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2014-09-23 16:27:51

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Receives Quality Performer Award for 11th Consecutive Year SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven physician organizations connected to Sutter Health received recognition today for their excellence in medical care from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a renowned industry leadership group in California. Nearly 200 physician organizations, representing approximately 35,000 physicians who provide care for about 9 million patients,...

2014-09-23 12:30:25

DUBLIN, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Physician Office Laboratory Markets, 3rd Edition" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report, Physician Office Laboratory Markets is Kalorama's complete review of an important segment of the IVD industry. Physician office laboratories are diverse in their capabilities and setting. Individual practitioners may simply perform reimbursable, in-office...

2014-09-22 23:06:12

This new report is an update of the previous study that examined the prevalence and costs of physician-dispensed prescriptions in Pennsylvania. With an additional year of data, the study continued to find higher and growing prices paid for physician-dispensed drugs. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 A new study, Physician Dispensing in Pennsylvania, 2nd Edition, from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found physician dispensing continued to grow rapidly in...

2014-09-22 12:31:22

U-M research shows almost three-quarters of parents aware of physician-rating Web sites, about a quarter have used them to select children's docs ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost three-quarters (74%) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28%) have used those online ratings to choose a healthcare provider for their children, according to U-M research published today in Pediatrics. Using the University...

2014-09-18 16:27:57

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LABSCO, the leading specialty sales agent of innovative laboratory technologies and products to hospitals, physician office laboratories and alternate healthcare settings, announced today an amended distributorship agreement with Sysmex America. This agreement is for Sysmex reagents, controls and instruments, including the Sysmex XS-1000i(TM), Sysmex pocH-100i(TM), Sysmex XP-300(TM), XT-Series and XN-Series Automated Hematology Analyzers. The...

2014-09-17 08:30:06

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbeam Health Solutions announced today an agreement with Physician Direct Accountable Care Organization (Physician Direct ACO) to deploy the Lightbeam population health platform to help their physicians in providing better care while reducing costs. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140916/146569 Physician Direct Accountable Care Organization is the ACO operating entity of Oakland Physician Network Services (OPNS). The OPNS mission...

2014-09-16 08:31:17

Wealth managers praise Dr. Rackner's coaching services. SEATTLE, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most financial advisors are repelling the clients they most want to attract - doctors, according to Vicki Rackner, M.D., President of TargetingDoctors.com, a consultancy that helps wealth managers to attract highly paid physicians as clients. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140915/146228 "How to Optimize Your Medical Magnetism and Engage More Physician Prospects and Clients," a new...

2014-09-15 23:11:30

PracticeLink to host physician job fair in Chapel Hill to connect recruiters with providers. Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 More than 30 million additional Americans have access to health insurance due to the Affordable Care Act. This fact begs the question “are there enough physicians to see them all?” As health care reform and an aging population create a demand for doctors that far exceeds the supply, health care organizations are trying to stay on top of the...

2014-09-15 23:11:18

New Partnership with Nashville General Will Include Change Management and Physician Practice Support Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 PhySynergy, LLC, a healthcare management services organization (MSO), today announced another new client partnership. PhySynergy will assume management of anesthesia services for publicly-supported Nashville General Hospital this month. In addition to bringing strong leadership and change management skills, PhySynergy will build NGH’s service...

2014-09-15 23:10:56

Medical and cosmetic dermatology practice expands physicians team to serve its patients better in Boston and surrounding areas. Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 SkinCare Physicians is very pleased to announce that Laurel M. Morton, M.D. is joining its team of dermatologists in Chestnut Hill. She brings expertise in both medical and cosmetic dermatology to the practice. To serve SkinCare Physicians patients' needs better, Dr. Morton is offering appointments on...


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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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