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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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 ...
Handcuffed By Medical School Loans

Handcuffed By Medical School Loans

Medical school left you with a mountain of student debt. Statistics show that 81% of 2015 medical school graduates owe more than $180,000 in medic ...
So, You Graduated Med School. Now You Need a Career.

So, You Graduated Med School. Now You Need a Career.

You have studied and trained in your specialty and now you are ready to define your career path. The question is where, how, and with whom? These ...
Real-Life Molotov Cocktail: Senior Opioid Epidemic

Real-Life Molotov Cocktail: Senior Opioid Epidemic

The story of the senior opioid abuse epidemic is one of a Molotov Cocktail- an unpredictable situation fraught with unstable components that could ...
How to Address the Ongoing Battle with Opioid Abuse

How to Address the Ongoing Battle with Opioid Abuse

Even as physicians work to prescribe opioids in an effective, educated manner- the river of past, unabated opioid prescribing will continue to cou ...
Are Doctors Addicted to Prescribing Opioids?

Are Doctors Addicted to Prescribing Opioids?

Addiction to opioids is a national epidemic, yet public discourse does not recognize that it is a multi-faceted problem. On the one hand, up to 1 ...
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