Endocrine Feedback

For now, it’s life as is for this solo endocrinology practice

November 19, 2019

In this month's "Endocrine Feedback" column, Dr. Melissa Young explores how her career has evolved over the years and questions what the future may hold.

Reflecting on 10 Years of Solo Practice

August 27, 2019

A lot has changed over the course of 10 years in solo practice, writes Melissa Young, M.D., in this month's Endocrine Feedback column. Dr. Young describes a decade of changes for the solo endocrinology practitioner. 

“Please take your shoes and socks off”

July 17, 2019

One of the great things about medicine is that you interact with all kinds of people every day. Male, female, young, old, people of different ethnic backgrounds and economic status. These interactions can be moving, challenging or funny, but some can be frustrating. Here are examples of some of my patient encounters which serve as reminders of how essential patient education is in clinical practice.

“I will survive.” A solo practitioner’s story.

April 23, 2019

“At first, I was afraid, I was petrified. I kept thinking I could never live without you by my side…” so the song goes. That is sort of how I felt when my associate told me she was leaving.

Board Certification in Endocrinology

April 16, 2019

To certify or not to certify, that is the question. There is no evidence that it improves patient care. And yet, the question often comes up in my discussions with colleagues:  Should we recertify? 

Parting with a Partner is Hard to Do

October 23, 2018

My partner is leaving in December. She asked me not to be angry; not to hate her. I said I couldn't and wouldn't -- but to ask me again in January.

Wanted: New Associate (Maybe)

September 18, 2018

Even though my practice partner and I are perfectly fine together and have been for years, I wonder now and then if we should hire. Still wondering.

CMS Still Doesn't Know What Doctors Do

September 04, 2018

How will the newly proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services fee schedule impact your practice? One physician explains. 

The Annual Eye Exam – Why so Hard?

July 12, 2018

Why can it be difficult to get diabetes patients to an eye exam? One physician offers some insight. 

When Your Patient is Your Neighbor

June 07, 2018

When your patient is also your neighbor it can get, well, awkward. That's why Melissa Young, MD, has shared her tips on how to handle seeing patients outside of the office.