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2014-06-06 08:24:49

Sound Physicians provides comprehensive training and celebrates its top performing hospitalist teams and providers who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in the critical mission of improving the patient experience. TACOMA, Wash., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist group focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, announced their Patient Experience (PX) award winners at...

2014-06-05 20:22:46

e-MDs Solution Series integrates with Lightbeam's analytics suite and Cloud Solutions to identify gaps in care, prevent high-cost events AUSTIN, Texas, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, today announced an agreement with Lightbeam Health Solutions, LLC to provide population health management (PHM) for e-MDs physician practices and healthcare enterprises....

2014-06-05 16:28:47

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Holdings (NYSE: TMH), one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announced a merger with the operations of Physician Services of Cleveland, LLC. Based in Cleveland, Tenn., Physician Services of Cleveland manages and staffs the hospital emergency department for SkyRidge Medical Center, which provides emergency care for approximately 52,000 patients annually. TeamHealth began...

2014-06-02 08:28:57

Team-Based Medicine Showcased at AAPA Annual Conference in Boston ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of physician assistants (PAs) gathered in Boston last week for the American Academy of Physician Assistants annual conference, where their value to patients and the country's healthcare system was recognized by thought leaders in the medical world. Harvard professor, surgeon and best-selling author Atul Gawande, MD, said that healthcare teams are...

2014-05-30 23:09:57

Philadelphia whistleblower law firm believes further inspection of hospital practices warranted following settlements for unnecessary coronary stents and other cardiac procedures at several hospitals. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Young Law Group has opened an investigation into the practices of hospital cardiology departments following the announcement of another settlement by a hospital accused of violating the False Claims Act when its physicians performed medically unnecessary...

2014-05-30 23:08:05

Dr. Vito Quatela named part of ‘101 Physician Leaders to Know in the ASC Industry’. Rochester, New York (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Dr. Vito Quatela is honored to be named as one of the 101 Physician Leaders to Know in the ASC Industry by Becker’s Healthcare. Dr. Quatela and the Lindsay House Surgery Center were chosen for continued commitment to the highest quality of surgical service and customer care. Included among the other honorees are outstanding physicians and clinicians from...

2014-05-30 23:07:04

Practice Administrators and Industry Experts Share How Meaningful Use’s Direct Secure Messaging and Patient Portal Tools Can Improve Practice Relationships and Patient Engagement Dublin, OH (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Updox, the industry leader for physician connectivity and CRM solutions for independent physicians, medical practices, hospitals and health systems, announced a three-part Summer Webinar Series “Leveraging Meaningful Use Requirements Into CRM Strategies: How Interoperability...

2014-05-30 16:24:47

Learn your triggers to minimize exposure CHICAGO, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nasal congestion, sneezing, and itchy and watery eyes -- for the nearly 50 million Americans with seasonal allergies, these are the true rites of spring. Recognizing symptoms, minimizing exposure and consulting with your physician about appropriate treatments are all ways to not just survive but thrive outdoors in an allergy season that some experts are already calling the "pollen vortex". "With warmer...

2014-05-30 16:24:34

New Surgery Center on the Campus of Providence Portland Medical Center WESTCHESTER, Ill., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regent Surgical Health, a surgery center management and development company specializing in physician/hospital ASC joint ventures, today announced the opening of the Plaza Ambulatory Surgery Center, a joint venture between Regent, local physicians and Providence Health & Services in Portland, Oregon. In addition to its minority ownership in the new surgery...

2014-05-29 23:19:36

Twenty (20) physicians have been named to Concierge Medicine Today's annual 'Top Doctors In Concierge Medicine' in 2014, a distinction held by less than one percent of doctors across the country each year. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 This year, twenty (20) physicians have been named to Concierge Medicine Today's annual 'Top Doctors In Concierge Medicine' in 2014, a distinction held by less than one percent of doctors across the country each year. In 2013,...


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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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