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 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 ...
The Physicians’ Guide to Social Media

The Physicians’ Guide to Social Media

Social media is part of our lives. In fact, it’s so deeply woven into our daily existence that it can be difficult to determine where we end and our ...
Malpractice: What Will Get You Sued

Malpractice: What Will Get You Sued

Congratulations, you are a practicing physician! Get ready to be sued. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but before you finish your medical ca ...
How Can Medical Schools Address Student Depression & Suicide?

How Can Medical Schools Address Student Depression & Suicide?

The rate of medical student depression in the US is 15-30% higher than that of the general population. The suicide rate among male physicians is 7 ...
How Many Medical Students Struggle With Depression?

How Many Medical Students Struggle With Depression?

Medical students have 15-30% higher rates of depression than the general population and yet only 15-20% of those who suffer seek formal help. Are ...
10 Public Health Concerns Every Doctor Encounters

10 Public Health Concerns Every Doctor Encounters

As a newly practicing physician, you are going to see the adverse impacts of public health issues walk in your door every day. Sometimes you notice th ...
Why Colleagues Aren’t Choosing Primary Care

Why Colleagues Aren’t Choosing Primary Care

Have you noticed that a large percent of your classmates aren't choosing to specialize in primary care? According to The Match, only 44% of Family ...
How to Plan for Retirement

How to Plan for Retirement

In the long list of things you want to do now that you are out of medical school, worrying about retirement may be the very last item. However, if ...
The Doctor’s Essential Guide to Insurance

The Doctor’s Essential Guide to Insurance

It’s safe to say that physicians don’t like risk. Evidence-based medicine strives to eliminate it. Physician practices are built to anticipate and ...
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