By: Brian Vukelic, MD I, like many physicians, am the only doctor in my extended family. To say that they are proud is probably an understatement. I’ve been a practicing physician for seven years now and yet my grandmother each time I see her greets me with, “There’s my doctor grandson.” I have worked quite hard … More Family DOCTOR vs. FAMILY Doctor
By: Kyle Jones, MD, FAAFPOriginally published on opmed.doximity.com in October 2018 One of the few people who may actually understand how all the myriad pieces of the U.S. healthcare system work together is Stanford University healthcare economist Victor Fuchs, PhD. In a recently published article in JAMA, he explored how inefficiently the U.S. system operates. He concluded that our nation’s micro-efficiency, or … More How Efficient Is U.S. Healthcare Really?
By: Kirsten Stoesser, MD During medical school, I was talking with a fellow student about my interest in pursuing family medicine. I had reservations because I had heard that family physicians did not make much money. At the time I had no clue how much family physicians actually earned; I just knew it was ‘less,’ … More Financial Wellness
By: Jose Rodriguez, MD I have had many blessings in my life—my wife (top of the list), her family, my family, and our family. We have not always had the blessing to live close to family, which means that our vacation time is used almost exclusively to visit family in Ecuador, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Our … More Servication
By: Briana Rueda, DO Physician burnout is a term that is thrown around all too often now in the world of medicine. In fact, I can’t seem to open an email or medical journal without being bombarded by articles on physician burnout. To be completely honest, I disagree with using the term “burnout.” To me, the … More It’s Not Burnout Revised
By Sarah Woolsey, MD Important changes have been happening with the relationship physicians and healthcare organizations have with Medicare, the largest payer in our US healthcare system. Why might we pay attention? This year Medicare leadership announced that by 2018, they intend to link 90% of Medicare payment to value … More Utah medical practices and success in the new era of Medicare payment-what I learned from three early adopters