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  • Emergency and urgent care are not the same thing

    It’s important for the public to understand the differences between “urgent care” and “emergency care.” Urgent care centers are options for common medical problems like minor illnesses and injuries. They are not substitutes...
  • The mortal threat to Medicaid -- and how to fix it

    The mortal threat to Medicaid -- and how to fix it
    Jan. 1 was a red-letter day for America's provision of healthcare to its poorest residents--and we do mean red. That was the expiration day of a two-year bump in Medicaid reimbursements for primary care physicians seeing Medicaid patients. The raise,...
  • New managed-care rules create havoc for doctors

    New managed-care rules create havoc for doctors
    The new managed-care Medicaid system in Florida will not lower costs nor improve medical care to the patients. Instead of increasing payments to doctors and hospitals who provide direct care to Medicaid recipients, money will be diverted to middlemen in...
  • The doctor is in ... your mobile device

    The doctor is in ... your mobile device
    It was 11:45 a.m. and Dr. Christopher Bailey's laptop was chirping, indicating a patient was on the line. "Hi, this is Dr. Bailey. Can you hear me?" Yes, the female patient said, she could. She'd been violently coughing for days and was losing her...
  • Stuck waiting for the doctor? Check ratings on state physician groups

    Stuck waiting for the doctor? Check ratings on state physician groups
    Californians wanting to check up on doctors have new ratings from Consumer Reports on more than 170 physician groups statewide. The scores released this week are intended to help consumers see how different medical offices stack up on providing care and...
  • On open market, Palm Beach County health insurance prices among lowest in state

    On open market, Palm Beach County health insurance prices among lowest in state
    Palm Beach County residents don't need more reasons to boast. But here's one to add to the pile: Health-insurance policies for individuals and families sold under the new Affordable Care Act regulations are in most cases priced lower in Palm Beach County...
  • Hospitalist: Improving hospital care, efficiency adds to job appeal

    By Erinn Hutkin Suzanne Pham's most memorable experiences on the job have involved patients who enter the hospital in critical condition but recover enough to move to a rehab center or even go home. She recalled treating a 90-year-old man who'd...
  • Urgent-care clinic to open in Montrose

    Urgent-care clinic to open in Montrose
    An urgent care slated to open its doors in Montrose within the next few months will be the nearest such medical facility to residents living in the foothill communities. Adventist Health will operate the urgent care at 1975 Verdugo Blvd., where four or...
  • Readers weigh in on the sad state of medical care

    I learned a lot from readers responding to last weekend's column — an ode to my beloved doctor, who opted to retire rather than wrestle with forces turning the art of medicine into the science of numbers. I won't find another Marcus Welby clone,...
  • How safe is your hospital? A look at California ratings

    How safe is your hospital? A look at California ratings
    Consumers might think twice about dining at a restaurant with a poor health grade posted in the window. And patient advocates say it shouldn't be any different when going to the hospital. A detailed look at performance data shows many California...
  • Scrutiny Increases At Hartford Health Clinic; Mishandling of Suspected Ebola Case Cited

    Scrutiny Increases At Hartford Health Clinic; Mishandling of Suspected Ebola Case Cited
    HARTFORD — Community Health Services in the north end, one of the state's busiest medical clinics, mishandled a patient with Ebola-like symptoms and failed to make a cardiac referral for another patient who later had a heart attack and died,...