As the hot weather of summer begins to fade and kids head back to school, cold and flu season is lurking in the shadows, waiting to make its appearance. Now is the time to start making changes to your personal habits that might have become a little lax over the summer. Those in healthcare should start paying closer attention to their diet, exercise, sleep, and other self-care habits to make sure that their body and their immune system are at their best before the threat of colds and flu are an everyday reality. Continue reading “Change Your Habits Now for Cold and Flu Season”
With so much controversy and drama surrounding medical care and insurance in the United States, patients are looking for new ways to get the care that they want without feeling like a victim of the medicine machine that seems to have taken over. Patients and physicians alike can find ways to benefit from the more personal relationship and clear fee structure that concierge medicine offers. For many, the move to a concierge medicine practice is just the solution that they have been searching for, giving them a stronger relationship between physician and patient and allowing for the better quality of care that most wish for. Continue reading “Concierge Medicine: Is It Right for Your Practice?”
The internet has become the most useful tool for anyone who is searching for a job, especially those in the healthcare field. It is simple to see a wide range of opportunities, locally and nationally, just with the click of a mouse or the tap of a screen. But even though the days of poring over classified ads and making cold calls are a thing of the past, searching for a job online is still a lot of hard work. Here are some tips that can help you to streamline the process and get the most out of your search for healthcare jobs. Continue reading “Getting the Most Out of Your Healthcare Job Search”
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve certainly heard that this flu season is one of the worst in recent history. With widespread cases of influenza in virtually every state, all at the same time, health care providers everywhere are fighting to stay on top of the heavy patient load they are facing with this epidemic. This creates a stressful situation for both physicians, nurses, support staff, and patients.
So how do you handle such a challenging flu season? While you likely can’t avoid feeling the strain, there are some things that you can do to help protect your patients and yourself from further spreading illness. Continue reading “Handling a Challenging Flu Season”
Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects millions of people around the world. As winter is a cold season with short days and far less sunlight than the rest of the year, this has a serious effect on the mental and emotional health of many. For many medical professionals that work long days where they rarely see even a hint of sunlight, this can be an even greater issue. Whether you, your coworkers, or your patients are experiencing SAD, here are some tips that can help you to identify and deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Continue reading “Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder”
When patients are diagnosed with a condition that requires extensive or long-term treatment, going the “take two of these and call me in the morning” route might seem the simplest way to go, but it can be detrimental to their personal outcome. Patient education is a very important part of the diagnostic and treatment process that should not be overlooked or glazed over. In fact, some hospitals and practices employ patient educators whose specific job it is to work with patients to improve their understanding. Those who have a better understanding of their condition, how it can affect them, things they can do to improve their own outcome, and the why and how of their diagnosis and prognosis are better patients and will have a better outcome and outlook as they go through treatment. Continue reading “Educating Patients is as Important as Medicine”