Melissa Young, MD, FACE, FACP, is an endocrinologist in private practice, an assistant clinical professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a working suburban mother of two in Freehold, N.J.
When Pharmacists Go out of Bounds
Was this pharmacist out of bounds? You make the call.
Don't Assume Your Patients Know Medicine
You might think a medical issue is widely understood, but for many patients, they won't know what you're talking about.
To Invest in a VOIP System at Our Practice or Not
This doctor is looking to make a switch on her telephone system at her practice. Weighing the pros and cons, she isn't sure how to proceed.
If it Quacks like a Duck, Tell the Patient it's a Duck
The words we use as clinicians to describe illness to our patients should be precise, the meaning unequivocal. Our blogger shares a case in point.
The Delicate Act of Dropping an Insurance Plan
As a solo physician, it's not easy to drop an insurance plan when you know that could have a negative impact on your patients.
Is Recertification Worth It?
Over the past few years, there has been much discussion about needed changes in how internists maintain their ABIM certification.
The Prior Authorization Process is Needlessly Complex
There are several redundant questions and processes when trying to obtain a prior authorization. It needs to be simplified.
Clothes Do Make the Private Practice Doctor
While it may seem trivial to some, the way doctors in private practice present themselves is an important part of the job.
The Uninsured, Hospitalized Patient
When someone in the hospital needs to see a specialist, particularly a specialty where there are so few of us, I don’t understand how one can just refuse.
Happiness in Endocrinology
I believe it is the human aspect of my job that keeps me from flinging my laptop against the wall every day.
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