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Melissa Young, MD

Melissa Young, MD

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.

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

Over the past few years, there has been much discussion about needed changes in how internists maintain their ABIM certification.

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There are several redundant questions and processes when trying to obtain a prior authorization. It needs to be simplified.

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While it may seem trivial to some, the way doctors in private practice present themselves is an important part of the job.

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.

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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Medical association fees can add up into the thousands each year if you join more than a few. What do you get out of it?

How do you manage a patient’s insistence on an unnecessary test or drug? Is patient satisfaction a factor?

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Sometimes it makes clinical and financial sense to purchase a medical device. Other times, it doesn't add up.

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