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How to Prevent Burnout Before Your Career Starts

Burnout is all too common among physicians of all specialties, but those closest to the frontlines of care such as emergency medicine physicians, internists, and family physicians feel the effects head-on. According to Medscape, 50% of family physicians reported feeling burned out. But it’s not just veteran physicians suffering. Medical students and residents are […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Family Medicine|0 Comments|

What to Do When Moving Into a New Home

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From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

 

Moving into a new house is a major life change. After packing and unpacking your belongings, there’s still a lot of work to be done. Follow this checklist for common tasks every new homeowner should do.

Change the locks. The old owners have […]

By |August 10th, 2015|Auto, Homeowners and Renters|Comments Off|

7 Ways Physicians Can Respond to Negative Patient Reviews

When was the last time you wrote an online review? Was it for a restaurant, a salon, a hardware store, etc.? Was your review positive or negative? Whatever your answer, consider the fact that your practice or place of employment could be added to the laundry list of businesses that are reviewed online by […]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Family Medicine|Comments Off|
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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 […]

By |July 20th, 2015|Family Medicine, Technology|Comments Off|

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|