The topic of taxes doesn’t always come up in the examining room with patients—but this year, it might. Last year was the first year the Affordable Care Act’s “individual mandate” required Americans to secure health insurance, which means that this year’s tax season’s could be just a little more complicated for your taxpaying patients.
Primary care is a crucial part of our healthcare system, and some people feel that if primary care doctors were more readily available and affordable, we’d have healthier Americans, fewer Emergency Room logjams, and a healthier economy overall. When Obamacare was first being implemented, there were widespread predictions that the new program would cause a surge in demand for primary care physicians—to the point of possibly crashing the system. Nearly a year later, how are we doing? Read more
By Bob Truog
In our Job-Search Tips series, we invite physician job-search experts of all stripes to share their top tips.
Once you’ve found a job you’re interested in and reach out to the recruiter or company, generally the next step is the introductory phone interview. This is where it’s crucial for physicians and residents to remember one important thing: try to keep an open mind throughout the conversation. Read more
As a physician, you’ve probably been watching the news about Apple Inc.’s new HealthKit with interest and wondering if it will be of value to you in your practice. Now, according to a Reuters article by Christina Farr, two prestigious U.S. hospitals are launching medical trials on the product to determine its value to doctors across the country. Read more