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It was recently brought to my attention that a popular health clinic is targeting (pun intended) cosmetic patients. Target Clinics, which provide convenient healthcare to numerous patients, are now offering certain cosmetic services. Listed on the Target Clinics website under services known as ''cosmetic prescriptions consultations,'' the clinics ...
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we posted the article ''Organizing and Investing to Expand Primary Care
Availability with Nurse Practitioners'' by Peter J. Levin and Rick Bateman from Journal of Community Health to our ...
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 ...
Nursing Economics just posted an advance copy of an article that will be published in its September/October issue, and it's easy to understand why. All advanced practice nurses will rejoice in this systematic review of literature published between 1990 and 2008, which concludes what NPs, CNSs, CNMs and CRNAs have known all along: They ...
Working in corrections has been very challenging in these
last 7 months, and my new-found belief is that if I can make it here I can
make it anywhere. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy my position working in a
primary care environment with the incarcerated, however, at times I wonder, “Is
this all there is?!” I can’t complain; my schedule, ...
It has been a very busy fall for ECFC. In addition to general patient care and all the day-to-day administrative issues, we are faced with another task. The state of MN has mandated that all recipients of state-sponsored health insurance have access to and are members of a state-certified Health Care Home.
Eagan Child and Family Care is one of ...
Seventeen months ago when I opened Pace Clinic I was excited to be out on my own. No more working for somebody, I could set my own hours, come and go as I please, and do my own thing. I have thoroughly enjoyed working for myself.
However, even though I no longer have (a) boss, I still work for now thousands of bosses (my clients). Sure, I can ...
Do you have your disaster plan ready?? The avian flu spurred organizations to evaluate their disaster plans and to revise or add provisions in response to a national biohazard or infectious disease disaster.
Our county health department has been holding meetings for care providers to assist them in developing individual disaster plans as well as ...
During my 2 years attending graduate school in the University of Utah Family Nurse Practitioner program I remember hearing the phrase about being sued, ''it's not a matter of IF but WHEN.'' This has always worried me, especially now that I am a business owner.
I have good medical liability insurance, but the thought of being sued is scary. ...
February was a tough month for ECFC. Our patient visits were down and our receipts even lower. We typically see a decline in receipts the first couple of months of the new year as patients are recovering from the holidays, have new insurances and new deductibles or now have no insurance at all. Our office staff were on edge about ...