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An internal dialogue on closing the gaps

Black people are dying at disproportionate rates from the pandemic.  For decades, racial disparities in health care have resulted in poor outcomes even before COVID-19. Individual risk factors for poor health are more pronounced in Black people and racial minorities. However, these individual risk factors may not account for all outcomes. There are...

Why this physician became a personal trainer

As many readers of my work know, I have a huge passion for preventive medicine, and balance my acute care hospital work with an outpatient wellness clinic. I have always been into exercise and outdoor activities since a young age but only became a regular gym-goer after I finished my medical residency training. I also […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search...

Essential health messaging tips for physicians [PODCAST]

“Advocacy by moms is not new, but advocacy by physicians has been less common. Moms have been fierce advocates on a variety of causes ranging from Mothers Against Drunk Driving to Moms Demand Action, the anti-gun violence mom activist group led by Shannon Watts that has now helped launch moms into public office. As physician moms navigating a […] Find...

Working parents are key members of the United States workforce

It is likely that schools will be struggling to keep up with this ever-evolving pandemic and fluctuating positivity rates for many months to come. From July to September, there were over 9,000 cases of COVID-19 reported in over 2,000 schools in the U.S. What is becoming very clear is that protocols may need to change […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search...

3 reasons why you should take your profit first, before paying expenses

As a business owner, you have one primary role: Make money. I hate to put it in such callous terms, but that’s the primary aim of any business.  You have to make a profit first if you want to do anything else.  Making a profit isn’t the most important thing.  Your passion, your service, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands...

Coaching physician wellness? Help them think inside the box.

A few years ago, I was leading the training workstream of a multi-million-dollar EMR implementation.  The platform included 25 applications, from scheduling to revenue collection, and we trained over 17,500 employees in 12 weeks prior to go-live.  A significant part of the training effort included 4100 clinicians (physicians, house staff, medical students,...

How the Google algorithm update helps doctor-written content rank higher

If you’re not intricately involved daily with SEO, let me explain what happened in May 2020 and why it will be a huge boost for content created by physicians. First, what is SEO? In short, it is the process of optimizing content found online in order to help it be seen by those searching for […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands...

The downsides of going to the ER for primary care

Despite the fact that many people have difficulty finding a family physician, there remain many options for medical care. From emergency departments to urgent care clinics to clinics based in retail stores and pharmacies, there are several different ways to see a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. This is can be useful when one […]...

A new approach to Medicare for all [PODCAST]

Why should we reform the health care system to a physician-led approach? How will that look like? Would a Medicare for all system cure what ails the system? What are some obstacles to implementation? Ken Terry is a journalist. He shares his story and discusses his book, Physician-Led Health Care Reform: A New Approach to […] Find jobs at Careers by...

Doctors make great entrepreneurs

Doctors make great entrepreneurs. How do I know? I’ve worked with hundreds of physician entrepreneurs. Almost every single one of them first thinks that they don’t have it in them to become an entrepreneur and then surprises themselves by being pretty good at it. Here’s what I’ve found is the common thread between physician entrepreneurs: […] Find...

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