Doctor Shortage By 2020Using data from the Census Bureau, it has been projected that by 2020, the degree of physician shortfall will be 50% greater than has been previously estimated.
Prescription Drug Overdoses Killing AmericansEvery day 114 people die as the result of a drug overdose - most of them from prescription drugs.
Patients Consider Online Reviews When Choosing A DoctorDespite the fact there is very little quality control over random surveys, a new report suggests consumers are using the reviews to help make decisions.
The Challenge To Educate Enough DoctorsThe nation is short on doctors but some schools are expanding admissions and changes are afoot to make educational debt more manageable.
American Well AppThe American Well app lets you see a doctor on your phone or tablet - and even get short term prescriptions and consultations.
Doctors Using Electronic Medical Records To Improve CareEven with the introduction and clerical nature of electronic medical records, physicians are starting to find ways to use them to improve care.
Local Physicians Advocating Some Pregnant Women To Receive Whooping Cough VaccinePhysicians at Abington Memorial Hospital are advocating pregnant women between 27 and 33 weeks gestation receive a whooping cough vaccine.
Elderly Falls May Indicate Bigger ProblemA growing trend for emergency room physicians is to try and involve primary care doctors when treating elderly patients and get the other doctor's input regarding treatment.
Rethinking Resident Work HoursResident work hours are time limits placed on doctors in training to limit the amount of time they can work, reduce fatigue and reduce mistakes. But now the concept needs revisiting.
High Number Of Doctors Unhappy In Their ProfessionAccording to the most recent study, 42% of doctors say they are 'dissatisfied' or 'very dissatisfied' in their medical practices.
Family Doctors Working For HospitalsDon’t be surprised if in the coming years your family doctor, pediatrician, or general internist adds the name of a local hospital to his or her shingle.
Valuing A Doctor's Time Some of the most important time a patient spends with a physician is when a doctor and patient can talk - but the doctor doesn't get paid for that.
The Changing Business Model Of Health CareMost hospitals are going to a business model where they employ physicians - a model that could end up costing the hospitals more than in the past.
Background Checks For Medical School ApplicantsMedical school applicants must be outstanding students - and outstanding citizens.
Report: 15% Of Surgeons Have Drinking ProblemsAbout 15 percent of surgeons have alcohol abuse or dependency problems, a rate that is somewhat higher than the rest of the physician population. That rate is nine percent.