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  • Prior Authorizations – One More Reason To Be Angry At Health Insurance Companies? by Heath Mackley, MD, FACRO Don’t you get upset at health insurance companies? To that frequently asked question, my short answer is, “No.” I have no love for health insurance companies either, but the anger that physicians and patients feel about them should probably be more evenly distributed between the insurance companies, the health care providers, the lawyers, ... Read more
  • A Salute to those who Served to Save Lives by Lucy J. Cairns, MD, and introduction by Timothy J. (T.J.) Huckleberry, MPA There is a great quote from the movie Gladiator that says “What we do in life echoes an eternity.” My grandfather served in World War 2. He was a Combat Engineer. In the Mountains of Central Italy he took shrapnel at the base of ... Read more
  • Organ Donation Transforms Lives by D. Michael Baxter, MD Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine Reading Health System As physicians know, organ donations improve people’s health and save lives. One organ, tissue and eye donor may save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of up to 75 others. Nationally, 118,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant, and 22 ... Read more
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  • Members in the News Members in the News“The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Oral Health presents the 2016 Oral Health Service Award to C. Eve Jensen Kimball, MD, FAAP, for working to advance children’s oral health through education, medical/dental collaboration, and advocacy.” It was presented at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition Meeting in San Francisco, CA on 23 October 2016. ... Read more
  • DOH Launches Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to Combat Opioid Abuse – Here’s What You Need to Know Pennsylvania physicians who are licensed, registered, or otherwise lawfully authorized to prescribe controlled substances, other drug or device in the course of professional practice, or research in this Commonwealth are required to register in the state’s new controlled substances monitoring program (PDMP). Once you have registered, the system will be ready for query beginning Aug. 25, ... Read more
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" Surgical Mesh "

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" Foot Problenms "

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" Lime disease & Tick Borne Illness "

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" Pain Management "

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