Disability Insurance Protection Critical for Women of Childbearing Age

Posted on: July 26, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

It’s not unusual to want to take some time off after having a baby. In some cases, you have no choice – medical complications are common after childbirth. But while employers with 50 employees or more are obligated under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and Family Medical Leave Act to grant you time off to care […]

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First Year Residents Face Grueling 28-Hour Shifts

Posted on: April 10, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Med students, get ready for some grueling shifts.  Beginning July 1st, doctors in their first year of practice will be allowed to work shifts up to 24 hours long in direct patient care in hospitals all over the United States. The move lifts the 16-hour limit that has been in place since 2011. The change […]

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Beating Burnout

Posted on: February 10, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Burnout is real – and it’s an increasingly common problem among doctors across the U.S. Physicians are being increasingly squeezed between tightening reimbursement rates, the demands of practice management, liability concerns, demanding schedules, regulatory burdens and the relentless onslaught of information. Patients can be difficult or uncooperative, or it could just be a matter of […]

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Top Trends in 2017 For Physicians to Watch

Posted on: January 23, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

2017 promises to be a volatile and challenging year for the health care industry as a whole. President-Elect Trump is likely to push Congress to make significant changes to the way health insurance is marketed and sold, and doctors are going to be in the middle of it. Smart physicians need to be very agile […]

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New Years Resolutions for Doctors

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

The New Year is traditionally a time to act on plans for self-improvement. Millions of Americans will be working to lose weight, to achieve success at work, improve their 2 mile run time, or to achieve a variety of financial and personal goals. Here are some great New Year’s resolutions for doctors to consider: Go […]

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Study: Long Work Hours Triple Women’s Risk Of Life Threatening Chronic Illnesses

Posted on: January 24, 2016 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Those of you in or recently out of residency will relate to this one: Long work hours over three decades or more significantly increase the incidence of severe, life threatening chronic diseases among women. That’s according to a recent study by Xiaoxi Yao, Ph.D., with the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery at […]

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SHOW ME THE MONEY!!! New Physician Compensation Map Shows Doctors Where Pay is Highest (And Lowest)

Posted on: February 19, 2015 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

It was only a matter of time. Developers have finally come out with an easy-to-use application that lets physicians anonymously share compensation data and location. Once the information from thousands of physicians is aggregated and plotted on a map, the data can provide physicians around the world a handy resource for learning what specialties are […]

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Ebola Crisis Exposes Holes in Health Care Workers Protection

Posted on: January 21, 2015 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

So far, it seems, America has dodged a bullet. We had a patient come to Dallas from Africa with the deadly Ebola virus, and American health care practices and universal precautions disciplines were put to the test. Before this man passed away from the disease, he infected a few others, but fortunately we were able […]

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The Impact of Needlestick Injuries on Physicians

Posted on: February 10, 2014 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

“A rock star phlebotomist,” is how one medical resident described herself. She had successfully drawn blood from a variety of cantankerous patients as well as those with invisible veins. During a routine drawing, she assumed the needle she had just used snapped back into the protector—it didn’t. She was stuck. While everything turned out to […]

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Are HSAs the Secret to Reducing Health Care Costs?

Posted on: February 15, 2013 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

As the uncertainty of the economy and health care reform regulations washes over the business community, many  are considering dropping their health care plans due to the increased cost.  Some employers, however, are proactively searching for alternatives and are finding a very effective one with Health Savings Accounts (HSA). HSAs are a health plan alternative […]

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