Medical Procedures: Fun and Lucrative

Small-practice, general internists are "dinosaurs" on the verge of financial extinction but they can help themselves by adding procedures to their "black bag" and have fun doing it, said Ted Sussman, MD. "Performing additional procedures such as exercise treadmill testing, screening colonoscopies, dexa scans, screening endoscopies, and endometrial aspirates can be a service to our patients and add value to our practice," said Sussman, a general internist from rural Houlton, Maine.