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Disasters Averted

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Checking the Electronic Records

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I read last week’s Disaster Averted and it made me realize how things that we assume are correct are often not – DJ Our practice had recently converted over to electronic medical records and we had spent considerable time inputting data, scanning lab reports and completing prescribing records. We also ...

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Beware of Patient Gossip

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Recently we had a group of patients in the office for a shared medical appointment. I had been trying this idea to see if they could learn more than in a normal appointment. We started off the visit by having all of the patients introduce themselves and give one example ...

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Is Half the Dose Always Really Half?

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Sometimes no matter what we do, disasters can just happen. This disaster comes from Dr. Aaron Vinik from the Eastern Virginia Medical School. “The most interesting diabetes disaster that happened recently, was a patient who was diagnosed with neuropathy secondary to B12 and B6 deficiency”….

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