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Could Nurse Practitioners Get More Authority, in Order to Solve Physician Shortage?

Posted on · Primary care physicians are in short supply. A study out earlier this month from the Association of American Medical Colleges indicates that by 2025 the deficit of doctors will be somewhere between 46,000 and 90,000. Part of what is causing this shortage is the growing number of people signing up for the Affordable Care Act […]

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Contract Doctors in ERs Often Leave Texans with Unexpected Medical Bills

Posted on · For many of us with health insurance, we know if we get treatment from a doctor who’s in our health insurance’s network the price of that treatment will be cheaper. And if you see a provider outside your network the price could often be significantly higher. Therefore, it makes sense that if you have to […]

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How Do Houston Doctors Keep from Burning Out?

Posted on · Have a high stress job? Feel like you’re burning out a bit? It happens to a lot of Houstonians – notably to physicians, who too often spend more time with paperwork and less with their patients. We discuss what’s behind physician burnout, and how it impacts the doctor-patient relationship.

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Medical Burnout, Student Debt, and B-Corps: Houston Matters for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Posted on · Have a high stress job? Feel like you’re burning out a bit? It happens to a lot of Houstonians – notably to physicians, who too often spend more time with paperwork and less with their patients. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what’s behind physician burnout, and how it impacts the doctor-patient relationship. Also: […]

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A Guidebook for Navigating the Healthcare System

Posted on · Dr. Matthew Minson wants to make the healthcare experience “a little less arduous.” Minson, who teaches health policy management at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, has written a book he thinks of as “Healthcare Navigation 101” – a primer for patients to more easily navigate the complexities of our health care system. It’s called Prepare to Defend […]

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Obamacare Odysseys: How is the New Healthcare Program Affecting Houstonians?

Posted on · Houston Public Media’s Health and Science Reporter Carrie Feibel is producing a new series on the impact the Affordable Care Act is having on Houstonians. It’s called “Obamacare Odysseys.” She’ll tell us about it, and share some of what she’s heard so far from your fellow Houstonians.

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Treating and Managing ADHD in Houston

Posted on · Many Houston kids deal on a daily basis with the effects of ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. And the majority of them will continue to have symptoms as adults. We discuss what doctors and educators in Houston are doing to treat and manage ADHD in their patients and students, respectively. Then we discuss the […]