Tag Archives: Reno family physician

Your prescriptions are being monitored!

Your prescriptions are being monitored!  For years I have received information from insurance companies to let me know which patients are not compliant with their medications.  How do they know this?  They watch how often you pick up a refill … Continue reading

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What are some things a doctor should know about the elderly LGBTQ community?

What are some things a doctor should know about the elderly LGBTQ community?  I recently attended a panel discussion about medically related LGBTQ issues.  Here are some of the take-home messages 50% of nursing home staff thought “their colleagues” would … Continue reading

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Incidentalomas? What’s the chance….?

Incidentalomas? (Incidental findings found on imaging tests)  What’s the chance…?  Recently 20 systematic reviews of observational studies were combined to show which imaging test/region reports the greatest number of incidental findings?  And, of these findings, what are the chances that … Continue reading

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Pregnant women, should you ask for skin staples or stitches with a C-section?

Pregnant women, should you ask for skin staples or stitches with a C-section?  A meta-analysis (combined multiple studies) with 2300 patients looked at complication rate or infection, separation, hematomas (blood collections under the skin surface) and cosmetic result. All 10 … Continue reading

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Medicare’s proposed fee payment changes are NOT in your best interest…

Medicare’s proposed fee payment changes are NOT in your best interest… Medicare would like to “streamline” physician documentation.  And, in exchange for this, they are decreasing the reimbursement for many office visits.  Most Medicare patients are complex, as there is … Continue reading

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NEW Cancer Screening Recommendations

  NEW Cancer Screening Recommendations. To help diagnose breast cancer, the American Cancer Society suggests mammography starting at 45 years of age with annual screening until 54 years of age and then every other year after 54. To prevent cervical … Continue reading

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Are you a woman concerned about breast cancer?

Are you a woman concerned about breast cancer?  There is a fantastic online tool to help you figure out your risk of having breast cancer. https://www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool/  

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