Oak Hill Hospital names new C-level officer
Oak Hill Hospital has announced the appointment of its new chief operating officer. Leanne Salazar will replace Steve Young. Salazar boasts an extensive background in medicine. She is an advanced practice registered nurse who holds a master of science in nursing degree, a master of business administration in health care administration and a bachelor of science in nursing. She is board certified in family practice as w ell as executive nursing practice, professional health care quality, a professional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 5, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Kelsey Sunderland Source Type: news

Oak Hill Hospital names new C-level officer
Oak Hill Hospital has announced the appointment of its new chief operating officer. Leanne Salazar will replace Steve Young. Salazar boasts an extensive background in medicine. She is an advanced practice registered nurse who holds a master of science in nursing degree, a master of business administration in health care administration and a bachelor of science in nursing. She is board certified in family practice as w ell as executive nursing practice, professional health care quality, a professional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 5, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelsey Sunderland Source Type: news

Brathwaite Accepting Patients at Baptist Health-NLR Family (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Jasmine Brathwaite has joined the Baptist Health affiliate North Little Rock Family Practice. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 4, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The 2019 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update The 2019 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update
Review a summary of the changes to this year's Medicare documentation requirements, coding updates, and QPP revisions most relevant to family physicians.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

January 2019 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for January 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

December 2018 Briefing - Family Practice
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for December 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Case study: ‘Our pharmacist is invaluable – we couldn’t do without her’
Practice manager Val Denton discusses the positive difference employing a clinical pharmacist has made to patients and staff at Hillview Family Practice in Hartcliffe, Bristol.  The employment of clinical pharmacists in general practice is the focus of a recent programme run by NHS England– the Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice programme– but the benefits of such an initiative are something practice manager Val Denton began to realise as early as nine years ago. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 27, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

November 2018 Briefing - Family Practice
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for November 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Makes a Doctor Truly Great What Makes a Doctor Truly Great
In this commentary, Dr Kenny Lin singles out the one skill that separates the merely competent doctors from the truly great ones.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Flagler Hospital announces Nocatee expansion
Flagler Hospital will build a health campus in the St. Johns County master-planned community Nocatee, the health system announced Monday. The development, called the "Flagler Health Village at Nocatee," will comprise of a 30,000-square-foot building with outdoor activity space. Flagler Hospital plans to offer family practice, pediatrics, specialty care, women’s health services and a community education and partnership center at th e facility. The health system also plans to create a Community… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison Colburn Source Type: news

Flagler Hospital announces Nocatee expansion
Flagler Hospital will build a health campus in the St. Johns County master-planned community Nocatee, the health system announced Monday. The development, called the "Flagler Health Village at Nocatee," will comprise of a 30,000-square-foot building with outdoor activity space. Flagler Hospital plans to offer family practice, pediatrics, specialty care, women’s health services and a community education and partnership center at th e facility. The health system also plans to create a Community… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison Colburn Source Type: news

University brings family practice into the fold
A collaboration between the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and West Tennessee Healthcare will result in a new family medicine practice in Jackson, Tennessee. For many years, UTHSC’s College of Medicine has maintained a clinical teaching practice and clinic in Jackson, which facilitated the school's family medicine training program there. The new arrangement with West Tennessee Healthcare would involve UTHSC paying a portion of the compensation for 11 faculty physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

University brings family practice into the fold
A collaboration between the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and West Tennessee Healthcare will result in a new family medicine practice in Jackson, Tennessee. For many years, UTHSC’s College of Medicine has maintained a clinical teaching practice and clinic in Jackson, which facilitated the school's family medicine training program there. The new arrangement with West Tennessee Healthcare would involve UTHSC paying a portion of the compensation for 11 faculty physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

October 2018 Briefing - Family Practice
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for October 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical office building in Charlotte region sells for $3M-plus
A Hickory medical office building has been sold for $3.1 million to a company affiliated with a Charlotte real estate firm, according to Catawba County real estate records. The building, which houses Hickory Family Practice at 52 12th Ave. NE in Hickory, sold last month to Sunset Southstar LLC, affiliated with Tribek Properties, according to its state business license. That license lists an address of 101 S. Kings Drive in Charlotte, where Tribek keeps its office. Th e seller was Hickory Holdings… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ken Elkins Source Type: news

