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2014-07-28 16:26:42

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge medicine is quickly expanding in the United States, attracting more physicians and patients, along with a growing number of competing practice transition companies. Although it is difficult to gather accurate statistics, data obtained from the American Academy of Private Physicians in 2012 estimated that more than 1.5 million Americans and more than 4,500 internists and family medicine practitioners were participating in some...

2014-07-28 08:29:57

IRVINE, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ALPHAEON Corporation(®), a leader in lifestyle healthcare and subsidiary of Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, announced today that it has acquired Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals (PRN)(®), a leading developer of specialty omega-3s, and related products for dry eye and macular degeneration, based in Plymouth Meeting, PA, in a transaction worth up to $55M. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140728/130500 "ALPHAEON's acquisition of...

2014-07-25 23:02:54

Lim Rehabilitation Centers Come Highly Recommended By Power Liens, The Largest Directory Of Physicians Working On Lien And Letter Of Protection Baldwin Park, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 4,000 physicians, Power Liens has a special designation for their experienced and trusted doctors, who consistently deliver quality care. When you see the Power Liens designation of “Preferred Provider,” you can rest assured that the practice has been screened and meets a standard of high quality care....

2014-07-24 23:03:39

Anticipating an adverse impact on profitability with the transition to value-based care, ACOs are focused on financial solutions. Black Book™ has produced a series of three ACO infrastructure surveys: Financial Services and Software, Clinical Integration and Support, and Business Intelligence and Analytics; and the first data set was released today. Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Financial solutions are among the highest infrastructure priorities as identified by 97 percent...

2014-07-24 16:26:49

BINGHAM FARMS, Mich., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Physicians announced today that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated 134 United Physicians primary care practices representing 360 primary care physicians (PCPs) as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). The designation period runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. "Our physicians are dedicated to enhancing the overall health of our patient population and devoted to delivering high quality,...

2014-07-24 12:27:24

Growth in program's six years shows statewide transformation of care DETROIT, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its sixth year, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Patient-Centered Medical Home designation program has influenced a transformation of care statewide as 1,422 physician practices, comprising 4,022 primary care doctors, have been designated as patient-centered medical homes for the 2014 program year. These practices care for more than 1.2 million BCBSM members in 78...

2014-07-24 08:34:42

Places in top five for 13 performance categories in national survey of more than 18,000 physicians across 25 specialties AUSTIN, Texas, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, is ranked fifth overall in the Medscape EHR Report 2014 and in the top five in 13 other categories, the company announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140310/MM80554LOGO The report, released earlier this month, is...

2014-07-23 23:17:22

Experienced physician returns for 5th term as President of medical staff. Plans to continue building atmosphere of mutual cooperation to serve community. Bayonne, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 CarePoint Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Howard Levine has been recently elected as the President of the medical staff at Bayonne Medical Center. The election marks the 5th time Dr. Levine will serve as President, as voted on by the physicians on staff. The office of President represents the...

2014-07-23 23:15:28

Hawthorne Wellness Center Comes Highly Recommended By Power Liens, The Largest Directory Of Physicians Working On Lien And Letter Of Protection (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 With the expansion of their online directory of over 4,000 physicians, Power Liens has a special designation for their experienced and trusted doctors, who consistently deliver quality care. When you see the Power Liens designation of “Preferred Provider,” you can rest assured that the practice has been screened and...

2014-07-23 23:15:20

After a long search for the right HIPAA-secure mobile health communication solution, Docbook Enterprise is set to connect one of the largest physician networks in Texas into one real-time communication platform. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 DocbookMD, a HIPAA-secure mobile communication company, is in the process of deploying one of the largest physician-centric mobile communication solutions in Texas at Memorial Hermann Physician Network (MHMD) in Houston. Created by Austin-based...


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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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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
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