Here’s a look at some of the most important medical breakthroughs of the last year.
WASHINGTON — Some states are more appealing to doctors than others because of the cost of living, the wages, the hospital networks and opportunity. However, a recent report showed local states and the District of…
WASHINGTON — When Robert Branson reached a certain age, he noticed a dramatic change in the conversations he had with his friends after a routine round of golf. “We used to talk about booze and…
Become an empowered patient by making the most of your doctor\’s visit.
Doctors are more crunched for time than ever, and it is important to make every precious minute of an office visit count. Dr. Leana Wen has tips to make the most of that time and help ensure a proper diagnosis.
Ever feel like your doctor is watching the clock? You\’re not alone.
It used to be known as \”concierge medicine\” — doctors who don\’t take health insurance, and accept monthly flat fees for personalized service. But it\’s not just for the rich and famous anymore.
More than 130 orthopedic surgeons across the Mid-Atlantic region are forming a group that will contract with insurance carriers as a single unit, a practice executives say is the largest independent orthopedic business in the country.
A program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is delivering care to D.C.\’s most vulnerable population.
How long does it take you to get an appointment with your doctor? If the Affordable Care Act goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014, as planned, bringing an estimated 20 million people into the health care system, it could take longer.
Virginia Hospital Center is consolidating its 100-plus employed
physicians into one multi-specialty group under a single brand,
building market clout and tightening doctor ties to the parent
hospital in an effort to better control cost and quality.
In 2012, 22.4 percent of Washington, D.C.\’s office-based doctors used basic electronic medical records, Bloomberg reports, significantly lower than the national average of 39.6 percent.
Maryland is the first state in the nation to designate \”health
enterprise zones\” in hopes of luring more medical resources to the
Tens of thousands of people die each year, even though they\’re going to the doctor. The problem comes from a simple misdiagnosis.
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