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How to Make It as a Private Practice Physician

Being a physician these days is not easy, and it can feel even tougher to run one’s own private practice. One sobering survey found that 8% of practices had closed during the pandemic. But there are ways to make it work—and there’s good reason to try. Tara Scott, an OB/GYN turned hormone specialist who is…

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The Stress of the Pandemic Drove These Doctors to Retirement

Stephen Rockower is an orthopedic surgeon in suburban Rockville, Maryland. He’d built his own practice for more than a decade with a partner, and things were busy and going well. Then, in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered many cities, including his own. Residents in his area began delaying care, not wanting to expose themselves…

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Physicians Ponder Telehealth’s Post-Pandemic Future

Last spring, doctors’ offices across the country were eerily quiet. Almost overnight, patients stopped coming in as COVID-19, and the fear that the novel coronavirus begat, spread through communities across the country.   Healthcare providers quickly adapted. “We were able to pivot to using telemedicine as another mode in terms of connecting with patients,” recalls physician…

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The Orthopedic Surgeon Campaigning for COVID-19 Jabs

Because of his status as a healthcare worker, Steven Arsht, an orthopedic surgeon at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, was the first in his family to get a COVID-19 vaccine. As he moved forward in line in January, he found himself thinking of his brother-in-law, Louis Sarrel, who died of the disease…

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