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At Southwest General Hospital, two obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN)-trained physicians have established a practice to serve the community in which they grew up.
Protecting your practice from cyber fraud has never been more important to the security of your business and your patients. There is a misconception that fraud attempts only affect larger corporations, but the reality is fraud happens every day to businesses of all sizes, including medical practices.
Medical professionals know that it often takes a team of people to care for a patient, and the same can be said for the support needed to successfully manage someone’s diverse financial and banking needs. The most effective private wealth banking services surround the client with a team of professionals with specialized expertise, ready to meet every challenge.
As a community, we are making progress in dealing with teen pregnancy, but we have a long way to go. Teen pregnancy and childbearing among adolescents is a complex problem that is closely linked to many critical issues, including educational failure, risky behavior, poor health, poverty and single parenthood. Those at risk include not only the babies and the mothers, but also the fathers, the families and the whole community.
For individuals suffering from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), oral appliances have proven as effective as, and in many cases even more tolerable than, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines.
Southwest General Hospital looks for ways to promote community health. Its AngioScreen assessment program takes cardiovascular checkups to businesses and neighborhoods throughout south Texas.
Nilesh Patel, MD, Medical Director of Bariatrics at Southwest General Hospital, and Deowall Chattar-Cora, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon, collaborate to provide a life-affirming patient experience and superior outcomes.
The Texas Medical Board (TMB) periodically alters the board rules and regulations. Recently, there was a smorgasbord of changes.
Can you think of anything more important than your health? 
Are you working with the right lender?
“Risky Business” takes on a new meaning to the entrepreneur who excitedly opens the doors, real or virtual, for business on that first day and awaits customers.
After surgery, hip and knee replacement patients at the joint academies of Northeast Methodist Hospital and Methodist Texsan Hospital are determined to get out of bed and on their feet, to make their way down the hall as well as any of their fellow patients in their joint academy. And that’s just the beginning.
Make sure your practice is taking advantage of one of the best tax breaks available to medical businesses today.
Protecting yourself from fraud and embezzlement has never been more important to the health of your medical practice. In recent years, the uncertain economy and rapid advancements in technology have led seasoned criminals and first-time embezzlers to find new opportunities to commit fraud.
Your practice should have an annual “People Practices” check-up.
As the April opening of University Hospital’s Sky Tower heralds the end of its nearly decade-long Capital Improvement Program, University Health System is positioned to lead south Texas into the new healthcare era.
An elder abuse prevention and intervention initiative now underway in San Antonio will provide area physicians with a toolkit to help them and their clinical staffs identify potential elder abuse victims.
Metabolic syndrome (MetS), defined by a group of symptoms that together raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and stroke, is becoming a health issue of increasing concern. MetS is tied closely to body weight, so as we see the rate of obesity rising, this syndrome is becoming more and more common. The American Heart Association estimates that 35 percent of U.S. adults have MetS.
Doctors are parents’ most trusted source of vaccine-safety information, and physicians say they’re spending more time during well-child visits educating parents about vaccines and addressing concerns. With the evolution of vaccinations, smallpox has been eradicated, and polio has substantially decreased worldwide. No other medical intervention has done more to save lives and improve quality of life.
As I wrote in a previous article concerning the HIPAA-mandated 5010 claims format, one of the primary reasons for the new format was to support ICD-10 codes. As my team and I work to make sure our products are ready to assist with the transition, much of what I read is negative and can be downright daunting. In fact, it is fairly difficult to find any “glass-half-full” view on the ICD-10 transition.