Physician empowerment

Medical decision-making must stay in the hands of the physicians, writes Paul J. Fink, M.D., and, hopefully, the era of a fiscally driven, quasi-profession will pass and we can get back to the practice of the profession of medicine.

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Genetic testing law

The problem of rapidly changing and significant clinical information requiring special use restrictions is not unprecedented. The case of genetic testing is presented in detail.

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Computerized patients records

As computers start appearing in the clinical side of the physician's office, more physicians become conversant with new information technologies and Internet usage become the norm, many distinctly different systems are emerging to assist physicians in providing clinical care to their patients.

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Terminate your retirement plan?

Physicians who have sold their practice often are tempted to terminate their practice retirement plans within a year or so of the sale. However, even in the tough times of decreasing reimbursements and increasing overhead, it makes sense for most physicians to maintain their retirement plans.

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