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With the ever-increasing number of rules and regulations that doctors face from several different governing authorities, many doctors just leaving medical school are opting to work for others as employees. However, there are those spirited entrepreneurs who want to run their own medical practice.
Answers to questions about why you would want to change your medical practice’s bottom line should be obvious: To increase revenue and decrease expenses. However, this can be easier said than done. This article addresses a few examples regarding increasing revenue and decreasing expenses.
As evidence mounts for the importance of addressing cancer’s hidden effects, Methodist Healthcare is building on a decades-old history of pioneering holistic cancer care in San Antonio and south Texas.
Implants are the most common method of breast reconstruction performed today, but they are not considered the gold standard. Because of the extra training needed and the complexity of more advanced procedures like the DIEP flap, few centers in the U.S. truly offer the full spectrum of breast reconstruction procedures. Unfortunately, reports today show seven out of 10 women are never told about all their breast reconstruction options, with many believing implants are the only choice.
The prevention and treatment of breast cancer is optimally achieved through a well-orchestrated team approach. The Baptist Breast Center Network was created over 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 the Breast Center has garnered and maintained national recognition and certification of excellence through the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
Obesity and weight gain have long been risk factors associated with death from breast cancer. In a recent study published in the journal Cancer, a multi-institutional team of researchers, headed by Virginia Kaklamani, MD, from UT Health San Antonio, focused on the factors that affect weight gain in women diagnosed with breast cancer.
In May of this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval for the first time for a cancer treatment based on a common biomarker rather than the location in the body where the tumor originated. The drug, Keytruda (pembrolizumab), which was first tested at START in San Antonio’s Medical Center, is now approved for treating solid tumors in any organ so long as the malignancy bears a specific genetic signature.
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.