|Doctors, Patients Feel Sting of BCBS Cuts|
Contract amendment imposes difficult decision on physicians
Health insurance is costing everyone more these days, and physicians are no exception. In fact, the pinch for many Memphis-area doctors has been quite painful indeed.
EMILY ADAMS KEPLINGER
|Short of Breath|
COPD Foundation Sheds Light on State’s High Rate of Progressive Lung Disease
With 8.7 percent of residents suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Tennessee has one of the highest rates of COPD in the country.
|Use of Scribes to Give Doctors Relief Is Currently on Upswing|
How are front-line Memphis doctors going to continue to maintain good medical practice, avoid burnout, increase revenue and maximize patient-doctor interaction in the new era of dwindling reimbursement, primary care physician shortages, increased numbers of patients and electronic medical records?
GINGER H. PORTER
|Ebola Preparedness Update|
Expert Briefings & More
Ebola Drug Therapies
Vanderbilt University researchers have partnered with Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. to develop their new human antibody therapies to provide short-term protection for people exposed to the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses. These hemorrhagic filoviruses kill, in part, by causing massive bleeding.
KELLY PRICE & CINDY SANDERS
|Memphis Doctor’s Novel Paints Gloomy Picture of Healthcare|
One look at the chapter titles in the novel The End of Healing by Jim Bailey, MD, makes pretty clear his grim message about the current state of the American healthcare system.