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Thinking of Opening a Medical Weight Loss Program as Part of your Practice? Part2

Thinking of Opening a Medical Weight Loss Program as Part of your Practice? Part2

Congratulations! You’ve taken the plunge and decided to join the multi-billion dollar industry of weight loss programs! Whether you decided to go independently with your own small business, or to purchase a franchise, you’re probably wondering what’s next. Many of you are likely already in the health care profession, maybe as a physician, a nurse […]

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Thinking of Opening a Medical Weight Loss Program as Part of your Practice? Part1

Thinking of Opening a Medical Weight Loss Program as Part of your Practice? Part1

It’s no secret that obesity is on the rise, and everywhere you look, people are looking for new and effective ways to lose those pounds. Fad diets saturate the internet, weight loss books line the shelves of the local libraries and book stores, and nutritional supplements offer supposed fast and “easy” solutions to your woes. […]

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Can NPs (Nurse Practitioners) Inject Botox?

Can NPs (Nurse Practitioners) Inject Botox?

Yes, NPs can certainly inject Botox. However, since Botox is a controlled substance, your State may require that you work with a physician. First, you should consult with your State nursing board as they will know the latest rules (they do change!). Basically, if you can currently prescribe (controlled) drugs, you can most likely offer […]

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Top 6 Challenges Facing Physicians – Part 2 of 2

Top 6 Challenges Facing Physicians – Part 2 of 2

For independent physicians, surviving and running a profitable practice is becoming more and more of a challenge. Of course, independent physicians have long faced reimbursement cuts, regulatory burdens, and malpractice costs. This is not new territory for physicians. However, physicians are now expected to provide higher quality care at a lower cost. Their reporting and […]

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Top 6 Challenges Facing Physicians – Part 1 of 2

Top 6 Challenges Facing Physicians – Part 1 of 2

The pressures on independent physicians can be staggering. In addition to the many trials and tribulations all entrepreneurs must face, physicians have some additional obstacles that are unique to their profession. In part one of our two part series, we’ll focus on six key challenges facing physicians in the year ahead and opportunities to meet […]

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Does Obamacare Hurt Physicians?

Does Obamacare Hurt Physicians?

The Affordable Care Act’s core mission was to make all Americans insurable, by requiring insurers to accept all applicants at rates based on population averages regardless of health status. The act expanded on several programs in Medicare that reform how doctors and hospitals are paid. It has set into motion market dynamics that are affecting […]

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How the Face Ages – Infographic

How the Face Ages – Infographic

Something unique is happening among aging baby boomers. This is a generation that has taken better care of themselves and stayed physically active, in fact, more than any other previous generation. As noted in the Harvard Medical School Health Newsletter, many boomers feel much younger than their chronological age. The Choice to Age? But when […]

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Botox for Depression?

Botox for Depression?

The aesthetic industry is currently taking a wait-and-see approach about the startling claims that Botox not only helps keep you looking younger, but can also alleviate symptoms of depression. It’s not a a huge stretch for anyone to acknowledge that if they improve their appearance, they generally will have a positive association with this improvement. […]

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Clinical Definition of Obesity

Clinical Definition of Obesity

Obesity has been recently recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association. Obesity and health problems go hand in hand and as such they appear to be a number of different health risks that are associated with being obese. A typical clinical definition of obesity does not exist but has been defined by different […]

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How to Treat Obesity

How to Treat Obesity

“Obesity is a well recognized public health problem that affects millions of Americans. It is accompanied by a number of different clinical illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, joint pains and stroke, to name but a few conditions.” The Obesity Problem in America The American obesity problem is huge, with over 34% […]

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