Medical Economics September 2020

How the COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating physician burnout

September 15, 2020

Eventually, COVID-19 will be brought under control, but burnout will remain. Physicians will face the aftermath of a pandemic along with obtuse electronic health records, too much administrative work and too much third-party interference.

Mental health help is available for physicians

September 15, 2020

Don't assume that you can't get mental health counseling as a physician. Many state laws have changed in recent years, allowing doctors to get the help they need without jeopardizing their license.

Why my new practice is devoted to reversing chronic disease

September 09, 2020

Chronic diseases are often referred to as Western diseases due to being more affluent and industrialized. But affluence and industry do not lead to disease, the lifestyle that commonly goes along with them does.

How practices can negotiate with a competing hospital

September 07, 2020

Not all hospitals and physicians are locked in mortal combat from which only one will emerge. In many instances, it can be beneficial for independent physician groups and hospitals to work together.