The PM edit: Luan Stewart in her own words
Management in Practice is speaking to a series of PMs on the front-line about what being a practice manager means to them. Reporter Valeria Fiore talks toLuan Stewart, practice business manager at Adelaide Street Family Practice in Blackpool about the challenges practice management poses and the future of the profession. Q. How has being a practice manager changed since you first started out in the profession? Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 25, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Physicians See the Need, Not the Pay for Mental Healthcare Physicians See the Need, Not the Pay for Mental Healthcare
Frustrated physicians describe family practices overwhelmed with patients needing mental health services, and say they see no relief in sight for reimbursement reform.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Making Sense of MACRA: The AAFP's Top 10 FAQs Making Sense of MACRA: The AAFP's Top 10 FAQs
Confused about the Quality Payment Program? The answers to these 10 frequently asked questions can help you successfully participate.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Video-conferencing with therapists can help patients with anxiety
Talk therapy for anxiety disorders can be effective even when done via video-conference, a new study confirms. This finding could be especially helpful for patients in underserved and rural areas, researchers write in Family Practice. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

August 2018 Briefing - Family Practice
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for August 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UNC Rockingham physicians practices join UNC Physicians Network
UNC Rockingham Health Care's six physician practices in Eden and western Rockingham County have become part of UNC Physicians Network. The move brings the expertise and services of the larger UNC Health Care System's network of specialty care providers to the Rockingham County, according to Dana Weston, president of UNC Rockingham. The practices involved in the transition will change their names: Morehead Family Practice to UN C Family Medicine at Eden Morehead Neurospine to UNC Neurosurgery… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Education on insulin use is lacking in doctors
According to research, published inBMC Family Practice, primary care physicians lack appropriate knowledge on the correct use of insulin to treat type-2 diabetes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

99213 or 99214? Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum 99213 or 99214? Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum
These two codes account for a large proportion of FP office visits--but one pays more than the other. How do you decide which one to use?Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Geriatric Assessment: An Office-Based Approach Geriatric Assessment: An Office-Based Approach
What should be covered in a comprehensive geriatric assessment, and how is it best accomplished in a family practice office setting?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

How we are celebrating the NHS turning 70
 Valeria Fiore speaks to three different practice managers about what they are doing to honour the service’s landmark birthday Veg on prescription Alvanley Family Practice, Stockport: Practice manager Kay Keane and health champion David Chorlton will launch a practice allotment on 5 July 2018, to celebrate the NHS turning 70. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 4, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

June 2018 Briefing - Family Practice
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for June 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Med First Urgent Care and Family Practice at Wendover Commons will be complete by fall
Med First Urgent Care and Family Practice at Wendover Commons will finish its interior construction by September after a six-month delay, a company spokesman told Triad Business Journal. The 3,200-square-foot clinic is on West Wendover Avenue near I-73 and will employ about a dozen people. In the fall of 2017, Med First put up a sign announcing its arrival at Wendover Commons near Academy Sports and Haverty's Furniture store. Company spokesman Matt Mumpower said he's unsure what caused the delay. Med… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rebecca Ayers Source Type: news

Why Would an NP Choose Family Practice?
(MedPage Today) -- Let me count the ways (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

May 2018 Briefing - Family Practice
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for May 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deprescribing Unnecessary Medications: A Four-Part Process Deprescribing Unnecessary Medications: A Four-Part Process
How should deprescribing be approached for patients taking multiple unnecessary medications? The authors present four key steps in managing polypharmacy.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

L.A. healthcare startup raises $20 million for doctor house calls
Heal has raised another $20 million for its tech spin on retro healthcare. The Los Angeles startup, which enables on-demand doctor house calls, will use the new funding to pursue new markets, explore new business models and advance its technology. Heal connects users with fully vetted pediatricians and family practice doctors who can arrive at a patient’s home within a couple of hours or by appointment. Doctor hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 365 days a year, including all holidays. The service is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Annlee Ellingson Source Type: news

April 2018 Briefing - Family Practice
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for April 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sports Physicals for Tween/Teen Athletes
Treatment TermsSports medicine Sub-Title Available in Durham, Raleigh, Cary and Holly Springs Overview Does your child need a sports physical? If he or she plans to work out with the middle or high school team this summer, participate in a summer sport, or try out for a sport any time in the upcoming school year, now is the time to make sure your forms are up to date. Content Blocks School Sports Physicals for $10.00 Per Person (Cash Only)Duke Health will offer school sports physicals tostudent-athletes  in sixth grade through high school for $10 per person (cash only).  Student-athletes should arrive ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment? Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment?
Learning how to correctly incorporate Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) codes can have positive effect on payment as well as present a more accurate picture of patient health status.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

