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Happy Fifth Anniversary to Chesapeake Physician!

Welcome to the fifth anniversary issue of Chesapeake Physician! Many of you have been loyal readers and advocates for this publication, produced in print and digitally, since our launch in May 2011 as Maryland Physician Magazine – Your practice. Your life. When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, I saw an opportunity […]

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Selling Your Medical Practice

Brian MacMillan

Learn how you can sell your medical practice to achieve better results for both you and your patients.

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Complex Conditions in Children

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Rising rates of children with ADHD and other complex conditions are challenging physicians who care for children to raise the bar in their management practices. Area pediatric specialists offer their advice.

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Can Your Practice Survive a Medicare Enrollment Screening?

Compliance

Surprisingly few physicians understand the risk of a Medicare revocation of their billing privileges. Learn how to avoid this increasingly costly mistake.

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Women’s Health Update: Better Detection of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Endometriosis

Alan Weiss, MD, FAAAM, FACP

Often considered in the past to be psychosomatic conditions, and challenging to diagnose, the medical profession is now getting a better handle on detecting chronic fatigue syndrome and endometriosis – two common conditions affecting women’s health.

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Optimizing for an Independent Practice

Nancy Smit, MBA, RPT, RRT

Experts discuss how optimizing practice operations, leveraging technology and effective marketing can allow physicians to remain in independent practice. They also reveal how joining an association of independent physicians, MSO-like entities or the right clinically independent network (CIN) can help.

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Women Physicians: Leading the Way

Jehan (Gigi) El-Bayoumi, MD

This year’s annual feature story on women physicians who are exceptional leaders in their field includes the president of the D.C. medical society, the founding director of the Rodham Institute, and the critical care medical director for a major hospital system. Learn their secrets for success.

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Undescended Testes: Less Imaging and Early Referral Reduces Cost, Risk and Other Problems

Robert A. Mevorach, MD, FSPU, FAAP

Early detection of undescended testicles, cryptorchidism, occurs in 2-5% of term infants and up to 30% of premature male, causing a five-fold increase in testicular cancer risk. Learn how early referral can reduce imaging, cost, risk and medical problems.

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Bariatric Surgery: Safe and Effective

Barry Greene, MD, FACS, FASMBS, medical director of Bariatric Surgery at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and a surveyor for the MBSAQIP, describes how bariatric surgery overwhelmingly has been proven to be effective and safe when performed at an MBSAQIP-accredited center. He describes the case of a 66 year old man whose BMI went from 54 to 29 following bariatric surgery, and advocates for offering bariatric surgery to suitable patients who have not achieved and maintained significant weight and comorbidity improvement with nonsurgical treatment.

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Using Evidence-Based Healthcare Design To Make Buildings Work for Patients

NBBJ/Chase Brexton

Evidence-based medical practice began in the 1970s, but it wasn’t until 2006 that evidence-based design was introduced to facility guidelines to begin basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes. Chase Brexton Health Service’s Clinic is an example of this approach, with exam rooms designed through extensive research to maintain client privacy, provide interaction between various medical service providers and save time and resources.

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