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Giving Back: Emily Farkas MD, Humanitarian Surgeon

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jan 22, 2018 7:29:00 AM

Humanitarian cardiac surgeon Dr. Emily A. Farkas is committed to giving back. Not only is she one of the 3% of board-certified cardiac surgeons who are women, but she is a role model for a younger set of surgeons who chose to give back by serving as a global humanitarian volunteer.

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

Profile of Excellence: Dr. John L. Ochsner

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jan 17, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Chairman Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Ochsner Health System, 73rdth AATS President (1992-1993)

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

Kidney Care News to Know

Posted by Deborah Brouwer-Maier RN, CNN on Jan 15, 2018 7:30:00 AM

DaVita Profits Decline 15 Percent for Q3

The loss can be attributed to higher than expected medical costs and the underperforming managed care business. Net loss for the quarter was $214 million. As of the end of September, DaVita provided services to 218,200 patients.

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Topics: kidney care

How to Prepare for a Locum Tenens Assignment

Posted by Roger DeLong, CP, PE, MBA on Jan 10, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Working locum tenens can have several benefits for you regardless of your specialty. In fact, according to NALTO, the National Association for Locum Tenens Organizations, locum tenens is one of the fastest growing career paths for physicians today, and for good reason. Practicing locum tenens can help prevent burnout and can be less stressful than permanent positions. Not only that, it can provide more flexibility for family or personal needs.

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Topics: locum tenens

Profile of Excellence: Dr. G. Alexander Patterson

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jan 8, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Washington University Chief of Surgery
90th AATS President (2009-2010)

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

Physician Satisfaction: Why Many Intend to Cut Back Hours Practicing

Posted by Tim Callahan on Jan 3, 2018 7:30:00 AM

By 2025 it’s projected there will be a deficit of 90,000 physicians. That’s even after accounting for an increase in advanced practice practitioners that will be needed as the population ages.

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Topics: Physician Satisfaction

Profile of Excellence: Dr. David J. Sugarbaker

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jan 2, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Chief, Division of General Thoracic Surgery the Director of the Baylor College of Medicine Lung Institute at CHI St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston, TX94th
AATS President (2013-2014)

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Topics: CABG Surgery

4 Things You Need for a Successful Dialysis Care Team Huddle

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Dec 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever played a game of telephone, you know how easy it is for a single message to be misinterpreted. The difference between miscommunication in a children’s game versus your dialysis clinic is the potential for patient harm. In fact, failures of communication are the reason for 70% of 2455 sentinel events, with 75% of those events resulting in patient death.

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Topics: patient communication

3 Tips for Physicians to be More Productive

Posted by Tim Callahan on Dec 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Becoming more productive as a physician can often feel like trying to tame a wild horse: Just when you think you have things under control, you get bucked off the ride. Maybe you struggle with managing an overwhelming number of responsibilities, or have challenges committing to your calendar. Whatever the case, we’ve outlined some ways to dust yourself off and get back in the saddle.

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How the Post-Op Risk Assessments of General Surgery & Internal Medicine Residents Compare

Posted by Tim Callahan on Dec 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Whether you’re an internist or a general surgeon, you want to provide surgically complex patients with the best evaluation possible for their postsurgical risk for complications. But according to a recent investigation published by the JAMA Network, you might be overestimating the risk, regardless of your medical training.

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