March 2018 Briefing - Family Practice
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for March 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Don't Forget Puerto Rico -- We Didn't
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, a Fort Collins, Colo., family practice created two jobs for displaced workers. John Bender, M.D., M.B.A., shares their stories in this Leader Voices Blog post. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Don't Forget Puerto Rico -- We Didn't
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, a Fort Collins, Colo., family practice created two jobs for displaced workers. John Bender, M.D., M.B.A., shares their stories in this Leader Voices Blog post. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018
What coding changes are most likely to affect the way your practice gets paid in 2018? Review the most important changes in this article.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Practice launches digital patient participation group on Facebook
A GP practice is launching a virtual patient participation group (PPG) to run alongside with its regular face-to-face meetings. Adelaide Street Family Practice in Blackpool hopes that the existence of a digital group on Facebook will encourage more people to become active participants and contribute to the practice’s PPG. The digital group is launching on 20 March, but the practice will be running a test session before the official release date.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

EHR Time Exceeds Patient Face Time in Family Practice Visits EHR Time Exceeds Patient Face Time in Family Practice Visits
Average total time spent in one visit and average time spent on EHR work varied little among residents and faculty physicians, but multiple other factors played a role.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New chief medical officer for El Dorado hospital
Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital has a new chief medical officer.   The organization announced Tuesday Dr. Jennifer Pharris will serve in that capacity beginning March 1. This will be a part-time role, allowing Pharris to continue practicing medicine through the SBA Medical Group family practice clinic in Augusta. The hospital is in El Dorado.  This was the o ne remaining C-suite position that needed to be filled amid a recent leadership shuffle, beginning with Jim Kirkbride taking over for Gayle… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

New chief medical officer for El Dorado hospital
Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital has a new chief medical officer.   The organization announced Tuesday Dr. Jennifer Pharris will serve in that capacity beginning March 1. This will be a part-time role, allowing Pharris to continue practicing medicine through the SBA Medical Group family practice clinic in Augusta. The hospital is in El Dorado.  This was the o ne remaining C-suite position that needed to be filled amid a recent leadership shuffle, beginning with Jim Kirkbride taking over for Gayle… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

Opting Out of Medicare: How to Get Out and Stay Out Opting Out of Medicare: How to Get Out and Stay Out
Is opting out of Medicare a viable option for family physicians? It can be, but only if you do it correctly--and doing it wrong can be costly.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Depression in intimate partner violence victims in Slovenia: a crippling pattern of factors identified in family practice attendees - Gucek NK, Selic P.
This multi-centre cross-sectional study explored associations between prevalence of depression and exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) at any time in patients' adult life in 471 participants of a previous IPV study. In 2016, 174 interviews were per... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

GP practice wins the Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer 2017
A GP practice has been awarded the prestigious Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer 2017 at the National Apprenticeship Awards that took place on 18 January at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The Alvanley Family Practice, a small practice with more than 5000 patients in Woodey, Stockport is also the regional winner of the Apprenticeships National Awards 2017.   Practice manager,Kay Keane said her practice was the only NHS practice to be awarded the prize.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Cells to Society: New Hypertension Guidelines / Caregiver-Researcher/ Research News
This study investigates whether improved communication and evidence-based recommendations for handover yield positive patient outcomes.     Read more   Family ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - January 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The importance of anxiety and depression in family practice - Torzsa P, Hargittay C, Kalabay L.
Representative studies indicate that prevalence of anxiety disorders among adults is between 12.6-17.2%, while in Hungary it is 17.7%. According to both international and national studies the point prevalence of diagnosed major depression requiring treatme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

New Surgical Option for Serious Rotator Cuff Tears
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsRotator Cuff TearsShoulder pain and injuries Overview If you have a severe rotator cuff tear that can ’t be mended, or if a previous repair didn’t bring relief, superior capsule reconstruction may help. Content Blocks Header About Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs ContentYour shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that help keep the ball at the top of your upper-arm bone centered in your shoulder socket. It also helps you lift and rotate your arm.When your rotator cuff tears -- either from a sudden injury or long-term wear-and-tear -...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

NEA Baptist Adds Two to Jonesboro Teams (NEA Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Mahesh Aradhya has joined the cardiology team at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro while Dr. Nicole Akers has joined NEA Baptist’s Windover Clinic Family Practice. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

In conversation with... Kay Keane
Kay Keane is business manager at the Alvanley Family Practice, which has more than 5000 patients. Q: How do you keep your practice thriving?Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 22, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Featured Articles Personal Practice Source Type: news