February, 2016

"Shouldn't healthcare be so aggressive, so proactive and so mindful of our patient's needs that we keep them from ever needing us (physicians)".

Daniel Hoefer, MD
Sharp Healthcare

Enhancing Care by Helping Physicians to make better decisions at the POC
Presented by Allen Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEd 

Are physicians seeing the outcomes they (and their patients) want?  Is it possible for physicians to use evidence-based medicine to make better clinical decisions? Can an empirical "probability-based approach to medicine" transform your own clinical practice? The odds are in the patient's favor. Dr. Allen Shaughnessy explains. Read more.

DPC Ohio Unsummit
The DPC movement is growing state by state and community by community. The Center for Innovation in Family and Community Health brought together of people from across Ohio. The excitement about Direct Primary Care was alive and well.  

NeedyMeds - Find Help with the Cost of Medicine

Albany Medical College, Department of Family Medicine Invites you to join them on a Mission Trip to Honduras.

Honduras Mission Trip, 2016

Kevin Cope MD
Email: drkcope@gmail.com 

Pulse Announces a new book

Every Friday afternoon, Pulse--voices from heart of medicine (pulsevoices.org) emails its thousands of subscribers worldwide a compelling first-person story or poem about giving or receiving health care. In this third anthology, Pulse's editors have compiled the very best Pulse stories and poems from the years 2011-2013. In language that is intimate, authentic and engaging, these pieces capture the personal experiences of patients, health professionals, trainees and caregivers as they navigate the world of illness and health. "I not only read Pulse," Donald Berwick MD has said, "I adore it."

We Recommend:
  • What makes us happy as we go through life?  Watch Robert Waldinger's
    TED talk here.
  • Change Makers Make a Difference - from Cleveland MetroHealth:  Read More
  • Conception to Birth Visualized:  Watch here
  • HealthAlliance Foundation to Honor 4 at Tulip Ball:  Read More
  • 10 Small, Unexpected Things That Will Make You Happier: Read More

Last month we mistakenly listed Dr. Larry Nolan as an MD.  
Dr. Nolan is an Osteopathic Family Physician from Forbes Family Medicine Residency. 

We apologize for the error.

Larry Nolan, DO, PGY-2
Allegheny Health Network
Forbes Family Medicine Residency
Monroeville, PA

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