Author: Deborah Chiaravalloti

Deborah Chiaravalloti is an award-winning writer and former hospital executive. Her insider experience helps healthcare clients launch medical procedures, products including artificial intelligence software and knowledge sharing platforms. Deborah writes websites, blogs, opinion pieces, and marketing strategy for elder care, health care consumerism, revenue cycle management (RCM), and the business of healthcare. Her printed pieces have been published and her radio shows syndicated nationally.

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How to Manage Being Married During Medical School

How to Manage Being Married During Medical School

If you are wondering how to handle being a married medical student or resident, all you have to do is scratch the surface of a Google search. Ther ...
Earth Day: Why the March for Science Matters in Medicine

Earth Day: Why the March for Science Matters in Medicine

Regardless of our personal politics, as physicians and scientists, we can all agree that research and the pursuit of advanced science benefit mank ...
Medical Marijuana: Current Status and CME Requirements

Medical Marijuana: Current Status and CME Requirements

There has been much cheering about the fact that medical marijuana is now being legalized, but where do we really stand? The answer is that it all ...
New ABIM MOC Requirements (Spring 2017) – Are they more realistic?

New ABIM MOC Requirements (Spring 2017) – Are they more realistic?

Some things do change for the better and we are here to report it. Back in October 2015 we reported on the tens of thousands of specialists who we ...
The Frequent Roadblocks, Detours & Cost Overruns Caused by EHRs

The Frequent Roadblocks, Detours & Cost Overruns Caused by EHRs

The technology that was initially designed to help physicians and improve patient care is now an enormous burden to those same physicians and may ...
10 Extraordinary Doctors of Color and Their Profound Contributions to Medicine

10 Extraordinary Doctors of Color and Their Profound Contributions to Medicine

As we celebrate Doctors' Day 2017, it’s time for a story of firsts. We have written about the seminal developments of physicians in the 19th centu ...
Great Physicians of the 19th Century and Why You Still Use Their Discoveries

Great Physicians of the 19th Century and Why You Still Use Their Discoveries

In honor of Doctors' Day, we would like to remember the great physicians who paved the way for modern medicine. This is no small task, given the n ...
16 Doctor Jokes to Make You Chuckle on Doctors’ Day

16 Doctor Jokes to Make You Chuckle on Doctors’ Day

March is the time when we celebrate Doctor’s Day-- and what better way to do that than with a few good jokes? Some are great one-liners, some help you ...
How to Maintain Your Practice During Uncertain Federal Healthcare Policy Changes

How to Maintain Your Practice During Uncertain Federal Healthcare Policy Changes

If you are in healthcare, these are troubling times. Regardless of your politics, uncertainty is unsettling and that is an understatement these da ...
Have You Heard About The New Medical Resident Hours Proposal?

Have You Heard About The New Medical Resident Hours Proposal?

Sometimes it’s so easy to blow holes in an argument, you wonder if you're on Candid Camera. Such is the case with the recently announced proposal ...
More Convenient Options Coming Soon for MOC/CME?

More Convenient Options Coming Soon for MOC/CME?

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) just announced that beginning in 2018, physicians certified in Internal Medicine can choose to take ...
To Receive or Not to Receive, That is the Question with Patient Gifts

To Receive or Not to Receive, That is the Question with Patient Gifts

Ah, the holidays - the season of giving. It’s the time of year when patients want to express their gratitude for your care with gifts that may ran ...
Feeling Overworked? Check Out Some Tips to Combat Physician Burnout

Feeling Overworked? Check Out Some Tips to Combat Physician Burnout

You are burned out and seriously considering whether you should leave medicine. You feel distracted and worry that your patient care is beginning ...
Is Physician Burnout Really A Problem?

Is Physician Burnout Really A Problem?

Feeling powerless, unimportant and useless? Angry and hopeless? Crippled with cynicism and detachment? Full of pessimism and isolation? These are ...
What To Do If You Fail Your Pathology Board Exam

What To Do If You Fail Your Pathology Board Exam

You took the Pathology boards and then your day was ruined when you received notification that you failed the exam. That news is tough to take. Th ...
Failed Your Pediatric Board Exam? What’s next?

Failed Your Pediatric Board Exam? What’s next?

So your Pediatric Board Exam didn't go as planned. There is no way to sugar coat it- you failed the boards. Now you are faced with another round o ...
Mammograms: How to Talk to Your Patients

Mammograms: How to Talk to Your Patients

If you think that your responsibility as a physician is simply to encourage women to have mammograms, read up- things have changed. Given the rece ...
Top Factors To Land the Residency You Want

Top Factors To Land the Residency You Want

Did you know that when it comes to landing the residency you want, your interpersonal and communication skills matter just as much as your academi ...
Pay Equality in Healthcare?

Pay Equality in Healthcare?

“Pay equality” in healthcare is an oxymoron - in reality, there is no such thing. There are widely varying pay ranges according to position, gende ...
How Much Do Residents Really Earn?

How Much Do Residents Really Earn?

Have you noticed a gap in residents pay? It varies based on specialty, year in study, and gender. Medscape’s annual wage survey is perhaps the largest ...
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