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The Sadness of Physician Burnout
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The Sadness of Physician Burnout

Physician burnout is a hot topic in the world of medicine. As if this statement is not sad enough, it gets worse. Burnout is particularly prevalent in family medicine.

HIPnation, July 21, 2018

The Cost Impact of Insurance on Healthcare
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The Cost Impact of Insurance on Healthcare

I will start with a common yet exceptionally important statement frequently mentioned in health policy discussions: The current payment model for healthcare drives up the cost of healthcare services. Please take a moment and read…

HIPnation, June 23, 2018

What a Primary Care Physician Says Primary Care Physicians Do
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What a Primary Care Physician Says Primary Care Physicians Do

Over the years, patients have taught me that “Health is the soundness of body, mind, and spirit that satisfies you and allows you to make a meaningful contribution to others.” In other words, you are…

HIPnation, June 9, 2018

Why is it Not Good Enough to Be a Good Doctor?
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Why is it Not Good Enough to Be a Good Doctor?

Written by Dr. Brian Hill I received a mailer offering me an opportunity to pursue a Masters of Health Care Delivery Science from one of the nation’s leading educational institutions. One sentence struck me as…

HIPnation, April 20, 2018

A Primary Care Doctor’s Secret of Caring for Her Patients
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A Primary Care Doctor’s Secret of Caring for Her Patients

Written by Dwana M. Bush, M.D. Before my keynote presentation at Emory University School of Medicine’s National Primary Care Day, I informally surveyed several professors in the audience: “What is your greatest concern in teaching…

HIPnation, April 11, 2018

Can My Doctor Be Available to Me 24/7?
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Can My Doctor Be Available to Me 24/7?

Can My Doctor Be Available to Me 24/7? It almost sounds too good to be true. I can call my doctor anytime, day or night, 24 hours per day? Before HIPnation, when I called a…

HIPnation, March 30, 2018

Want to Avoid the Emergency Room?
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Want to Avoid the Emergency Room?

Want to Avoid the Emergency Room? Unfortunately, many people today use Urgent Care and Emergency Rooms as their primary care when such intensive, emergency care is not warranted or needed. This drives up the price…

HIPnation, March 16, 2018

Feeling Squeezed: Healthcare Is Top Concern in CR’s New Consumer Voices

Feeling Squeezed: Healthcare Is Top Concern in CR’s New Consumer Voices

Feeling Squeezed: Healthcare Is Top Concern in CR’s New Consumer Voices March 22, 2017

HIPnation, November 6, 2017

Washington Post reports: Republicans get some air cover on Obamacare repeal

Washington Post reports: Republicans get some air cover on Obamacare repeal

Washington Post reports: Republicans get some air cover on Obamacare repeal Feb 22, 2017 James Hohmann

HIPnation, November 6, 2017

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