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Fighting Opioids

New Opioid Law Limits Prescriptions for Acute Pain A woman in her early 20s had abdominal surgery. Afterwards, she was prescribed opiates for pain, which led to addiction and a

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Trauma System Battles

New Regulations for Trauma Centers in Florida Earlier this year, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that could end the recent legal drama surrounding Florida’s trauma centers. The compromise

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AMA Takes On Medical Tourism

American Medical Association Outlines New Guidelines As Medical Tourism Grows When the American Medical Association whispers, doctors and patients listen. That’s why the 171-year-old organization dedicated to improving the practice

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Legislative Wrap-Up

  Medical Industry Experts Weigh-In on What Happened During this Year’s Florida Legislative Session   The Florida Medical Association (FMA) continued its fight during this year’s Legislative Session against efforts

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MACRA is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Steps to Get Started and Keep Up the Pace for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act In September 2016— just three months from the release of the final rule

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Legislative Spotlight: Doctor’s Civil Air Patrol Bill Signed into Law

Doctor’s Civil Air Patrol Bill Signed into Law Dr. Seoane, president of the Polk County Medical Association, wrote a bill that passed in the Florida Legislature this session— without opposition.

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DOCTOR FEATURE: BUSINESS – THE BOTTOM LINE

Physician Income Rising, along with Debt, According to Medscape Data Physician incomes are rising, but so is debt, according to two of the latest Medscape surveys.  Some doctors carry debt

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On the Pulse: Medical Facilities of Polk County

The Watchmen Device, Amulet Device, Additional Locations, New Providers to the Region, and More Spring is well under way, and the hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices around Central Florida are

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Care Conversation: Medical Malpractice Insurance

It’s Time to Reset the Medical Malpractice Insurance Discussion We spoke with more than 800 doctors, practice managers, and group administrators across the country last year.  The message was clear:

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Patient Care: Doctors and Diabetes

  Q&A with Pauline Lowe on Taking Advantage of All the Education Resources for Optimum Diabetes Management Over 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and another 86 million are