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When Your Health Insurer Pays for Breakfast, Here’s What Happens…
Health insurance is complex. Eating out is easy—unless you were to involve your health insurance company.
Are Long-Acting Opioids More Effective Than Short-Acting Opioids for Chronic Pain?
The answer to this question has long been considered to be, "yes" and for what seem to be logical reasons related to the nature of chronic pain. But, where's the science to support the belief?
I Love Old People, But I Will Not Accept Medicare
Can a medical practice survive without taking Medicare? Many are being forced to try. Here, one family physician lists her reasons for walking away.
I May Not Accept Your Insurance, But I Will Always Accept You
Pamela Wible, MD, is a family physician in solo practice in Oregon. She accepts most insurance plans. But, to protect herself, her practice, and her patients, she is very clear on what type of contract she will not sign.
Why You Should Love Your Doctor
Here, 12 reasons why physicians could use a little TLC. Tell us how many ring true for you.
When New Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better in Pain Medicine
Three new opioid analgesics that purport to offer benefits that current products lack come with marketing messages that ring both contradictory and redundant.
Why I Kiss My Patients
This 20-year veteran of family medicine says she believes patients want professional closeness, not professional distance. She believes closeness can be done appropriately—and that it should be done.
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