This month, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will decide whether interns should be allowed the same 28-hour shifts senior residents work instead of the current, 16-hour shift maximum.
Nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants have benefited primary care practices with their expertise for years, but they’re now reaching patients virtually, helping primary care practices in the process.
Many physicians are overconfident when it comes to their finances, and Joel Greenwald, MD, a former internal medicine physician who has spent the last 16 years working as a certified financial planner (CFP) for physicians and dentists, admits he was one of them.
The Medical Economics Physicians Report published earlier this year took an exclusive look at the financial state of primary care practices in the United States, including asking physicians if they received a secondary income outside their practice or employer.
But how does a physician, with a full-time practice, for example, become an expert witness, staff extra shifts in urgent care or work in telemedicine?