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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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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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The Medical Home Gets a Neighborhood


The Patient-Centered Medical Home concept has become part of a neighborhood that includes specialists and urgent care centers. Learn about the Patient-Centered Specialty Practice and Patient-Centered Connected Care recognition programs, as well as changes to PCMH.

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Developing Physician Leaders for Tomorrow


As healthcare delivery models become more complex, and reimbursement transitions from fee-for-service to population health-based approaches, strong physician leadership is more essential than ever.

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Collagenase Injection: An Alternative to Surgery for Dupuytren’s Contracture

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JESSICA BROWN, MD Case A 49-year-old woman with blue eyes and fair skin presented with severe Dupuytren’s contracture of her little finger. She first noted thickening of her palmar fascia and a nodule in her 30s. She had a positive family history of Dupuytren’s that included her father, brother and several cousins. At the time...

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Moving Toward Interoperability


Healthcare is perennially behind other industries in information technology. With the early stages of electronic data behind us, our experts discuss the challenges of connecting disparate systems and how a new vendor alliance may be part of the solution.

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Evolution in Orthopaedic Treatment


Orthopaedic experts explain the advantages of zero profile devices for cervical fusion, discuss new challenges and therapies in pediatric bone health and describe how to get the most from physical therapy referrals.

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The State of Transplants


Medical experts from the Chesapeake region discuss how pre-clinical trials are benefiting a wide range of transplants, and what’s new and exciting in liver transplantation.

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