Physicians

  • Important Details about Disciplinary Actions

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Monday, February 11th, 2019

    Important Details about Disciplinary Actions
    State disciplinary coverage is a feature of your malpractice coverage you may not realize you have. However, your Professional Solutions covers you for up to $25,000 per policy period in legal expenses.

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  • Addressing Mobility and Patients of Size Issues

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Monday, February 04th, 2019

    Addressing Mobility and Patients of Size Issues
    With the graying of the population and obesity issues rising, it's more likely you'll encounter a “patient of size” at your practice. The term “patient of size” takes into account a patient's overall height and weight distribution, rather than just their body mass index.

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  • Incidental findings can arise in any practice

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Friday, February 01st, 2019

    Incidental findings can arise in any practice
    Incidental findings are an especially relevant topic in the world of radiology, which is where the term “incidental findings” is most often heard.

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  • Reminder from HHS Regarding Cyber Security and Disposing of Equipment

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Thursday, January 31st, 2019

    Reminder from HHS Regarding Cyber Security and Disposing of Equipment
    When it comes time to replace equipment, cell phone, copiers, computers, USB drives and other removable media, remember to "wipe" all the personal health information contained within them before handing them off.

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  • Have You Checked Your Social Media Reviews?

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

    Have You Checked Your Social Media Reviews?
    There is an old adage that “any advertising is good advertising” as it gets your name out. However, not so much today. Social media reviews, probably today's most prolific advertising, can drive business to you or drive it away from you. I was recently reviewing the application information on a prospective insured. In addition to looking at his professional licensing information with the state licensing board and his website, I did a social media search.

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  • Educating Your Patients: The Value of Instructions

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Thursday, January 17th, 2019

    Educating Your Patients: The Value of Instructions
    Providing instructions in a format that provides the patient the opportunity to hear your directives and have information as reference to review at a later point when they are in a comfortable atmosphere and more relaxed. Using the teach-back method helps cement the instructions in the patient's mind and gives them a sense of control.

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