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Physicians

National Doctors Day is, of course, first and foremost an opportunity to thank the physicians in your life—your bosses, your colleagues, your own care providers—for all the incredibly hard work they’ve done over the last 364 days. It’s the least they deserve for all those long hours and life-saving interventions and all. But it’s also as good a time as any to marvel at just how far medicine has come and, consequently, how drastically the doctor’s role has changed over the years, decades, and centuries. No longer do doctors attempt to cure cancer with leeches and moonshine, or jump to start sawing off appendages at the first sign of frostbite. Indeed, considering how enlightened today’s doctors are in terms of treatment, technology, and patient relations compared to their counterparts of even the recent past, one can only speculate wildly about what the doctors of the future will find themselves treating. So allow us to speculate wildly about what the doctors of the future will find themselves treating. [click to continue…]

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intl womens day 2017There are many ways one could go about celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8th) this year. You could helpfully remind your Congressperson that the United States is virtually the only developed country on earth that doesn’t federally mandate paid maternity leave, for one. While you’re at it, you could ask them to reintroduce equal pay for equal work legislation, for another. Or, a personal favorite, you could dig up your old collection of Susan B. Anthony coins and use them to buy lunch. Here at Soliant, though, we just want to take a moment to celebrate women in the healthcare, a field in which women arguably work harder and make a larger impact than they do in any other. [click to continue…]

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Tips for Working with New Patients

by Soliant Health on December 20, 2016

new patientsPeople, as a collective, are creatures of habit. They want to feel secure and familiar with the people they entrust with the important things in life, like their own or their family’s health and well-being. Changing to a new physician is a very difficult thing for many people and understandably so. Starting over when you have reached a level of trust and familiarity with a medical professional can be extremely hard to swallow. And while you may not be exactly like their old doctor, here are some tips that will help you to begin to gain the same level of trust from new patients. [click to continue…]

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10 Informative Podcasts for Medical Professionals

by Soliant Health on November 15, 2016

medical podcastsStaying on top of the latest news and trends in the industry is a crucial task for those in the medical profession. However, with long hours and little downtime, it can be difficult to stay abreast of what’s happening in the world of medicine. Podcasts are a great way to stay informed about the latest developments in your field, hear the advice and experiences of other physicians, and sometimes just get some relatable entertainment. Just pop in your ear buds during your lunch break or turn up the volume on your phone during your commute. It’s never been easier to keep current on all of the most recent news and developments. [click to continue…]

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Seven Tips for Handling Difficult Patients

by Soliant Health on September 27, 2016

handling difficult patientsIn a perfect world, we would all spend our days surrounded by happy patients who never are upset, never complain, and who are always compliant to requests. However, the reality is that nearly every single medical professional will need to deal with a difficult patient at some point, if not on a regular basis. So what are we to do when patients are rude, belligerent, or defiant? Here are some tips to help you handle any situation with grace. [click to continue…]

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Combating the Physician Burnout Epidemic

by Soliant Health on September 13, 2016

physician burnoutBeing a medical professional is a very high stress job. Every day, you hold the lives of your patients in your hands, making decisions that could affect their quality of life, delivering sometimes horrific news, and working long hours to help as many people as you can in the course of your day.  Often, your hard work and great care go unnoticed as you go home to rest up for another day at the office, only to have to rush back out to handle the latest emergency with a patient. [click to continue…]

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