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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Disability Among Medical Students Up To 9 Times Higher Than Previously Believed – And What It Means To Employers

Posted on: March 13, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Recent research from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) indicates that there are far more people making it through medical school with disabilities than we imagined. Indeed, the number of students with disabilities of various sorts going through medical school may be as much as nine times what we believed previously. Researchers polled […]

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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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Doctors Must Improve Cybersecurity

Posted on: December 15, 2016 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

If you’re a physician in private practice, computer security is a critical operation. Since all your patient records are by definition sensitive, personally identifiable information (PII), a data breach or compromise can potentially be very damaging to your patients – and send your practice on a fast track to bankruptcy. We recently learned that 500 […]

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Is Your Medical Specialty Among the Top Earners?

Posted on: June 14, 2016 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Want to know what your fellow docs are getting paid? The 2016 Medscape Physician Compensation Report is out. Here are some of the key findings: The five specialties that are among the top earners are as follows: Orthopedics: $443,000 Cardiology: $410,000 Dermatology: $381,000 Gastroenterology: $380,000 Radiology: $375,000 … And here are the lowest-earning specialties, in […]

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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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Nailing the Medical Job Interview

Posted on: August 5, 2015 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

There’s nothing so good it doesn’t have to be sold. And there’s no doctor so good he doesn’t have to sell an employer or patient on himself once in a while. That’s especially true for newly-minted physicians, who don’t have a professional reputation behind them, other than medical school and residencies, where distinguishing yourself from […]

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Best States for Doctors

Posted on: June 11, 2015 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

How does your state rank when it comes to opportunities, risk and financial stability specifically for doctors? First of all, let’s think about the things that doctors tend to have in common: Doctors are entrepreneurial. They are either in private practice or would like to have a private practice someday. Many who are W-2 employees […]

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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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