88th annual Physician Report: Ambivalence wreaking havoc in primary care April 25, 2017 By Jeff Bendix The findings of the latest Physician Report reflect the sense of ambivalence among many primary care physicians regarding their chosen profession. How to boost physician productivity through use of extenders April 25, 2017 By Todd Shryock Nurse practitioners, physician assistants and others can increase practice revenue by up to 20% if used properly Why are women leaving medicine? April 25, 2017 By Hannah Douglas The physician field remains largely male despite equality in medical school numbers What makes a high-risk patient, and how do we care for them? April 22, 2017 By Henry Anhalt DO With the paradigm shift to value-based care, physicians, health plans and policy makers are all striving for a crucial goal—achieving better outcomes at lower costs 88th annual Physician Report results April 19, 2017 The 88th annual Medical Economics Physician Report illustrates the state of primary care today, providing information on physician income, productivity, malpractice costs and more. The real ROI of immunizations Vaccinating my patients almost killed my practice last year. I Marriage, children cause more burnout for female physicians By now, we know that women physicians have higher rates of burnout than their male counterparts, with increased levels of depression and suicide. Black female physicians face challenges just doing their jobs April 12, 2017 By Jeanette Hurt When Melanie Gordon, MD, FACP, walks into a patient’s room at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, she’s frequently misidentified as a nurse, a dietician or someone else. How to protect your practice when data breach hits a partner April 10, 2017 By Julie Knudson Good cybersecurity also means protecting patient data when it’s held by a business associate Top 4 tips for succession planning April 10, 2017 By Christopher Mann While retirement or a reduced role in the practice might feel like a long way off, the reality is that positioning yourself and your practice for a smooth transition takes time and thoughtful planning.