Monthly Archives: January 2012

Audacious Align Avarice

Align is a probiotic manufactured by Proctor & Gamble. It’s a little pricy, but I often recommend it to patients with diarrhea or abdominal cramps. They’ve supplied me with $5.00 coupons to give to my patients. Imagine my surprise to … Continue reading

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Surprising HIPAA Violation

The Health Information Portability Act (HIPAA) has criteria about not violating patient privacy, and potential harsh penalties for doing so. One needs to not only avoid saying a patient’s name to the public (meaning people not involved in the patient’s … Continue reading

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Practicing Medicine Without a License

Not infrequently, patients question me about a medication because they’ve heard it’s unsafe. Often it’s from lawyers advertising the dangers of a particular medication or medical product. Although on occasion this may be a good service, most of the time … Continue reading

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Epic Customizations

Epic is the electronic medical record (EMR) I use at work (actually my company calls it MultiCare Connect). There are a number of customizations one can do to increase efficiency, and I’ve done a lot. Keep reading to learn just … Continue reading

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