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Today and Tomorrow

Cancer is center stage for many of us – professionally and personally. Every year, the September/October issue spotlights advances in cancer diagnostic tools and treatments. Each of these issues is a personal one for me. Over the last four years of publishing, I’ve shared with our readers that I lost my mom to AML and […]

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Genetic Testing for Lynch Syndrome


CHRISTY HAAKONSEN, ScM, CGC CASE Sarah is a 49-year-old woman with an extensive family history of gastrointestinal cancer. Her brother was diagnosed with colon cancer at 34. Her father was diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma of the cecum at age 45 and died from metastases at 47. Her paternal uncle developed colon cancer in his 30s...

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Working With Older Patients: What Physicians Need to Know About Legal Capacity


TERRY DOUGLAS, ATTORNEY In 2015, an estimated 238,000 people living in Maryland, DC and Virginia have Alzheimer’s. Chances are that some of them are your patients. When no clear instructions are in place, a conflict can arise between physicians, the aging patient’s wishes, and his or her adult children. Two examples of scenarios that may […]

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Fighting Cancers Today and Tomorrow

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While a magic bullet to treat cancer has never materialized, physicians today have a better understanding of their etiology and more advanced detection and treatment options. Experts from the Chesapeake region discuss the progress in treating these three carcinomas.

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Why Physicians Should Make the Shift to Value-Based Care


Making the shift to a VBC model is worth the time, investment, and implementation challenges. Dealing with those now puts providers ahead of the game, ready to receive additional incentives and avoid future penalties — while delivering better care at a lower cost to their patients.

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Reputation Management & Social Media Evolution for Medical Practices

We were pleased to have many of you join us for our October 2013 Maryland Physician Magazine – Your practice. Your life.™ Event (Now Chesapeake Physician – Your practice. Your life.™)  “Reputation Management & Social Media Evolution for Medical Practices: Reactive, Proactive and Legal Implications”. The Event spotlighted the importance of social and digital media for […]

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Mid-Atlantic Health Leadership Symposium

            Maryland Physician Magazine. Your practice. Your life.™ (now Chesapeake Physician – Your practice. Your life.™) was pleased to be media sponsor of The 2014 Mid-Atlantic Health Leadership Symposium, comprised of C-level executives representing healthcare providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and features dynamic and recognized speakers discussing a range of current […]

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“Q” is for Quality Patient Care

“Q” is for quality patient care. At a photo shoot with NCQA Executive Director Michael Barr, MD, for this issue’s Healthcare IT feature, I zoomed in on a gift he’d received, a brightly lit letter “Q.” The “Q” recognizes Dr. Barr’s national leadership in promoting the foundations of quality patient care and making it part […]

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Under Vaccinated! Teens & Seniors at Risk


In addition to ensuring that patients are receiving vaccines for infectious diseases like chicken pox and measles, physicians can encourage many more teens and seniors to take advantage of newer vaccines to combat HPV and shingles. Our experts explain.

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Today’s Skilled Nursing Facility: Not Your Parents’ Nursing Home

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Joe DeMattos, Jr., MA, head of HFAM, discusses how long-term care facilities have changed and how they can keep patients healthier while reducing healthcare system costs.

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