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Female docs still earn less than male colleagues

If a recent survey of female physicians is anything to go by, neurologists and family medicine physicians really love their jobs. Seventy-three percent of the former and 71 percent of the latter would choose medicine again, according to a recent physician compensation report published by Medscape.

Doctors called on to handle in-flight medical emergencies

When she became a doctor, Elisabeth Poorman, M.D., knew she would never think about flying in the same way.

Compensation for primary care doctors outpaced specialties in 2015

It quite literally paid off to be a primary care doctor in 2015, according to a new salary survey from the Medical Group Management Association.

How one independent physician practice survives and thrives in today's healthcare environment [Q&A]

In this FiercePracticeManagement exclusive, Mark Miller, M.D., explains how he's overcome obstacles that stand in the way of practices staying independent and offers advice on how other solo practitioners can do the same.

 

Nurse practitioners' role growing in evolving healthcare landscape

The role of the nurse practitioner has grown increasingly important in the provision of high-quality, patient-centric, team-based care. Indeed, NPs now make up approximately one-third of the workforce in primary care settings, according to American Association of Nurse Practitioners President Cindy Cooke.

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