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CALENDAR OF EVENT: MAY/JUNE 2017

    CALENDAR OF EVENTS May and June support groups, classes, events and fundraisers

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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

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Caring for Seniors: How to help seniors avoid scams and fraud

FLORIDA HAS ITS fair share of scams and fraud, and many of these illegal schemes target the elderly. According to the FDIC, thieves and scam artists target seniors who have

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On the Pulse: What’s in the works for local medical facilities in 2017

DURING THE RECENT HOLIDAYS and as the New Year dawned, the hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices of Central Florida were getting into the spirit of giving while providing superior healthcare

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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