burnout, medical practice

It is a well known fact that being a doctor is one of the most fruitful, yet most stressful, professions in the world. Physicians must exert constant effort to reduce their stress levels whenever possible, and this requires habits that help quell feelings of burnout. We recommend that doctors do these three things on a…

medical, malpractice

The threat of malpractice lingers over the head of every doctor in the practice – a tiny mistake here and there, voila, a lawsuit appears almost seemingly out of thin air. It takes a good connection with patients to mitigate the risk of getting sued. This requires a healthy habit of communicating and keeping a…

workplace, injuries

Physical damage that occurs due to repeated actions or movements over a long period of time are called repetitive stress injuries. These types of injuries are commonly seen in different work settings, whether in the office, in the warehouse, or anywhere else. They are attributed to the natural wear and tear that occurs as a…

fake news, covid-19

As Covid-19 immunization rolls out all over the country, a wave of hesitancy regarding vaccination is being triggered by the spread of fake news and misinformation. Many Americans have been declining their chance to get vaccinated because of false stories claiming that the vaccines cause infertility, disease, and more. This despite information being made available…

hipaa, outsourcing, advantages

Coming up with a good HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) compliance program is difficult, confusing, and a heavy burden on anyone. The wording is legally complicated, vague, and strenuous to comprehend – and if you miss something that results in a mistake, you could land yourself in hot water. Therefore, more and more…

retirement, doctors, physicians

No matter what line of medical practice you are in, the question of retirement must come up at some point. Most physicians consider themselves too busy with work to even think about it but the truth is the end of your career is a matter of “when” not “if”. It is best to prepare for…

semiconductor, shortage, medical industry

Medical device manufacturer Philips has expressed worries of a possible halt in production due to the semiconductor shortage currently being felt all over the world. This should raise alarm bells because should this stoppage in production ever happen it would endanger the healthcare industry by leaving hospitals short on equipment. Appeals have been made to…

physician, burnout

The emergence of Covid-19 last year kicked off a pandemic that heaped massive loads of stress on the shoulders of physicians and healthcare workers, causing emotional distress and contributing to burnout. Physician burnout, however, did not stem solely from the pandemic. The truth is it has always been a longstanding issue in an industry that…

california, workers' comp, workers' compensation

A bill filed by intending to increase the workers’ compensation liability of employers was rejected on Thursday by the California Senate, much to the relief of business owners in the state. Had it passed, it would have made it easier for workers in the medical industry to claim healthcare support for diseases contracted at work….

empathy, medicine, empathy in medicine

Being a doctor is one of the toughest jobs on the planet. Failure in the medical industry can cost the life of a patient along with the resounding grief that loss brings to that patient’s family. This is the reason behind the incredible pressure for physicians to be at their best 24/7 even when this…

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