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Finding And Keeping Patients

Finding and Keeping Patients for Your Practice

Dr. Frank J. Bush's four-provider practice is flush with patients. Dr. Bush, Spiegelman, and Pemberton Pediatrics had never placed an ad, and it doesn't have a Web site. The healthy patient picture is…
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Telemedicine - Part II: Do Pediatricians Use It?

From his point of view, Paul Vanchiere's newborn daughter was healthy and developing normally. It was only when the pediatrician stroked the bottom of the baby's foot, causing her toes to curl the wrong…
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Mental Health Worries: Conflicting Truths

Even though more than 17 million children in the United States have or have had a diagnosable mental illness, many of them do not receive treatment, according to a study by the Child Mind Institute (CMI)…
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How Much Should You Pay a New Clinician?

Thinking about hiring a new clinician? It may be a smart move, especially if your practice is having trouble handling its current work volume and your goal is to expand. But before you put that ad in…
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Patient Complaints: A Good Thing

As the former office manager of a 14-doctor pediatric practice, Paul Vanchiere is no stranger to the delicate business of handling patient complaints. From the dad who rails about a co-pay, to the mom…
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CMS Issues ICD-10 Grace Period for Medicare Claims

Wouldn't you know it? The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services just couldn't make it to Oct. 1 without messing with the parameters of ICD-10. But pediatricians take note: this latest twist to…
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Why Adolescent Medicine Matters – A Primer

In the ever-evolving world of digital technology, new tools to track and map our health appear on a daily basis. But to many, adolescent medicine may be a medical subspecialty with which you are not familiar.…