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Chesapeake Physician Closing

With great regret, I’m announcing that the September/October 2016 issue of Chesapeake Physician – Your practice. Your life.™  was our last.  The challenges of finding sufficient revenue to cover our expenses proved increasingly difficult over time. I can’t overstate how much publishing this magazine has meant to me and to Linda Harder, our managing editor and primary […]

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Donated Cards Allow Metastatic Cancer Patients to Convey Love Beyond Death

By Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS As the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center for nearly two decades and the director of Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship programs for our cancer center, I made a conscious decision to incorporate patients with metastatic cancers into our survivorship programs, and not exclude them, as commonly happens. […]

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Medical Cannabis FAQs

Medical cannabis can offer relief for patients undergoing chemotherapy

By Joseph T. Kelley, III, Esquire Experts project that serving patients under the Maryland medical cannabis law will begin in the spring or summer of 2017. Although physicians play a key role in the law, many physicians remain reluctant to participate. As of late July, only about 145 physicians had registered in the program. Common […]

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How to Value Your Medical Practice

By Mark Norris There are typically three approaches considered when valuing a physician practice – market, income and asset-based. In theory, these are very similar to the approaches that a real estate appraiser uses when appraising. Within each approach, there are multiple valuation methods. The following summarizes the more common methods used. Market Approach Within […]

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Improving Care Through Telemedicine

By Linda Harder While barriers to telemedicine still exist, more widespread reimbursement, less onerous credentialing requirements and greater patient and provider acceptance is fueling the growth of this practice. The American Telemedicine Association defines telemedicine as “the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical […]

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Tackling Tough Cancers

As summer ends and we kick into gear with hectic fall routines, we tackle weightier medical topics in September/October 2016 issue like the oft-promised ‘cure’ for cancer. After decades of fits and starts in developing better detection and treatment of cancer, the U.S. has launched a ‘Cancer Moonshot’ to accelerate research efforts, including more targeted therapies. […]

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Unleashing Targeted Therapies Against Resistant Cancers

Julie R. Brahmer, MD, MSc

The U.S. has announced a ‘Cancer Moonshot’ to accelerate research efforts, including more targeted therapies. Experts discuss the current state of these therapies for lung and liver cancer, and how molecular and multidisciplinary tumor boards can help.

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Data Driving Better Outcomes

It seems that EHRs are finally generating a worthwhile return on investment, at least in terms of their ability to track and improve healthcare outcomes through data mining. Our cover story on better joint replacements starts with a segment on the work that a few of our region’s leading orthopaedists are doing to develop robust […]

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Advantages of Anterior Hip Arthroplasty

Farshad Adib, MD

By Farshad Adib, MD Case FJ is a 57-year-old male who had bilateral hip replacement and needed a right hip revision arthroplasty due to acetabular osteolysis and multiple hip dislocations. After undergoing anterior hip revision arthroplasty, he was discharged to home one day after surgery and was able to return to his job less than […]

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Avoid Estate Planning Mistakes With These Essential Documents


Regardless of your level of wealth, failing to establish an estate plan can be detrimental to your family. Learn what documents are essential to avoid the most common estate planning mistakes.

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