• April 17, 2018 /  Hospitals & Clinics

    Osteogenesis imperfecta are big words, especially for a 6-year-old. But the words are a medical term that Leigh Dittman is not only able to easily say; she knows exactly what it means.

    Leigh was registered as a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa before she was even born. Her parents realized their baby would need orthopaedic care when technicians noticed Leigh’s legs were shorter than normal during one of Ellen Dittman’s sonograms. Doctors were unable to diagnose the problem before Leigh’s birth but knew it was orthopaedic-related. Ellen and her husband, David, contacted the Tampa Shriners Hospital.

    When Leigh was born, she measured only 15.5 inches long, and doctors discovered she had broken five ribs and fractured a femur in utero. A few hours after her birth, Leigh was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a genetic disorder caused by imperfectly formed bone collagen. The condition is commonly known as “brittle bone disease” and is characterized by bones that break easily, often from little or no apparent cause.

    First Treatment At 3 Weeks Old

    Leigh received her first treatment at the Tampa Shriners Hospital when she was three weeks old. She now goes in every few months to receive intravenous medicine meant to increase bone density, but Leigh usually stops by the hospital at least once a month to visit her doctors and the many friends she’s made there. “We love it,” said Ellen. “That hospital is like our second home.”

    In appreciation of the loving care Leigh receives at the Tampa hospital, the Dittman family began raising money for Shriners Hospitals. “It was actually Leigh’s idea,” said Ellen. “She says Shriners helps her, so she wanted to help them.”

    An Overwhelming Response

    Beginning with Leigh’s fourth birthday party in 2004, the Dittmans asked that, in lieu of bringing gifts, guests donate money to Shriners Hospitals. Due to the overwhelming response from loved ones and the community, Leigh and her family decided to make it an annual fundraising event.

    Approximately 450 people attended Leigh’s sixth birthday party in August. The event, which included dinner, a special video about the Tampa Shriners Hospital, a chance drawing, a silent auction and dancing, raised more than $50,000. In total, Leigh’s birthday party extravaganzas have resulted in nearly $78,000 in donations to the Tampa Shriners Hospital.

    Leigh and her father, David, accept a donation to the Leigh Dittman Foundation. Leigh’s third-annual fundraising event raised more than $50,000 for the Tampa Shriners Hospital.

  • April 17, 2018 /  Medical & Therapy

    There are a number of important things to consider when running an efficient medical facility. Medical professionals typically receive high call volumes that need to be handled by knowledgeable staff. Contemporary medical practices enlist the assistance of a medical call answering service in order to ensure proper client care from the moment a potential patient contacts their facility. This is quickly becoming the most reliable and proficient way to field calls from patients around the clock.

    Medical practices cannot take the risk of relying on voicemail or answering machines. Even those facilities that are not emergency clinics or that do not typically provide urgent care can never be sure when one of their patients will call them with a pressing concern. For a successful medical business that people can rely on, it is important that your patients have 24-hour access to a professional medical call answering service even if your clinic is only open during the day. This will guarantee that they are given proper instructions to receive optimum care. A professional medical call answering service will ease the burden of scheduling appointments, answering medical questions when possible, making sure that medical emergencies are dealt with properly, and directing calls when necessary.

    Be sure to enlist the help of answering services specifically geared towards providing medical assistance. A medical call answering service that is HIPPA compliant is a necessity. HIPPA law requires absolute patient confidentiality, which will guarantee that your practice stays within legal guidelines and that your patient information will be treated with integrity.

    Nurse telephone triage service is another essential component for running a professional medical facility that meets patient needs with the greatest care. Before enlisting the help of a medical answering service, make sure that they are connected with a nurse telephone triage unit who will be able to assess the urgency of patient calls. Highly trained nurses will have a deep understanding of how to determine which patients need immediate care. The ability to prioritize patient care will be invaluable to your medical practice.

    Employing a competent answering service trained in handling medically-related calls will give you peace of mind knowing that your patients are being cared for even when you are off the clock. When you are working, such services will also allow you to focus on your patients without distraction as calls are fielded by professionals highly trained in serving the health care industry. A reputable medical answering service will become a reliable extension of your facility.

