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Solutions To Emergency Room Wait Times

No matter where people are, whether it be at a fast food restaurant, a bank, at the ER or at the doctor’s office, nobody wants to wait for long periods of time, so in recent years medical practices have come up with creative ways to significantly shorten wait times for patients and people associated with patients. Considering the advancements of hospital technology, medical practices have embraced the use of these

Adjusting to ICD-10 in 2015

The ICD-10 Compliance Deadline has been set as October 1, 2015 due to a regulation that was published by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on August 4, 2014. What does this mean for physicians and general medical staff members all over the world? This means that they will need to adjust to new sets of codes and classifications if they are to advance in their medical careers.

Underarm Sweat: How much is too much?

by Howard P. Horlick, MD Everyone sweats, especially under their arms.  However, for some, underarm sweat is a major problem that can interfere with their personal and professional lives. For others, underarm sweat may be an occasional annoyance. Regardless of where they fall in this spectrum, sufferers may go to great lengths to hide their condition and may even avoid social situations and interactions. Those who experience bothersome underarm sweat are often

It’s Your Muscles. Believe It or Knot

Dr. Martin G Owen BHK (Exercise Science) MD CCFP Imagine hanging from a tree over the open mouth of a crocodile. Despite your desire to keep on living, eventually the pain in your arms will become so severe that you will fall to the delight of the awaiting predator. Severe muscle pain I often relate this story or a similar one to validate the severity of pain experienced by my

Tackling Pregnancy Myths with Dr. Hetal Gor

  According to the CDC (Center for Disease & Control), there were 3,952,841 births in the United States alone during 2013. That is nearly 11,000 births per day! OBGYN healthcare providers are in demand and they are expected to present the highest quality of care and comfort for their patients. Dr. Gor has been practicing OBGYN care since 2003. She completed her residency in several established hospitals, receiving many honors

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation is an evolving implanted treatment used for patients suffering from a variety of painful ailments including Failed Back Syndrome, Diabetic Neuropathy, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Phantom Pain and Spinal Stenosis and Vascular Pain, to name a few. The concept dates back to 1965, and is based on the “Gate Theory of Pain”, whereby painful ascending nerve fibers are blocked by electrical impulses created by an implanted device that

Thoughts on Preventive Cardiology

Introducing : “The Great Eight” : The Major Modifiable Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease ( CVD )        A                                                    B Hypertension                                                                           Diet Hyperlipidemia                                                                        Weight Diabetes                                                                                 Activity level Cigarette smoking                                                                  Mental well being We are all familiar with the adverse cardiovascular consequences that ensue when the risk factors in column A go unchecked. We need to understand that the same degree of such consequences are likely to occur when

Anti-Aging: Inside & Outside

The quest for maintaining or restoring health and beauty impacts each of us in different ways.  If you are sitting in a doctor’s office as you read this article, then you are likely involved in some aspect of this quest.  Much of American (and western) medicine is focused on treating disease and hopefully restoring health, sadly with much less emphasis on maintaining wellness and health. Ideally, each of us would

Multispecialty Group Practices – Mark Sivers Explains Why they are Beneficial

  Multispecialty group practices cultivate an environment of high-quality care where physicians can consult with each other on rare cases or multiple medical problems. With enhanced communication between doctors this type of practice model is beneficial in more ways than just patient care and allows the practice to flourish. Today we are talking with Dr. Mark Sivers about the benefits of group practice settings and why they are better for