Lincoln Kamell is celebrating 25 years in practice, providing personalized, hands-on healthcare to patients throughout the Eastlake, Downtown, University and Capitol Hill communities. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center’s Dr. Lincoln Kamell recalls his first year in private practice. “I adjusted a few patients in a small Northgate office, wearing a white doctor’s coat and tie. Growth was slow in the beginning, but...

2014-10-20 16:27:21

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TMH), one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announced the acquisition of PhysAssist Scribes, Inc. (PhysAssist). Based in Fort Worth, Texas, PhysAssist provides scribe services for more than 155 emergency departments in 22 states. Founded in 1995, PhysAssist was the nation's first scribe company and is a leader in the development of the scribe...

2014-10-17 23:01:07

Sunday, October 19 marks the kick-off of Lifestyle Medicine 2014, set for October 19-22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Resort in San Diego, California. The impressive line-up of Lifestyle Medicine experts, including names like Dean Ornish, MD, Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, T. Colin Campbell, PhD and David Katz, MD, will focus on the needed transformation of our healthcare system—using Lifestyle Medicine as a therapeutic intervention in the prevention, suspension and reversal of...

2014-10-17 16:24:42

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners has a newly elected president waiting in the wings to lead the 50,000 strong organization. Dr. Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, is the president-elect and will take the helm as president in June 2015 at the AANP Annual Conference in New Orleans. She has worked as a family nurse practitioner at the family care clinic at Fox Army Health Center, Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama for over 11...

2014-10-17 16:24:29

Prop 46 Requires Random Drug Testing and Mandatory Suspension of Doctors Impaired On Duty, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A victim of medical negligence at the hands of an Orange County doctor with a history of alcohol abuse, a physician and consumer advocates unveiled a new television ad for Yes on Prop 46 today, highlighting how Prop 46 will identify and deter physician substance abuse with random drug and alcohol testing. The...

2014-10-17 12:27:01

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Korsh Jafarnia, hand and upper extremity specialist with Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, shared the latest advances in hand and upper extremity care for "Active Families on the Go" in a free community seminar held in September at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141017/152768 Dr. Jafarnia spoke to a crowded room about some of the common hand, wrist and elbow...

2014-10-16 23:01:37

CHE Trinity Health, one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems, and Quantia, Inc. (Quantia), a pioneer in physician engagement and alignment, today announced a partnership that will help physicians across CHE Trinity Health’s 20-state network share knowledge, advice and clinical expertise quickly and conveniently. Livonia, Mich., and Waltham, Mass. (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 CHE Trinity Health, one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems, and Quantia, Inc. (Quantia), a pioneer...

2014-10-16 08:30:50

CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalila Medical, a privately held medical device company focused on the development of next-generation steerable catheter technologies, today announced the first US and International use of the Vado(TM) Steerable Sheath. The patented first-of-its-kind steerable sheath uses truVector(TM) technology to provide the physician precise catheter tip control during complex electrophysiology (EP) procedures, such as atrial fibrillation (AF)...

2014-10-15 23:09:50

Updox, the industry leader for physician connectivity and customer relationship management solutions for independent physicians and medical practices, announced that MacPractice will offer the Updox Direct Secure Messaging platform for Stage 2 Meaningful Use for its customers. Dublin, Ohio (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Updox, the industry leader for physician connectivity and customer relationship management solutions for independent physicians and medical practices, announced that MacPractice...


Latest Physician Reference Libraries

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

2012-11-26 22:58:54

Percussion is a technique used during a clinical examination to elicit sounds while tapping on the body surface. These sounds can give clues to physicians as to the state of the underlying structures. Percussion can be utilized during well checks or during development of the physician’s differential diagnosis. Percussion was introduced to distinguish between empty and filled barrels of liquor until Dr. Leopold Auenbrugger introduced the technique to medicine. How the Method is Performed...

Palpation
2012-11-26 20:39:45

Palpation is a technique used by a physician or medical provider during a physical examination. By placing hands on a patient, data can be gathered that is otherwise unknown by visualization only. What Information it Provides Information such as the temperature of the skin, the moistness or dryness of the skin, the shape of a structure, the location of pain, the radiation of the pain, the quality of function, strength of a structure, amount of swelling, sensation, circulation and so...

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