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Physicians as business owners suffer from the same employment-related issues as other small business owners. Unfortunately, this can sometimes include employee lawsuits. There are five big reasons employees sue their employers: 1) unfair dismissal; 2) wage and hour violations; 3) retaliation; 4) harassment; and 5) discrimination. By following good practices, a business owner can avoid these land mines.
Underserved cancer patients get their own space and medical team at San Antonio’s University Hospital.
If you look at our city’s greatest successes, they have been accomplished by individuals and groups working together toward a common goal. A great example of this is the announcement that San Antonio is now a Dementia Friendly City.
South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers (STRIC) provides patients in the San Antonio area with access to experienced radiology subspecialist physicians and pioneering imaging equipment.
San Antonio has always been known as a big city with a small-town, friendly atmosphere.
Medical breakthroughs are the result of arduous research and great effort, but if they are never translated into new therapies, drugs or treatments, they benefit no one.
Signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in June 2019, HB 3703 allows patients with epilepsy and seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, autism, terminal cancer, and neurodegenerative conditions to pursue physician-guided and monitored treatment with low-THC medical cannabis oil that’s rich in the compound cannabidiol (CBD).
Diabetes remission after weight-loss surgery is well recognized, but for a few, low blood sugars develop years afterward.
“How come you’re still making it when so many around us aren’t?” One of my colleagues asked me at lunch in the doctor’s lounge last week. He, like I, owns a private practice, an endangered species in these times of corporate buyouts and hospital ownership of medical practices.
There have been numerous articles written about this topic, and you may ask “why should I read this one?” The short answer is, you may pick up a new tip or two.
Better understanding the diseases that most affect our region and nation will enable us to provide patients with improved diagnosis and treatment.
We hear a lot of discussion about physicians not being able to maintain their independent medical practices because of greatly increased administrative burdens, higher expenses and especially the current trend of lower reimbursements. That same discussion points out that physicians leaving residency will not open new practices, opting instead to join hospital systems.
In just two years, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System has assembled a team of nearly 40 urologic oncologists and other specialists from across San Antonio that focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing urologic cancers in south Texas, close to where patients live and work.
The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) helps save the lives of wounded warriors through extensive research and contributions to advanced medical technologies and techniques.