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Approaching health care with dignity, concern, and compassion

How the Central Florida Physician’s Alliance Serves Patients Spending more time in the waiting room than with the doctor… not having questions fully answered… finding no help with medical insurance…

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Local Health Update: Public forum on medical marijuana brings cheers and boos

There was a lot of cheering and booing going on Thursday night, August 28, at the Medical Marijuana Forum hosted by the Lakeland Ledger as proponents of each side came

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Editor’s Dose: A thank you note to the teachers

This school year, our twins have started first grade and our four-year-old has started pre-K. Before day one, I have to admit, I was a nervous wreck (and I thought

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In My Opinion: What’s ahead for Florida during the next ACA open enrollment period

In your opinion, what kind of response do you think the upcoming Affordable Care Act open enrollment period (beginning November 15) will have in Florida?

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PCMA Letter: A look at what’s around the corner

With general election time and the next open enrollment period for the government healthcare exchange (Affordable Care Act) both barreling towards us in November, the fall is going to be

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Working together for better patient care

Making alliances that produce peace of mind and solutions to medical practice concerns As a doctor, you have vowed to provide your patients with the best care available based on

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Medical Memoirs: Dr. Kevin Dorsett on carrying out the mission to ‘Do unto Others’

“Do unto your patients as you would do unto your family,” advises Dr. Kevin Dorsett; it is a guiding principle in his career as an ophthalmologist.  It’s no surprise Dr.

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Sights set on striking a balance between the benefits and risks

FDA update on labeling rules for long-acting opioid analgesics In April of this year, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new safety-related changes for the class-wide labeling

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On the Pulse: Improvement project underway at local facility, new physicians, new robotic-assisted surgeries, and more

Work has begun on a $1.3 million facelift at Lake Wales Medical Center (LWMC).  The project at 410 S. 11th Street, at the corner of State Road 60 and 11th

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The clock is ticking: One year to go for ICD-10

Have you gotten your clinicians buy-in for documentation? Now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has confirmed the go-live date for ICD-10— October 1, 2015— providers must