Tag: private practice

Patients and Providers Experience Telemedicine Growing Pains

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Crystal Joseph pays for two telemedicine video services to ensure that...

Oncologist Accused of Inappropriate Treatment ‘Provided Exceptional Care’

MANCHESTER—Leading oncologist Professor Justin Stebbing has told a medical tribunal he provided “exceptional standards of care” to a cancer patient he’s accused of giving chemotherapy...

Little Impact of Private Equity on Dermatology Practices

A new study suggests that private investor ownership of dermatology practices has little impact on spending, but does result in a small increase in the number...

Orthopedists’ Earnings Changed Little in 2020

Despite the unprecedented challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic caused medical practices in 2020, orthopedists continued to be among the top-earning specialists, with average reported incomes...

Docs Suffer From Noncompete Clauses: Any Hope for Change?

When Traci Purath, MD, a Wisconsin neurologist, decided to leave the health system where she worked and go into private practice in 2012, she faced...

Big Gap Between Physician Payments for Offices vs Hospitals: Study

Medicare payments for physician services were, on average, $114,000 per doctor per year higher when billed by a hospital than when billed by an independent...

Independent Physicians Finally Getting Vaccine for Themselves

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Physicians unaffiliated with healthcare systems continue to have difficulties obtaining COVID-19...

Who’s at Risk for Depression on Isotretinoin?

A history of prior depressive illness conferred a sevenfold increased risk of developing treatment-limiting mood symptoms in patients on isotretinoin for acne in a large...

Small Practices, Struggling With PPE, Band Together to Buy in Bulk

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In March, Jason Goldman, MD, couldn’t find a supplier to sell...

What Will Happen to Physician Income This Year?

In recent weeks, physicians have gotten the first hints of how much income they could lose in the COVID-19 crisis. “At a combined system and hospital...

8 Steps for Getting Ready to See Patients Again

Like many physicians in private practice, Kutner is concerned about revenue. She hopes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) makes its temporary waivers permanent....

I Want to Retire, But Just Can’t Say Goodbye

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 05, 2020 — Helen Rhodes, MD, an Ob/Gyn in private practice, thought ahead to what...

Doc Suspended for Exposing Poor Social-Distancing Practices

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Obstetrician Ana Sanchez, MD, was forced to abruptly leave a laboring...

New Programs Provide Money to Keep Practices Running

Family physician Frank Maselli, MD, saw approximately 30 patients a day in his office in the Bronx before COVID-19. But New York City has become...