Physician Disability: Healthy Eating Habits

Posted on: August 29, 2012 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Physician Disability: Altering Habits in the Doctor’s Office Take your vitamins. Stay away from processed carbohydrates. Not too much sugar. Wear sunscreen. Exercise for thirty minutes daily. Eat more vegetables. Ease up on the caffeine. Although you should have physician disability insurance to protect your livelihood, the ultimate goal is to take care of yourself […]

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Physician Disability: Medical Identity Theft

Posted on: August 28, 2012 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Physician Disability: Medical Identity Theft What are the effects of identity theft? How does it occur? The average medical identity theft takes about 12.1 months to resolve. Personal cost on average is $22,346 per victim. About 20 percent of the victims had medical records accessed. Medical identity theft is more common than you think. According to […]

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Baby Boomers in Your Practice Raise Disability Claims Frequency

Posted on: August 27, 2012 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Baby Boomers in Your Practice Can Raise Disability Claims Frequency After the summer jobless claims numbers came out, politicians and pundits alike complained that job creation over the past few years has been smaller than the increase in Social Security disability recipients. A July 2012 report from the Congressional Budget Office gives some insights into […]

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Physician Disability: Third Year Education

Posted on: August 24, 2012 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Physician Disability: Third Year Education Medical students spend their time soaking up as much information as possible, constantly trying to prepare for the future. We’ve talked about the importance of starting early, to get physician disability insurance to cover any potential downfall you could face from unpaid student loans.  But your future isn’t the only […]

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Operating Room Mistakes: Physician Error Caused By Distraction

Posted on: August 22, 2012 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Operating Room Mistakes: Physician Error Caused By Distraction Surgery residents committed eight times as many operating room mistakes during simulated procedures when realistic distractions and interruptions were introduced, according to Medpage Today.  Surgical residents performed a simulated laparoscopic cholesytecomy in the experiment. They committed significantly more surgical errors when distractions and interruptions were introduced than […]

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Physician Disability: How Physicians Use Smartphones

Posted on: August 21, 2012 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Physician Disability: How Physicians Use Smartphones Smartphones have been rapidly integrated into many different industries- but how can they be used in medical practice? Mobile phones today have the potential to aid physicians in day to day administrative tasks, such as email access, and in some ways have expanded the ways physicians can care for […]

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Physician Disability: Expenses Cause Medical Practice Closures

Posted on: August 20, 2012 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Physician Disability: Expenses Cause Medical Practice Closures Independent medical practices, including primary care physicians, mental health clinics, and many others, are shutting their doors at unprecedented levels. As a physician, it is important to protect your livelihood not only with business insurance for your practice, but physician disability insurance as well. Merritt Hawkins, a physicians […]

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Physician Disability: Some Choose to Leave Profession

Posted on: August 16, 2012 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Physician Disability: Some Choose to Leave Profession Physician disability insurance is intended to protect you in the event that you can no longer physically or mentally able to meet the demands of your practice. But according to a new study, some physicians are choosing to leave. We’ve talked about the looming physician shortage in our […]

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Physician Disability: Don’t Overlook Disability Insurance

Posted on: August 15, 2012 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Physician Disability: Don’t Overlook Disability Insurance Auto, homeowners, health & life insurance; the necessity of these insurance lines is well known. But what about physician disability insurance?  The broad definition of disability coverage is a coverage that replaces lost earnings if you can’t work. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, a twenty-year-old worker has a 30% chance […]

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Physician Disability: Work With Disability

Posted on: August 14, 2012 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Physician Disability: Work With Disability Keep Working Despite Your Disability If you are a doctor in the United States and suffer a disabling injury that prevents you from practicing medicine in your specialty, you may feel like your career is over and your financial and time investment in your education has all been lost. But […]

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