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New advances in hematology testing offer parameters useful in assessing challenging conditions such as thrombocytopenia. The immature platelet fraction (IPF) is an available parameter on analyzers in some laboratories. When used with patient information and platelet counts, the IPF can help the clinician with the differential diagnosis of thrombocytopenia.
Soon to open, Rapid Recovery Center-San Antonio by Mainstreet Health (RRC-SA), brings an innovative model of post-acute care to our community. The resort-like RRC specializes in short-term post-acute care rehabilitation for patients recovering from illness, injury and surgery and for patients requiring medically complex care. RRC delivers high-quality outcomes for diverse patient populations while maintaining high customer satisfaction.
Many business executives use a professional coach to enhance their skills and improve their bottom line. There are physicians in the San Antonio area who have a coach, and perhaps it’s time for the practice manager to have a coach, too. It doesn’t matter whether the practice manager has two years or 20 years of experience. Having a third-party coach allows the practice manager the opportunity to talk with another medical practice executive in a non-threatening setting to discuss concerns and ideas they may not otherwise discuss with any other staff member, including the physician.
Peripheral Vascular Associates has been available 24/7/365 for the past 41 years to San Antonio and the surrounding areas.
I know you’re thinking to yourself: “the year-end is still pretty far away…” Speaking from experience, this is a great time of year to review how your year is shaping up and what can be done to avoid larger than necessary tax bills. With that in mind, this article will discuss a few tax planning ideas as you start thinking year-end.
As one of the newest emergency departments for kids, University Children’s ED has board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians and the latest technology.
As a 21-year veteran of banking and mortgage, I am frequently asked about the status of current rates. The answer should always be tailored to the buyer’s objectives.
Estate planning is telling the courts what to do with your stuff in case you die. When it comes to estate planning, everybody needs something. Figuring out what that “something” is can be difficult.
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio’s innovative Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) program combats childhood and adolescent obesity through education that combines the science of nutrition with the art of cooking.
The most common statements made by physicians are, “my expenses are increasing” and “my revenue is decreasing.” Are these comments made from reviewing hard data, or just a gut feeling? It is difficult to make decisions affecting the medical practice and strategic planning without having objective, current and correct data.
University Health System’s Texas Diabetes Institute combines superb care, education, prevention and research to combat a deadly chronic disease.
In the medical community, September is dedicated to bringing awareness of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and its process.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), along with the U.S. Department of Justice, has launched a massive effort to identify and prosecute tax evaders from the medical profession. A major emphasis is to initiate criminal investigations and perform audits of thousands of healthcare providers, focusing on issues such as tax shelter schemes, concealment of income and excessive deductions.
Last month’s column provided a brief overview of the False Claims Act (FCA). To recap, the FCA is a federal law that imposes liability on persons and companies who defraud government programs.
Opening in October, Rapid Recovery Center by Mainstreet Health will transform short-term rehabilitation in San Antonio, making a 5-star hotel-like experience — including high-end restaurant-quality food — central to patients’ recovery from major illness and surgery.
People in San Antonio are not healthy. In 2017, Bexar County ranked 78th in the state in terms of good health. In San Antonio, 68 to 71 percent of the population is overweight or obese, and one in seven San Antonians have diabetes. This is part of a global phenomenon, in which the greatest risk of cancer will be in the developing world in the next 20 years.
In Bexar County, one in three school-age children is either overweight or obese. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is a founding partner in an innovative community collaboration aimed at lowering that statistic.
With an enduring legacy of excellent outcomes, the Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Program is the destination of choice for patients with bone marrow disease in the San Antonio region and beyond.
Mental health and substance use disorders remain underdiagnosed and undertreated in the United States. An easy-to-use tool that interfaces with physicians’ EHR and fits seamlessly within practice workflow, the GreenLight Assessment System is alleviating barriers to behavioral health care.
Many physicians and practice managers are so focused on the day-to-day operations of their medical practices, such as caring for patients and submitting insurance claims, that they often don’t focus on how they can enhance their overall business strategies.