As some experts warn of another economic downturn, the following financial issues should be part of your recession survival planning.
Because research shows that women are more likely than men to forgo, delay and ration medical care because of personal debt incurred from healthcare costs and expenses, investigators set out to determine whether financial hardships associated with medical debt also differ by gender.
Lower earnings, higher malpractice insurance premiums and longer work weeks—last year was a tough year for ob/gyns, according to Medical Economics' 2010 Exclusive Survey.
Wise investments, optimal stock allocation, an understanding of the social security system, and expert financial advice can help physicians achieve a comfortable lifestyle.
To maintain a financially healthy practice, obgyns may want to think about alternative malpractice insurance, ancillary services, and astute retirement planning.
Practicing medicine in post-Katrina New Orleans is not always easy. There are no 15-minute appointments.
New Jersey is now the 24th state to pass a law providing contraceptive insurance equity. The new law, A.B. 292, requires most insurers in the state to provide coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs and devices. The law provides an exemption for qualifying religious employers if contraceptive coverage conflicts with the employer's "bona fide religious beliefs and practices," according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Government Relations Newsletter, 1/13/2006).
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) introduced a bill that would require all health plans that cover prescription drugs to include coverage of FDA-approved forms of contraception.
As I write this I am post-call, which may account for the tone of my meandering discourse. At my age, the problem is not so much taking call but surviving the next day. While tackling clinical challenges can be exciting, what I find most stimulating is the chance to teach and learn from my residents.