Category Archives: Doctors

Diabetes Health: Doctors Using Technology to Help People With Diabetes

An online survey from Consumer Reports showed that the top complaint among 660 surveyed doctors was the failure of patients to follow advice or treatment recommendations. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes can be effectively managed in most patients through diet, exercise and (in some cases) medication. People with diabetes often struggle to follow the orders … Continue reading Diabetes Health: Doctors Using Technology to Help People With Diabetes

7 Ways to Save on Your Diabetes Prescriptions

Are you paying more for prescription drugs? The stats say that you probably are. I recently wrote an article about the prescription drug industry. Through my research, I learned that nearly 7 in 10 Americans are on at least one prescription drug and more than half of Americans take two drugs. It’s a $326 billion industry and growing – … Continue reading 7 Ways to Save on Your Diabetes Prescriptions

Rural Regions Pay Doctors More Than Urban Areas

By Brenda Neugent New research finds that doctors in rural areas such as the American West are paid more than physicians in highly competitive regions such as Boston or San Francisco. According to the San Francisco-based startup Doximity, a networking site for physicians, high-cost municipalities actually pay less in salary than rural areas of the … Continue reading Rural Regions Pay Doctors More Than Urban Areas

Emails Between Doctors And Patients On The Rise

More patients and doctors are communicating by email than they were just over a decade ago, but numbers following the growth spurt have essentially flat-lined, according to research, Dr. Bradley H. Crotty of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School along with other Boston-based researchers examined the messages that were sent through a … Continue reading Emails Between Doctors And Patients On The Rise

U.S. Trails Two Dozen Other Nations In Physicians Per Capita

Two dozen other countries top the United States when it comes to having enough doctors to go around. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. ranks 25th internationally in physician count per capita, with only 2.5 available doctors per 1,000 patients. Greece topped the list with 6.2 physicians per 1,000 patients. … Continue reading U.S. Trails Two Dozen Other Nations In Physicians Per Capita

Good Doctor-Patient Communication Improves Health Outcomes

Although some Continuing Medical Education (CME) is aimed at helping doctors improve communication skills, more doctors should get involved. That was the conclusion of some panelists at a recent Institute of Medicine workshop on patient engagement who agreed on the need to change current physician culture and convince doctors to talk more with their patients.  … Continue reading Good Doctor-Patient Communication Improves Health Outcomes

The Doctor says,

“You have diabetes.”  Have you just heard these words?  Or maybe you recently heard it about your son or daughter.  The oxygen rushes out of your body.  A knot forms in your stomach.  “What now?” I know that feeling.  I had it 19 years ago and remember it like it was last week.  Today I … Continue reading The Doctor says,