Category Archives: Physician Careers

‘Tis the Season: ICD-10 Codes for the Holidays

As a physician, you are probably familiar with The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Division, or ICD-10 codes. Published by the World Health Organization (WHO), these alphanumeric codes are used by health professionals to identify known diseases and other health problems. While these codes are usually used to distinguish different ailments or injuries, Physicians Practice…
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Dealing With Holiday-Mom and Doctor-Mom Guilt

As a mother and a physician, trying to find that perfect work-life balance can be a struggle. For many doctor-moms, this is especially true during the holidays. You want to give your children the idyllic Christmas and picture-perfect memories you grew up with as a child, even if it means holding yourself to unrealistic expectations…
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There Are No Days Off In Medicine

As the holiday season ensues, many use this time to take off work and spend time with loved ones. However, physicians across the country find that accidents and illnesses do not stop for the holidays and there are no days off in medicine. Between added holiday stress from last-minute gift shopping and travel, to overindulging…
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What Physicians Can Learn From a College Football Coach

After several wins, one would expect Ohio State football coach Urban Meyers to be on cloud nine, however, this was not the case. He was exhausted, couldn't sleep, and was working constantly. In a word, he was experiencing burnout. With his health taking the brunt of it all, he decided to sign a contract with his…
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An Emergency Medicine Physician’s Twelve Days of Christmas

We all know and love the traditional "12 Days of Christmas" song, with its turtle doves and french hens, but for those in the healthcare industry, particularly emergency medicine, the twelve days leading up to Christmas may mean something a little different. With the holiday season well underway, emergency medicine physicians know to anticipate all types…
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Top 4 Specialties in Highest Demand for Locums

Across all specialties, physicians are in high demand throughout the country. A growing elderly population, an increase in number of Americans with health insurance, and physicians leaving the profession due to burnout are all contributing factors to the overall physician shortage. Because of this demand, locum tenens is more popular now than ever. As a locums…
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7 Apps Every Busy Physician Should Know

As a physician, you're often tasked with juggling several things at once. Between your professional responsibilities at work and family duties at home, you've got a lot on your plate. Luckily, there are several apps out there designed to make your life easier. From Evernote that allows you to save quick reminders and notes, to…
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Finding the Perfect Practice for You

The "perfect job" is widely open to interpretation and is largely based on personal preference. Practice style, personality, and values are all important factors and differ from person to person. Whether you feel a calling to tend to the underserved, are drawn to the rural life, or want to travel the open road, endless practice…
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4 Topics A Physician Shouldn’t Discuss On Social Media

As a physician on social media, you may want to maintain a degree of transparency, but guidelines are very important when using any sort of media in a professional capacity. Here are four things to avoid when posting Twitter, Facebook or any other social media site: 1. Alcohol consumption – You may just be meeting up…
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Tip to Physicians: Listen to Your Non-Medical Friends

As a physician, you probably tend to gravitate towards your close network of medical colleagues and friends when you need advice. This is to be expected. However, it's important to not undervalue the advice and unique viewpoint of your non-medical friends as well. Sometimes, it takes a close friend outside of medicine to remind you of the little things,…
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