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Family Health: Steps for a breast self-exam

ABOUT ONE IN EIGHT U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. There are a few things that can be done for early detection, such

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Ask a Physician Who Knows! — Understanding your medical records

1. What is a medical record? Every time you see a medical health provider, a record is kept of what transpired during the visit. These records are kept by physicians,

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The ripple effects of promotions, new hires, retirements, and expansions

THIS SUMMER has been a busy one for Central Florida hospitals, clinics, and healthcare provider offices. As always, the ideology is to provide Central Florida patients with excellent care. Here

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Help available for ICD-10 coding transition

MOST OF THE POPULATION may proceed beyond October 1 completely unaware of major changes in the coding system used for medical billing purposes.

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Practicing in the field of telemedicine

Do the risks still far outweigh the benefits? THE HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE has changed radically in recent years. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, expanding roles for nurse practitioners and physician

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PCMA President’s Column: Driving us toward the future

IN THIS EDITION of Central Florida Doctor magazine, you’ll read about the risks versus benefits of telemedicine. The term “telemedicine” seems to some like it’s a relatively new concept, but

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Editor’s Dose: The FDA’s role in regulating telemedicine

THE U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) acts as the leading agency for the essential role of regulating telemedicine and telemedicine devices. The software

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Publisher’s Note: Reserve space now for the 2016 Central Florida Physicians Directory & Medical Professionals Guide

YES, IT’S THAT time again! We are preparing for the 2016 Central Florida Physicians Directory & Medical Professionals Guide! This directory is the most comprehensive database of physicians in our

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Medical Memoirs: Joy Johnson on helping the most vulnerable residents stay healthy through faith and hard work

YOU MIGHT SAY that Joy Lee Johnson’s life has completed a circle of destiny in her 38 years. As Polk County’s director of Indigent Health Care, she works in a

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Healthy Cook: No more procrastination with easy food prep and meal ideas

IF WE MUST have a national slogan when it comes to cooking, many of us should choose “Procrastination for the Nation.” I’m too busy. I don’t have time to fix