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    How Physicians Can Increase Patient Engagement with Patient Portals

How Physicians Can Increase Patient Engagement with Patient Portals

In the past, we reviewed the top technology trends driving practice efficiency and profitability. One of those trends was patient portals. Patient portals allow both large and small medical practices to communicate with patients and empower them to take better care of their health outside of the doctor’s office. While these systems provide patients […]

Trash or Treasure: Advice from Antiques Roadshow Experts

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From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Whether it’s the attic, a closet, or the garage, everyone has that spot in their home where they’ve piled up old items that gather dust. We asked the expert appraisers from Antiques Roadshow to help identify the things that are worth keeping, […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Auto, Homeowners and Renters|Comments Off|

5 Things You Need to Know About Moving to Your Own Practice

Hospital employment isn’t for everyone. While there are definitely some perks to practicing in a hospital setting, it doesn’t offer the same autonomy or flexibility that private practices boast.

In 2013, CNN reported that the number of physicians unloading their practices to hospitals had increased 30% to 40% in the last five years. The main […]

By |July 6th, 2015|Career Planning|Comments Off|

4 Ways to Cut Practice Costs Without Cutting Staff

The trials and tribulations of running your own practice can take a toll on you, physically, mentally and financially. And when medical practices – big and small – struggle to make ends meet, the last thing a practice owner or administrator wants to do is cut their staff. Depending on how you manage your […]

By |June 15th, 2015|Practice Overhead|Comments Off|

4 Grilling Safety Tips for the Summer Cookout Season

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From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Outdoor grilling goes hand-in-hand with summertime fun. So it’s easy to forget that open flames pose serious fire hazards. Here are a few grilling tips for keeping the flames under the burgers, where they belong.

Keep the grilling area clear of hazards. Make […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Auto, Homeowners and Renters|Comments Off|
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    5 Job Hunting Mistakes New Doctors Should Avoid [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 Job Hunting Mistakes New Doctors Should Avoid [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s graduation season which means medical residents are on the cusp of completing their residency programs. As a young doctor venturing into the workforce, how can you avoid some of the most common job hunting mistakes when landing your first job out of residency? Take a look at the infographic below to learn how […]

By |June 1st, 2015|Family Medicine, Residents, Uncategorized|Comments Off|

What You Need to Know When Selling Your Practice

Are you a family physician looking to sell your practice? You’re not alone. In a 2014 Practice Profitability Index survey conducted by CareCloud and QuantiaMD, researchers found that 24% of physicians are considering selling their practice and 12% are actively looking to sell.

Whether you’re getting ready to retire, can no longer afford to run […]

By |May 18th, 2015|Family Medicine|Comments Off|

7 Affordable Baby-Proofing Tips for Your Home

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From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

It’s not always easy to keep your little ones safe around the house, but these seven baby-proofing tips can help. Better still, each one can be performed using everyday household items.

Worried about slamming doors and pinched fingers? Pool noodles make great door […]

By |May 11th, 2015|Auto, Homeowners and Renters|Comments Off|

4 Financial Tips for New Family Physicians

As a young doctor getting ready to take on the world of medicine, you’re going to face some unique challenges along the way, namely how to maintain your financial security after completing your residency. With the average resident salary ranging from $52,000 to $65,000, this only covers a fraction of the debt you’ll need […]

By |May 4th, 2015|Career Planning, Family Medicine|Comments Off|
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    Big Mistake: Underestimating Your Need for Disability Insurance

Big Mistake: Underestimating Your Need for Disability Insurance

As a family physician, your profession is your livelihood. But what if you were unable to practice medicine for an extended period of time? Whether a few weeks or a few years, how would you and your family get by if you couldn’t work due to an injury or illness?

One of the biggest mistakes […]

By |April 20th, 2015|Disability Insurance|Comments Off|