Tag: physician

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Prioritizing Self-Care in Healthcare 

Prioritizing Self-Care in Healthcare 

Physicians and other healthcare professionals are trained to care for others. It’s what we do. In dedicating our lives to caring for others, self- [...]
How Can I Earn CME Credits?

How Can I Earn CME Credits?

Completing your CME requirements does not have to be stressful or time consuming. No matter how many hours you are due to complete this year, ther [...]
Top CME with Gift Card Offers for 2022

Top CME with Gift Card Offers for 2022

We may have just entered 2022, but time flies! Soon, many clinicians will be in a hurry to complete their annual continuing medical education requ [...]
Doctors on TikTok to Follow in 2022

Doctors on TikTok to Follow in 2022

When it comes to medical information, there may not be a more entertaining way to receive it than through a TikTok video. There are many people cr [...]
Recognizing and Confronting Sexism in Medicine

Recognizing and Confronting Sexism in Medicine

I always knew about the existence of inequality and sexism in medicine (and in society at large), but I still remember when I initially witnessed [...]
Mental Illness Among Physicians: Do I Have to Report My Illness?

Mental Illness Among Physicians: Do I Have to Report My Illness?

While the stigma surrounding mental illness is being reduced in many ways, many remain afraid to report their own mental illness honestly. Fear of [...]
Pain Management & Opioid CME Requirements by State

Pain Management & Opioid CME Requirements by State

Each state’s medical licensing board has its own set of requirements for medical professionals to maintain their state medical licenses; some stat [...]
Talking to Patients About Opioid Addiction

Talking to Patients About Opioid Addiction

The opioid crisis has affected thousands of individuals in the United States. Due to increasing rates of opioid addiction, it is more important th [...]
How Optimal Team Practice Improves Patient Care & Makes the Physician-PA Team More Effective

How Optimal Team Practice Improves Patient Care & Makes the Physician-PA Team More Effective

Optimal Team Practice - sounds like a pretty straightforward, understandable phrase that all of us in healthcare should be able to get behind. Medicin [...]
Scope of Practice: Physicians and Advanced Level Practitioners

Scope of Practice: Physicians and Advanced Level Practitioners

The standing definition of “scope of practice” is “the activities that an individual healthcare practitioner is permitted to perform within a spec [...]
What is a Physician Assistant’s Scope of Practice?

What is a Physician Assistant’s Scope of Practice?

As the United States population continues to increase and Baby Boomers continue to age, a growing need has developed in healthcare. With fewer phy [...]
Why Do We Need Opioid CME Courses?

Why Do We Need Opioid CME Courses?

It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic has been growing exponentially in America since the drug’s introduction during World War I. Between an initial [...]
How Physicians Can Help Stop the Opioid Epidemic

How Physicians Can Help Stop the Opioid Epidemic

In the US, 130 people die every day from opioids alone. Since 1999, the country has seen three separate waves of opioid overdose deaths that have kill [...]
Social Determinants of Health in Seniors

Social Determinants of Health in Seniors

Social determinants of health is a term that is tossed around with increasing frequency. Literature and policy makers tout it as an effective way [...]
What are Plague Doctor Masks?

What are Plague Doctor Masks?

As you search for the perfect spooky Halloween costume, you might come across a plague doctor mask or two. These beaked masks are a popular access [...]
Andrea Paul, MD: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Medical School

Andrea Paul, MD: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Medical School

If you’re staring down a path to becoming a doctor, there are many, probably too many, things to consider. I finished medical school and became a [...]
Physician Shortages: Where They Are & The Most Needed Specialties

Physician Shortages: Where They Are & The Most Needed Specialties

It’s well known that there is a physician shortage looming in America. It’s estimated that the US could be short as many as 120,000 physicians by 2030 [...]
What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Inspiration is defined as “a sudden brilliant, creative or timely idea”- not things that align with medical school. It’s safe to say that no one lau [...]
Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Healthcare

Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Healthcare

A recent survey of 6,200 physician and clinicians in the US finds that 10% report being sexually abused, harassed, or experiencing sexual miscondu [...]
The Ugly Truth: Coping With Death as a Physician

The Ugly Truth: Coping With Death as a Physician

There are volumes written about the ways that doctors cope with death. It is a deeply personal experience and coping mechanisms vary as widely as [...]
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