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2014-04-04 23:30:13

120 physicians affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014, officials from VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System announced today. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. Ann Arbor (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 120 physicians affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014, officials from VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System...

2014-04-04 23:23:41

New MDLinx/M3 Global Research poll reveals physicians’ perceptions on important changes to come. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 During the final week before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) signup deadline, MDLinx and M3 Global Research, both part of M3 Group of companies, a leading provider of online marketing solutions to the healthcare industry, created and conducted a survey with 602 physicians regarding their thoughts on the effectiveness of ACA advertising and the impact and...

2014-04-04 16:21:46

Dr. Anthony Virella, MD, FACS of Westlake Village, CA is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vitals is pleased to announce that Dr. Anthony Virella, MD, FACS has been honored with the prestigious 2013 Compassionate Doctor Award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnhvar20140404/DC98494 The accolade, which recognizes physician excellence, is given only to doctors who receive...

2014-04-03 12:29:02

Acquisition increases footprint and accelerates growth of edgeMED's medical billing services division and strengthens team and leadership BOCA RATON, Fla., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- edgeMED, a national provider of cloud-based medical office software, medical billing services and healthcare IT solutions, announced today its acquisition of privately held Physician's Billing Alternative (PBA), a full-service provider of medical billing and collections solutions for physicians...

2014-04-03 08:29:09

The MedVantx MedStart Connect Program Eliminates Gaps in Primary Medication Adherence SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedVantx, Inc., a leading provider of point-of-care medication adherence and direct-to-patient consumer engagement programs, today announced the Company's MedStart Connect(TM) program has reached over 4 million consumers since the program's inception. MedVantx pioneered first ever consumer access to free initial generic medication therapy in U.S....

2014-04-02 23:33:09

Medical Scribe Systems (MSS) exhibited at the largest national conference focusing on hospital medicine. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Medical Scribe Systems (MSS), a Los Angeles-based scribe provider for hospitals and outpatient clinics nationwide, exhibited at the 2014 Hospital Medicine conference in Las Vegas last week. MSS President and CEO Garret Erskine discussed the benefits of medical scribes and how they are improving hospitalist workflow. “EMR adoption has caused a...

2014-04-02 23:22:28

Central Virginia Family Physicians uses i2iTracks to improve coordination of care, streamline care team workflows and improve outcomes of care. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 A pioneer and leading provider of Population Health Management (PHM) solutions, i2i Systems, announced today that Central Virginia Family Physicians (CVFP) has selected i2iTracks to support them in achieving various value-based care initiatives to improve population health and reduce per capita costs. As they...

2014-04-02 16:31:47

Company to Acquire AccessClosure, a Leading U.S. Manufacturer of Extravascular Closure Devices DUBLIN, Ohio, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health today announced an agreement to acquire privately held AccessClosure Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of extravascular closure devices in the United States, for $320 million. Subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory clearances, the all-cash transaction is expected to close by early June 2014....

2014-04-02 12:32:08

DETROIT, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the leading Post Hospitalist Company, General Medicine continues to improve to the healthcare industry. 112 of General Medicine's Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facility Partners nationwide have been recognized as the Nation's Best Nursing Homes for 2013. This recognition is reported by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Nursing Homes report. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140109/DE43166LOGO U.S. News determines annual...

2014-04-02 12:31:42

An Expanding Patient Pool, Physician Training and Increased Patient Awareness Will Spur Growth in All Countries, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, through 2022, the trauma device and reconstructive joint implant markets will grow strongly in the emerging markets--China and India--and much more slowly in the more mature markets--Australia and South Korea--resulting in a 10.5 percent compound...


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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