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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Reasonable and Weird New Year’s Resolutions

Reasonable and Weird New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Eve brings the urge to make New Year’s resolutions despite their reputation as a bad idea. Resolutions don’t have an exceptionally good ...
It’s The Holidays, Let The Stress Increase

It’s The Holidays, Let The Stress Increase

It’s the holidays and chances are you either relish them or dread them. You’re not alone. Despite all the advertising and decorations, the holiday ...
New Year’s Resolutions Trends: What Doctors Resolve To Do

New Year’s Resolutions Trends: What Doctors Resolve To Do

With the rapidly approaching new year, there comes the question of New Year’s Resolutions. Are they to be made or ignored? Many physicians use the ...
How to Decorate Your Hospital or Practice for the Holidays

How to Decorate Your Hospital or Practice for the Holidays

The holidays don’t necessarily mean shorter hours for physicians and other staff. People still get sick, still need surgery, and still arrive at t ...
Showing Gratitude: What are Patients Thankful For?

Showing Gratitude: What are Patients Thankful For?

It can be difficult to care for patients night and day for weeks and months without hearing a word of thanks or a single expression of gratitude. ...
What are Medical Students Thankful For?

What are Medical Students Thankful For?

With all the pressures of medical school; the time constraints, the pressures to perform, stressful interviews for residency, and money-money-mone ...
Working on Thanksgiving: What it’s like for Doctors and Healthcare professionals

Working on Thanksgiving: What it’s like for Doctors and Healthcare professionals

When you think of the doctors who have to work on Thanksgiving, you might expect to find a group of disgruntled professionals bemoaning the fact t ...
Do Doctors Make Better Serial Killers?

Do Doctors Make Better Serial Killers?

Have you have ever asked yourself, “Do doctors make better serial killers?” No? Well, that’s a shame because you may have missed a new career oppo ...
Industry Sponsored vs. Fee-Based CME

Industry Sponsored vs. Fee-Based CME

There is a great deal of controversy over whether CME should be presented with or without corporate sponsorship, the majority of which is Big Phar ...
So, You Failed Your MOC Exam – What next?

So, You Failed Your MOC Exam – What next?

As a physician, you may have experienced emotions ranging from frustration to fury when it comes to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process ...
Earning CME: Drawback of CME Conferences

Earning CME: Drawback of CME Conferences

There are many ways to earn CME nowadays. It doesn't need to be an out of town, expensive CME conference anymore, and that shift might be benefici ...
Additional MOC Requirements: Breaking Down Alternative Credits

Additional MOC Requirements: Breaking Down Alternative Credits

In addition to earning Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points through CME and learning activities, you can also earn them through self-assessme ...
Earning MOC Points Vs. Taking the MOC Exam, & A New Option for 2018?

Earning MOC Points Vs. Taking the MOC Exam, & A New Option for 2018?

Just when you thought your MOC requirements couldn't get more confusing, you may be wondering what is being referred to when someone says "MOC". M ...
5 Different Ways You Can Fulfill Your MOC Requirements

5 Different Ways You Can Fulfill Your MOC Requirements

As a physician, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) must be kept current alongside continuing medical education (CME). It is considered a demonstra ...
You Know You Are a Pediatrician When…

You Know You Are a Pediatrician When…

As a pediatrician you give vaccines, check rashes, explain infant behavior to nervous new parents, diagnose screaming children, and tell parents w ...
What You Need to Know About America’s New Epidemic: Alzheimer’s

What You Need to Know About America’s New Epidemic: Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia, is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. As the baby boomer population ages, there will be ...
You Know You’re a Surgeon When…

You Know You’re a Surgeon When…

Sometime between the rigors of medical school and your full-time practice as a surgeon, you may have realized that the profession changed the way ...
Does Resident Pay Accommodate Medical School Debt?: 2017 Salary Report

Does Resident Pay Accommodate Medical School Debt?: 2017 Salary Report

The Medscape 2017 Resident Salary and Debt Report has been released and it finds that the average resident salary has increased by $1800 over the ...
New Requirement: Mandatory Opioid Prescription Training

New Requirement: Mandatory Opioid Prescription Training

Beginning in January of 2018, all doctors in Georgia will be required to take three hours of continuing medical education on opioid prescription t ...
Becoming A Doctor: Expectation vs. Reality

Becoming A Doctor: Expectation vs. Reality

Fans of Star Trek, the original series, may remember Dr. Leonard McCoy of the Starship Enterprise saying “Damn it, Jim, I’m a doctor, not a brickl ...
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