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  • An NP Student Reflects on Healthcare Reform

    I know, I know. You're all probably thinking that if you see another blog about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, you are going to need an emesis basin. Since the healthcare reform package was upheld by the Supreme Court, healthcare is back in the news and on the minds, lips and keyboards of just about everyone. I will attempt to ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on July 9, 2012
  • Treatment of Stretch Marks with Retinoids

    No matter our age or gender, stretch marks (or striae) can affect us all. Contrary to popular belief, stretch marks may even affect thin people. We commonly associate them with pregnancy, but striae also frequently occur in young patients after rapid height or muscle mass increase. Typical areas of involvement include the abdomen, breasts, arms, ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on January 24, 2012
  • The Art of Time Management

    We have all been to see a healthcare provider with a checklist of things we wish to accomplish during a visit. Isn't that why we go? Time management skills in medicine are essential. As providers, we have to find a nice balance that gives patients our undivided attention yet maintains efficiency and allows us to be productive. My goal in time ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on December 27, 2011
  • Convenient Care... for Chronic Illness

    If you read our last post or saw the news yourself, you already know that the American Academy of Family Physicians has changed its stance on convenient care clinics.But ABC News published an article today explaining some operators' plans to expand services into chronic disease management: ''Retail Clinics Branch Into Chronic Disease ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on March 22, 2010
  • NP Practices Are Perfect for Healthcare Homes

    Summer is rolling along at ECFC. Thankfully, our June has been busier than May was. Within the next three weeks our state has mandated that all medical claims be filed electronically (July 15). The state has contracted with an organization to allow free access to their Web-based e-filing system. We are awaiting approval to go ahead and begin ...
    Posted to NP Practice Owners (Weblog) on July 7, 2009