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Catholic Health gains another Alliance –

  
  
  
  
  
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Medina Memorial Hospital, Orleans County, NY

 


social media and physicians With the changes that are currently taking place in the healthcare field, smaller healthcare groups are finding themselves agreeing to affiliations with larger health systems. This week Medina Memorial Hospital, which is part of the Orleans Community Health System, signed an affiliation agreement with Catholic Health based in Buffalo, NY.

The Affiliation agreement is said to focus on helping Medina with their operations, as well as, aid in their physician recruitment needs. Joe McDonald, President and CEO of Catholic Health, commented on the efforts by stating, “ Our goal is to earn the trust of the residents of Orleans County by first helping to strengthen healthcare services in the local community, and then, when needed, by improving access to specialty services like advanced cardiac, stroke, orthopedic and vascular care.”

During this transition, Orleans Community Health Board of Directors will continue with their governance of the responsibility for Medina Memorial.

By Zena Vargas, MDlinx

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Check Out the Latest Medical Articles From Dr. Cunningham

  
  
  
  
  
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Scott Cunningham, M.D., Ph.D

 

social media and physiciansDr. Cunningham is a Site Editor at MDLinx and oversees the selection of the top articles each day. With a broad background and interest in general medicine, he reviews approximately 1500 papers in 13 specialties weekly and brings you the most interesting findings via brief messages.

Check out his latest article highlights below:

Fish intake associated with increased sperm counts
As reported in the Journal of Nutrition, consumption of processed meat is associated with decreased normal sperm morphology, while consumption of fish is associated with increased sperm count and increased normal sperm morphology.

Aripiprazole adjunctive therapy effective in anti-depressant monotherapy non-responders
As reported in CNS Spectrums, aripiprazole adjunctive therapy is effective in patients who did not respond to anti-depressant monotherapy (n=1065; 36.6% vs. 22.5%) compared to adjunctive therapy with placebo.

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Meet Scott Cunningham, M.D., Ph.D

  
  
  
  
  
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Meet Scott Cunningham, M.D., Ph.D

 

social media and physiciansDr. Cunningham is an Oncology Site Editor at MDLinx and oversees the selection of the top articles in oncology each day. With a broad background and interest in general medicine, he reviews approximately 1500 papers in 13 specialties weekly and brings you the most interesting findings via brief messages.

As a member of MDLinx you will be privy to exclusive content like weekly articles highlighted by Dr. Cunningham. Examples of these highlights include:

Menopausal vulvovaginal atrophy associated with distinct microbiota
As reported in Menopause, menopausal women have a distinct microbiota (Streptococcus spp. and Prevotella spp., and decreased Lactobacillus spp.), which increases the risk of vulvovaginal atrophy (OR = 25.89) compared with pre-menopausal women.

Quetiapine and olanzapine effective in violent schizophrenics
As reported in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, quetiapine (525 + 45 mg) and olanzapine (18.5 + 4.8 mg) are effective in reducing impulsivity and psychotic symptoms in violent schizophrenics from baseline to day 70 of treatment.

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Pediatric Clinical Pearls

  
  
  
  
  
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  • Though convenience and compliance are better with once-daily ADHD medication dosing, the effects on sleep and appetite may be increased.
  • Being the middle child and living with both biological parents are protective factors against ED or ADHD.
  • Patients with ADHD have higher rates of allergic rhinitis and asthma.
  • ASD exacerbates the externalizing symptoms of ADHD during childhood.
  • Ischemic-hypoxic conditions, especially birth asphyxia, respiratory distress syndrome, and preeclampsia, are independently associated with ADHD, especially in preterm births.

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Get The Job You Really Want!

 

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Internal Medicine Clinical Pearls

  
  
  
  
  

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  • The majority of morbidly obese hypertensive children undergoing sleeve gastrectomy achieve complete resolution of their hypertension.
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy has comparable remission rates of type 2 diabetes.
  • Higher rates of glucose absorption in obese patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery contribute to their altered glucose profiles.
  • Lorcaserin should be discontinued if 5% weight loss is not achieved by 12 weeks.

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More doctors switching to salaried jobs

  
  
  
  
  
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social media and physiciansHealthcare reform is a highly debated topic in the U.S. Generally, policies are designed to improve the quality of care for patients, but how do changes in policy affect physicians? Recent reports indicate that as U.S. health care policies shift, more doctors are switching to salaried jobs. Why? Health economists are nearly unanimous that the U.S. should move away from fee–for–service payments to doctors because it drives up the nation’s $2.7 trillion health–care bill by rewarding overuse. U.S. physicians, worried about changes in the healthcare market, are streaming into salaried jobs with hospitals. Though the shift from private practice has been most pronounced in primary care, specialists are following. Today, about 60 percent of family doctors and pediatricians, 50 percent of surgeons and 25 percent of surgical subspecialists are employees rather than independent.

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Are you the Smartest Neurologist?

  
  
  
  
  

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• MRI results differentiate predictive clinical outcomes for children with cervical spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality.
• The diagnosis of CNS tuberculosis should rest on a combination of clinical, CSF analysis, and radiological results.
• CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment is not effective for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia compared with conventional radiofrequency thermocoagulation.
• MRI of the neuromelanin can distinguish multiple system atrophy from Parkinson’s.

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Clinical Pearls From MDLinx

  
  
  
  
  

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    • Prophylactic hemoclipping of polypectomy sites does not result in significant reduction of delayed post-polypectomy bleeding.
    • Iron treatment is effective and essential for treating anemia after nonvariceal acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
    • Advances in endoscopic technique and pharmacotherapy have reduced mortality of peptic ulcer bleeding.
    • PPIs result in more GI bleeding than H2 antagonists in stress ulcer prophylaxis.

 




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Staffing your medical practice for excellence

  
  
  
  
  
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Staffing your practice for excellence

 

social media and physiciansThe author of this article, published by Physicians Practice and recently summarized on MDLinx.com, suggests that to staff your practice for excellence you should consider “flipping the script” by paying more for a highly qualified candidate in an admin position. Your administrative staff, including receptionists, transcriptionists and billers, is usually filling a role that is high stress / low pay. Nelson posits that keeping the morale of your front office employees high will benefit your entire staff, so budgeting more for salary in key admin positions will pay you back in the long run. “If you pay someone more than they think they're worth, they'll work up to that level. If you pay people less, they'll work down to that level.”

Here are some suggestions for empowering your staff:

  1. Promote professionalism by treating all employees with kindness and respect. Keep equipment working and up to date, and make it convenient and efficient to use.
  2. Hold all staff to the same standards by following “the mini-max performance rule: ‘The minimum you get from one employee is the maximum you can expect from another in that position, in terms of performance.’"
  3. Track phone calls and adjust your staffing levels accordingly. Nelson recommends charting all calls for one week every quarter. Knowing the types of calls your practice typically receives, and the times of day they’re received, can help you take a more proactive approach to phone coverage. This not only lowers stress and improves morale, it also provides a more pleasant patient experience.

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