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Largest Expenses Physicians Are Facing

Family physicians are among the ten highest paid professions in the United States, and deservingly so, considering the grueling years of studies and sleepless nights they’ve had to endure.

However, between student debt, mortgages, government regulations and other expenses, physicians are forced to carry a lot of financial weight during their lifetime.
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A Look Into The Future Of Young Doctors

Great things come with dedicating your career to medicine, from the reward of improving the lives of thousands of people to the increasingly accelerated advancements in technology and pharmaceuticals.

However, in the words of baseball great, Yogi Berra: ‘the future ain’t what it used to be.’

Retiring physicians will agree, and it is because of their […]

Physician Shortage Update: Where Are We Now?

With more people in the United States becoming eligible to receive healthcare at lower costs, it’s no surprise that doctors can’t keep up with the patient demand. The question is how large is the deficit?

This limited supply of physicians is increasingly affecting health networks, walk-in facilities, family practices, independent doctors and nurses, each one […]

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    5 Ways Family Physicians Can Improve Their Financial Security

5 Ways Family Physicians Can Improve Their Financial Security

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

While this may remind you of your high school guidance counselor, our real intention is to remind you that there has never been a better time to answer this question, especially with a shift in the economy and a tug-of-war in health legislation.

Fortunately, we’ve done our homework […]

[Video] Do you have all the Life Insurance you need?

Checked your life insurance lately? It may fall short.

Watch this short video for a list of things to consider, when deciding if the coverage you have is enough.

Be sure to share this video with your colleagues about the facts behind life insurance and how the AAFP Insurance Program can help protect you and […]

Should I go independent?

If you’ve asked yourself this question, you’re not alone. Every year thousands of physicians across the nation switch from employment to self-employment or vice-versa, and unless you have a crystal ball sitting around, it’s not a decision that can be made overnight. For that reason, we’ve gathered some of the most relevant facts, stats […]

The Connected Generation: Treating Millennial Patients

Millennials are mobile-first, tech savvy and always on-the-go, which means they want their health care services to be as nimble and fast-paced as they are. This may prove challenging to physician practices and health care systems that may not have adopted certain health technologies to cater to this digital generation. In this post, we […]

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    Protecting Yourself On the Job: Disability Coverage You Shouldn’t Overlook

Protecting Yourself On the Job: Disability Coverage You Shouldn’t Overlook

You do the best you can to stay healthy. You might exercise, eat right and get enough sleep at the end of a long day; but while you may take the proper measures to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you could still find yourself unable to practice medicine due to an unforeseen illness or injury.

To […]

How Residents Can Better Manage Their Finances

It should come as no surprise that today’s family physicians are starting their careers in more debt than ever before. In 2008, the average debt load for medical school graduates was $155,000. As of last year, the average student debt is now $183,000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

About 68% of […]

How to Remain HIPAA Compliant in the Digital Age

As digital, mobile and medical technologies continue to evolve, healthcare organizations and physician practices will need to quickly adapt to these changing trends while protecting patient privacy.

This has become increasingly difficult to do considering that patients are demanding more communication with their healthcare provider in the forms of email, text messaging, social media – […]