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PCMA President’s Column: Upcoming meetings and events of note

IN THIS EDITION of Central Florida Doctor magazine, we’re focusing on several legislative and technological topics that affect the healthcare industry, and that of our patients. For example, the U.S.

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Publisher’s Note: ACA update … Florida residents get to keep their subsidies

WITH MORE THAN 1.4 million people in Florida enrolled in the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a., Obamacare) through the federal exchange at www.healthcare.gov, and 94 percent of them receiving subsidies to

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On the Pulse: A growing medical community, county health rankings, and more

THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY in the region is growing, with new physicians and services for residents. The Florida Department of Health in Polk County continues to measure health outcomes and released

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PCMA President’s Column: A few recommendations

IN THIS EDITION of Central Florida Doctor magazine, we’re focusing on several topics that affect the financial aspects of the healthcare industry, both on the patient’s side of receiving care

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Publisher’s Note: Resources from the recent National Rx Drug Abuse Summit

ON APRIL 6-9, physicians, industry experts, U.S. legislative officials, as well as scientists and researchers, converged on Atlanta, Georgia, for the fourth annual National Rx Drug Abuse Summit. The schedule

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Editor’s Dose: Check-up for your private practice financial policy

IF YOU RUN a private practice, then you understand that a comprehensive financial policy can mean the difference between a medical office that runs like a well-oiled machine or one

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On the Pulse: Cancer center expansion under way

| Plus: New doctors, patient programs, health fairs, and botox to treat migraines | LAKELAND REGIONAL HEALTH is expanding and renovating its Cancer Center in response to increased demand for

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PCMA President’s Column: Now is the time

OVER THE LAST YEAR, we’ve held seminars and published several articles in Central Florida Doctor relating to the upcoming ICD-10 conversion. With the deadline approaching this October, this special Technology

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Publisher’s Note: The latest advancements for diabetes management

WHEN IT COMES to advancements and technologies in the medical field, some of them sound like they could have come straight from a sci-fi movie. Take robotic surgery, for example.

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Is Florida a tourist destination for medical treatment?

WHEN PEOPLE outside our great state think of Florida, visions of sunshine and palm trees, beaches, Mickey ears, and theme parks immediately come to mind. Certain lawmakers, however, are proposing