Physician

What will be your legacy as a physician?

by Francine Gaillour, MD

I’ve  heard some physicians wonder out loud if they’re career has been  “wasted” – either because they were on a path that wasn’t a good fit, or  they spent years focusing on accumulating and worrying, rather than on contributing and enjoying.  The question is one of personal value:  Am I measuring up? And by whose metrics?

How do you measure the value of your physician …

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The legal issues of doctors and chiropractors working together

by Jeffrey L. Cohen and Albert R. Meyer

Chiropractors and medical doctors (or D.O.s) have had a long and somewhat complex relationship.

Though they approach healthcare issues differently, there are many instances where they share care or even work together.  Such “M.D./D.C.” relationships are legally complex, but often prove to be rewarding in many respects.  Properly constructing the arrangements is critical, especially since government regulators and payers tend …

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How managed care caused the mental health care crisis

by George H. Northrup, PhD

No one becomes a mental health professional—in my case, a clinical psychologist—for the financial rewards.

With comparable (or less) education, far more lucrative careers exist in law, business, or other health care specialties.  Psychotherapy tends to draw practitioners who are fascinated by the mysteries of the mind and who find satisfaction helping others in distress.   Money has typically been a …

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5 things I learned from a MD inventor and serial entrepreneur

by Ashwin Patel

As a MD/PhD candidate, I enjoy learning how medicine interfaces with other fields. I found that MDs that have ventured into these fields have the best stories and insights to share.

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Dr. David E. Albert, MD. He’s a physician, a successful inventor with 30+ patents, and a serial entrepreneur. He has sold two of his companies, one to …

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