Monthly Archives: September 2013

John Muir Health’s Physician Network Wins Top Honors For Quality And Patient Satisfaction From The Integrated Healthcare Association

“Ultimately, it is our patients who benefit most from these efforts as we partner with them to maintain or improve their health.” Beginning in 2013, the P4P program is transitioning to a more value-based measurement, which holds organizations responsible for both the quality and cost of care delivered to patients. The change is aligned with […]

Mt Woman Stresses Importance Of Early Cancer Screening

Her gastroenterologist at St. Vincent Healthcare discovered polyps – an abnormal growth of tissue. “Well she said that if she wouldn’t have taken the polyps out, they would have became cancerous,” Quanbeck said. Abbie makes up part of the one in four Americans who are diagnosed with a form of cancer throughout their life time. […]

Diagnose Everyday Health Symptoms

It takes a well-rested person about 10 to 15 minutes to fall asleep. Ideally, aim for eight hours or so a night. If you already get that much, see your doctor to rule out sleep-onset conditions such as restless legs syndrome. Related: Are You Tired All the Time? If you wake up a lot at […]

New Guidelines On The Management Of Acute Pancreatitis Published By The American College Of Gastroenterology

Tenner, the guidelines emphasize the importance of early aggressive intravenous hydration. The authors stress the need for close observation while patients are being hydrated during the early phase of management. The guidelines also highlight endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), a procedure that combines an upper endoscopy and x-rays to treat problems in the bile and pancreatic […]

Health Workforce Australia Report Gives The Nod To Physician Assistants

It is interesting to note that the report could not find any evidence that supported either of these two arguments. One thing the report alludes to is that the acceptance of the Physician Assistant role is based on the level of understanding. The greater the respondent understood the role of the Physician Assistant that more […]

Update: 2013 List Of Best Doctors In Dallas Features Texas Institute For Surgery Physicians

Finance Thu, Sep 19, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT – U.S. Markets close in 2 hrs 52 mins Stock Watch Update: 2013 List of Best Doctors in Dallas Features Texas Institute for Surgery Physicians Press Release: Texas Institute for Surgery 2 hours 17 minutes ago Print DALLAS, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — More than 30 physicians […]

Smith Strives To Be Good Physician Not Just A Doctor

Brent Smith of Cleveland. Smith has returned to his hometown of Cleveland after spending his last few years in Jackson serving as PRN physician for MEA Medical Clinics and American Family Care Medical Clinics. He has served as a member on several medical and philanthropic organizations. He has also been the recipient of several awards, […]