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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Social Determinants of Health (SDH) & How They Affect US Health Care

Social Determinants of Health (SDH) & How They Affect US Health Care

Checking a patient’s vital signs, reviewing medical history, imaging, and lab reports give you insight into a patient’s condition and are essentia ...
ABIM Knowledge Check-In Explained

ABIM Knowledge Check-In Explained

It’s meant to make life easier for physicians but is still very complicated. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is offering a two-year ass ...
Drowsy Driving: Long Shifts May Result in Impairment Behind the Wheel

Drowsy Driving: Long Shifts May Result in Impairment Behind the Wheel

You’re done with your shift. It’s time to go home. How many hours have you worked without sleep? If you haven’t slept at least five hours in the l ...
Your Patient Population is Aging – Are You Ready?

Your Patient Population is Aging – Are You Ready?

If you haven’t noticed already, your patient population is aging. Baby Boomers, those adults born between 1946 and 1964, were the largest demograp ...
Substance Abuse Within Medical Professionals

Substance Abuse Within Medical Professionals

There is a commonly held belief that physicians have one of the highest rates of alcoholism and substance abuse of any profession, but is it true? ...
Physician Health Part III: Disruptive Physician Behavior

Physician Health Part III: Disruptive Physician Behavior

If you've been keeping up with our 3-part series on doctors and their well-being, you'll remember in Part I we focused on doctors and sleep, and i ...
Is Medical Marijuana FDA Approved?

Is Medical Marijuana FDA Approved?

If you think marijuana (weed, dope, grass, reefer) is a legal, FDA approved, prescription drug, you’re not alone - but you may not be correct. The ...
Physician Health Part II: Prioritizing Exercise with a Busy Schedule

Physician Health Part II: Prioritizing Exercise with a Busy Schedule

Last week, in the first part of our three-part series on physician health, we talked about the consequences of too little sleep. This week we are ...
Physician Health Part I: Doctors and Sleep, Reality & Consequences

Physician Health Part I: Doctors and Sleep, Reality & Consequences

Welcome to our 3-part series on doctors and their well-being - or lack of it. In Part I, we are going to focus on doctors and sleep. Part II will ...
Tips on Filing Taxes for Medical Students and Residents

Tips on Filing Taxes for Medical Students and Residents

It’s tax season and that means medical students and residents are asking many questions about what is, and is not, deductible on their 2018 tax fi ...
Match Day: The Emotional Rollercoaster

Match Day: The Emotional Rollercoaster

There are Triple Threat Wrestling Matches, keyword matches, and even a book of matches, but if you are reading this chances are the Residency Matc ...
Green Teeth, Green Men & Bar Brawls: St. Patrick’s Day Hazards

Green Teeth, Green Men & Bar Brawls: St. Patrick’s Day Hazards

Oh brother, this is going to take things to an entirely new level. St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year. It’s bad enough when the holiday f ...
Physician Happiness: Are They As Happy As You’d Expect?

Physician Happiness: Are They As Happy As You’d Expect?

People looking in from the outside often believe that physicians are happier, wealthier, thinner, and generally more satisfied with life than othe ...
Study: Is Less Experience Better for the Patient?

Study: Is Less Experience Better for the Patient?

You walk into the room, your patient looks at you and says “How old are you anyway?” So much for confidence and credibility when trying to treat t ...
Physician-Patient Relationship: It’s About the Patient

Physician-Patient Relationship: It’s About the Patient

The physician-patient relationship lies at the heart of all medicine. It is the epicenter of care; the place where all information and data is gat ...
NEW MOCA-Peds Option Coming in 2019 for Pediatrics

NEW MOCA-Peds Option Coming in 2019 for Pediatrics

  The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has heard the call and answered. Beginning in 2019 there will be a new way to fulfill the require ...
Bizarre Demonstrations of Love That Landed Couples in the ER

Bizarre Demonstrations of Love That Landed Couples in the ER

Of all the things that doctors see in their practice, the injuries that come into the emergency room may well rank as some of the most bizarre. “H ...
Think Before You Ink: Tattoos Seen in the ER

Think Before You Ink: Tattoos Seen in the ER

Forty percent of Americans now have tattoos and they don’t simply say “Mom” or “I love Sally”. These days physicians are seeing “tats” that are me ...
How PBM’s Control and Diminish Physician Prescribing Efforts  

How PBM’s Control and Diminish Physician Prescribing Efforts  

  This issue brings to mind the children’s book “Three Billy Goats Gruff”. It is an apt metaphor for the impact that pharmacy benefit mana ...
Why Doctors Can Be Obstacles to Innovation

Why Doctors Can Be Obstacles to Innovation

Actually, our premise is a bit misleading. Doctors don’t want to be obstacles to innovation - they want a good reason to innovate. Saying a medica ...
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