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Watch for signs: Screen all patients for suicidal thoughts

THE SUICIDE OF A PATIENT is a tragedy for any physician. Patients with suicidal thoughts or ideation appear occasionally in physician encounters. The Joint Commission recently noted that the rate

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Medical Memoirs: Dr. Donald Arey, Jr.

Vascular surgeon trades a career in the operating room for adventures in the classroom and beyond IN 1998, after 26 years of private practice, Dr. Donald Arey, Jr., decided he

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Medical tourism is on the rise

Patients willing to go the extra mile for health services SABRINA FREY was running out of options when she reached out to a doctor she found through Facebook. Suffering from

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Cancer clinical trials forum explores recruitment opportunities

Forum participants discuss challenges and solutions for getting more participation from Florida patients CANCER PATIENTS who participate in clinical trials get access to state-of-the-art and therapeutic technologies. But attracting cancer

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Fulfillment in the journey: Dr. Sookdeo traverses the road of family medicine

BY THE AGE OF 18, Trishanna Sookdeo, MD, MPH decided she wanted to pursue a career in medicine or science. Luckily for the citizens of Polk County, she chose the

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Technological advancements helping to reshape senior care

AARP study reveals Floridians’ preference for in-home care and opportunity for the state NEW TECHNOLOGY and modern solutions are reshaping the way we work, live, and retire. A new AARP

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Where Florida ranks in WalletHub’s ‘2016 Best & Worst States for Doctors’

WITH THE ENORMOUS INVESTMENT of time and resources that goes into becoming a doctor, choosing a place to practice deserves careful consideration. As the Affordable Care Act and insurance reform

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The rise of urgent care facilities and its relation to the consumerization of healthcare

CENTRAL FLORIDA DOCTOR caught up with Steve Sellars, the president of the Board of Directors for the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), and asked him some questions about the

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In My Opinion … with Dr. Joy Jackson

CENTRAL FLORIDA DOCTOR (CFDr): In your opinion, what are some of the top medical concerns for baby boomers in Florida?

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Addressing the rising cost of prescriptions for seniors

American Seniors Association aligns with Rx Claim Savings to offer program THE AMERICAN SENIORS ASSOCIATION (ASA) has entered into an alliance with Rx Claims Savings, LLC. (RxCS) that is expected