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.
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.
Is Joining a Medical Association a Worthy Investment?
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?
Endocrinology Patient Satisfaction: How Far Is Too Far?
How do you manage a patient’s insistence on an unnecessary test or drug? Is patient satisfaction a factor?
The Clinical and Financial Costs of Medical Devices
Sometimes it makes clinical and financial sense to purchase a medical device. Other times, it doesn't add up.
Patient Insurance: Help Us Help You
In a world where insurance plans constantly change, it is important to remind patients that they need to understand their policies.
What to do about Non-Adherent Patients and MIPS?
Some patients are just not going to adhere to a physician's guidelines; is it fair to get penalized by CMS for that?
Endocrinology and Internet Miseducation
When your patients have questions, how do you counteract the onslaught of misinformation and malpractice that exists on the Internet?
The Rising Cost of Operating a Medical Practice
The cost of running a medical practice is going up, but unlike other businesses, doctors have no power over what they are paid.
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