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Many physicians receive periodic financial statements from their accountants, but do not fully understand those financial statements.
University Transplant Center houses central and south Texas’ only living liver donor program, which can provide shorter wait times and healthier outcomes for patients requiring liver transplants.
Expert pediatric cancer physicians and researchers at UT Health San Antonio are working to improve the lives of children with cancer, both for today and tomorrow.
We have all read articles or attended conferences where the topic is physician burnout. But what about Medical Practice Manager burnout? What happens to the medical practice when its administrative leader is not as effective as he or she once was and is ready to throw in the towel?
At some stage, business owners are ready to launch and take the next steps to grow their business. In many cases, financing is needed to get to that next level. It’s essential for business owners to have knowledge of the variety of financing options available. For businesses just getting started or those looking to grow, a government-backed loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA) may make the most sense.
The research efforts of Cynthia Blanco, MD, Medical Director of the Neonatal Nutrition & Bone Institute at University Health System and Professor of Neonatology at UT Health San Antonio, recently helped the medication Omegaven gain FDA approval. The medication, developed by German healthcare company Fresenius Kabi, helps save the lives of infants with parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease.
A multi-institution clinical trial involving researchers from UT Health San Antonio shows significantly lower recurrence of bladder cancer in patients who received the chemotherapy drug gemcitabine.
For people whose family members have epilepsy, every day is about epilepsy awareness. But November’s Epilepsy Awareness Month is when the epilepsy community comes together to promote awareness to the general public. This year’s campaign is to ensure everyone knows that epilepsy is from the brain. The brain is also the source of solutions for epilepsy and the challenges of living with epilepsy.
To become a physician takes exceptional dedication and focus. Doctors acquire a vast quantity of medical knowledge but too little in the business management area. In today’s environment, business issues can dominate the running of a medical practice. It is important for you to be aware of common mistakes that are made in operating a practice, and even more importantly, to address the possibility that you are making some of these mistakes.
Your recruiting process started months ago, the new physician has executed the employment agreement and now it’s time for the new physician to join the practice. If your practice doesn’t have an onboarding checklist, now is the time to develop it.
On Sept. 5, 2018, the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center hosted a roundtable discussion with esteemed cancer leaders from UT Health San Antonio and MD Anderson Cancer Center to talk about the impact of cancer in San Antonio and how collaboration in patient care and research is essential to improving not only the outcomes for patients, but how creating a streamlined system of care using proven protocols and processes can best support families and caregivers. These thought leaders and clinicians walked through the rising incidence of the disease in San Antonio. They also laid out plans for how their work together will positively impact patients and their families while focusing on overall cost or “value” of health care spend for this disease that strikes aging and Hispanic populations disproportionately.
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in California have found a link between thirdhand smoke (THS) exposure and lung cancer risk in mice.
More than 7,000 physicians, scientists, investigators and advocates from across the globe will descend on San Antonio the first week in December for the 41st annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
The prevention and treatment of breast cancer is optimally achieved through a well orchestrated team approach. The Baptist Network for Cancer Care was created more than five years ago to provide Bexar County and South Texas with an efficient and compassionate model to prevent and treat breast cancer. As a result, our Breast Centers have garnered and maintained national recognition and certification of excellence through the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
Immunotherapy is the new frontier in cancer treatment, and researchers at START are at the forefront. START is one of the largest Phase 1 clinical trial organizations in the world.
No matter the size of your medical practice, staff turnover can cause problems if there aren’t enough staff members to ensure patient appointment demands are met. Could some of the turnover be prevented if we took a different approach to managing our practice?