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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

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On the Pulse: World-renowned surgeon joins heart institute

A world-renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Tom Karl, has joined the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, expanding its surgery program.

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New child safety seat law in effect for Florida drivers

AT THE TURN of the New Year, besides the bubbly and resolutions being passed around, a few new laws also were passed for Florida residents. One of them was the

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In My Opinion: Key factors in preventing liability risks

Central Florida Doctor (CFDr): In your opinion, what are some key factors in preventing liability risks? Dr. Carlos Romero: I believe the development of a risk-management program is an essential

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PCMA President’s Column: Major topics in the healthcare industry

IN THIS EDITION of Central Florida Doctor magazine, we’ll address some of major topics of concern under the healthcare finance umbrella. Some of these topics include HIPAA safety, reducing liability