Category Archives: In the News

Dr. Ken’s Corner: How Americans Choose Their Doctors: A New Study

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Online ratings of physician quality have less influence than we may have thought, according to a recent national survey. When it comes to choosing a personal physician, two-thirds of Americans say they turn to friends or family for recommendations. A “good bedside manner” outweighs “competence” two to one as the most…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Doors Closing to Drug Reps

By. Dr. Ken Teufel Drug reps are worried. For good reason. In 2013, 45% of U.S. physicians limited pharmaceutical drug reps’ access to their offices, according to sales and marketing consultant ZS Associates. This is up from 35% in 2012 and 23% in 2008.  For a variety of reasons, this trend is likely to continue:…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: An Epidemic of Physician Burnout: Myth or Reality?

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Talk about physician burnout is rampant. Yet a majority of 4,600 physicians surveyed by Medscape say they’re generally happy with their lives.  Nearly 75% of doctors, whether self-employed or employed by others, expressed overall satisfaction with their work-life balance and income.  Twenty percent were “neutral” while only 8% of employed doctors…
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Physician News: Changes in Certification

Doctors are practicing medicine in a rapidly evolving world. As medical technology advances and health care transparency and values-based care become the forefront of the healthcare industry, doctors face new guidelines and stipulations in regards to certification. Within the last few years, medical boards have evaluated doctors’ medical competency and knowledge of trending technology. Years…
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Trending: Emergency Waiting Rooms Become New Insurance Marketplace

Extreme costs, long reimbursement delays and high administrative burdens due to hefty Medicare cuts are generating a large increase in patients visiting Emergency Department waiting rooms. With a surge in Medicare, Medicaid, and uninsured patients, Emergency Department waiting rooms are becoming the trending health insurance marketplace for new Obamacare customers.   The "Get Covered" campaign is…
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