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Healthy Aging

While aging is a fact of life that one cannot escape, there are specific measures that can be taken to ensure the best possible vision as you age. The following lifestyle modifications can help delay or prevent certain eye diseases.   Regular Eye Examinations One of the most important things you can do is schedule …

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Hands-On Experience

Florida Poly Researchers Develop Technology to Train Surgeons by PAUL CATALA In the past, doctors and surgeons in training would have to work on a dummy or mannequin or perhaps a donated cadaver to get hands-on training for future surgeries.  When those aspiring surgeons are learning to perform delicate operations in orthopedic surgery such as …

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Striking a Balance

BayCare Chief Nursing Officer Using Circumstances to Shape Collaborative Approach to New Role by TIM CRAIG A pair of close-up medical experiences helped shape a young Misty Holland into a medical professional who is set to make a difference in Polk County health care. Holland, who was appointed as the Vice President of Patient Care …

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The Success Formula

For Medical Practices, Lease Negotiations Go Beyond Location by TIM CRAIG The classic adage in real estate is “location, location, location.” However, for small medical practices looking to lease, renew or purchase, it can be a little more complicated. “Leases and lease renewals are not typically conducted on a level playing field. After all, the …

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On the Pulse

Despite Trying Times, Polk County Healthcare Personnel Rise to Top With Recognitions, New Positions Summer is winding down, but the healthcare providers of Central Florida are still going strong. Despite the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, those working at hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and medical centers are staying on their toes to provide …

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Medical Memoirs

Lakeland Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stuart Patterson Stays on the Cutting Edge of His Field by PAUL CATALA More than three decades since beginning practice, Dr. Stuart Patterson has gotten the upper hand on what it takes to be one of the most successful and sought out orthopedic surgery specialists in Polk County and Florida.  Since …

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Telehealth Hits New Heights

Learn What One Doctor’s Experience Means for Widespread Use During COVID-19  by MARY TOOTHMAN   When a patient needs to consult with Bruce Cohen, the high-risk pregnancy physician knows it’s important to be accessible. The Boston resident has developed a system over the past few years that has enabled him to “see” patients in Winter …

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All Eyes on the Future

Retirement Planning a Key Component for Medical Practice Owners and Administrators by TIM CRAIG Starting and owning a new medical practice comes with a lot of costs that may make it difficult to think about one of the most important parts of a small medical business: the ending.  For many small business owners, thinking about …

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