  • April 17, 2018 /  Medical & Therapy

    There is no such thing as a -medical spa- in Florida. True! They are not uniquely licensed. In fact, they are usually not licensed at all because (1) they are owned and operated by licensed healthcare professionals, and/or (2) they do not file claims for reimbursement with health insurers. And they are not a regulated entity.

    What then is a -medical spa-? It’s simply a place where people receive traditional spa services (e.g. facials), plus many other medical procedures, typically focused on cosmetic services (e.g. hair removal, Botox). It’s -medical- because of the nature of the services provided. It’s -medical- because (ideally) physician supervision is woven into the business model.

    The trickiest part of medical spas for owners/operators is ensuring just two things: (1) that the professionals providing the services are doing so in a manner that doesn’t violate their licenses, and (2) those professionals have proper physician supervision. Each licensed person who typically works in a med spa is bound by statutes and regulations that govern what they can do and the degree (if any) of physician supervision required. The -scope of practice- regs applicable to PAs are different that those which apply to NPs or MAs for instance. The level of physician supervision is dictated not only by the license of the supervised professional, but also what the professional is doing. Rest assured, however, that the belief that such -formal- things do not apply because the patients pay in cash is not only untrue, but also a recipe for being shut down and prosecuted.

    Other big challenges for med spas tend to be-

    ?Fee splitting arising in connection with how the professionals are paid (especially when they are paid on a percentage of collections basis)

    ?The Florida Patient Self Referral Act, which in part may limit to 50{b520bf79e82df5bacaa996c493f1e485db6e9eca78db7cb6bd8b1840ebb995a7} the amount of physician ownership if the physician is in a position to refer to the med spa.

    Regulatory scrutiny can be expected to increase in coming years, especially as the media shines light on client injuries (typically burns from laser services) and the scope of services expands to include things like hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which traditionally involves telemedicine related issues. Med spa owners would do well to take seriously the many intricate (and disconnected) regs applicable to the licensed professionals who work in med spas and the physicians who supervise them.

    Visit us online for more articles and information regarding healthcare regulatory and legal topics!

  • April 16, 2018 /  Hospitals & Clinics

    Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Infertility may also refer to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. There are many biological causes of infertility, some which may be bypassed with medical intervention as well. Infertility can be treated with medicine, surgery, artificial insemination, or assisted reproductive technology, though it often creates one of the most distressing life crises that an infertile couple can ever experience together. Many times these treatments are combined and in most cases infertility is treated with drugs or surgery. Doctors recommend specific treatments for infertility based on: test results, how long the couple has been trying to get pregnant the, age of the man and woman, the overall health of the partners, preference of the partners Infertility or sub fertility is no more a personal problem. Due to pollution and life style changes, infertility has become a common health problem too. Several infertility clinics are located all around the country to curb this malaise.

    There are five major steps in the IVF and embryo transfer sequence:

    1. Monitor the development of ripening egg(s) in the ovaries

    2. Collection of eggs

    3. Obtaining the sperm

    4. Putting the eggs and sperm together in the laboratory, and providing correct

    conditions for fertilization and early embryo growth

    5. Transferring the embryos into the uterus

    Infertility Treatment India serves a comprehensive range of infertility services under one roof, and is associated with innovative technology, medical and technical excellence, customized service, and persistence in terms of willingness. The centre caters to all the facilities required to deliver a full range of services to couples requiring assistance to combat infertility. This ensures that patients are required to visit only one site for all stages of their diagnosis and treatments. Backed by a highly efficient and dedicated team of erudite experts, the patient can consider him/herself in safe and trustworthy hands. The experienced and well-updated staff takes the reins of eradication of this ailment in their hands. Couples with female infertility or male infertility are counselled for both medical and surgical causes of infertility. Treatment for ovulatory disorders and other endocrine problems which cause infertility are also offered. Endoscopic procedures & surgical management of infertility are also carried out. There exists a large series of endoscopy cases including operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Infertility afflicts thousand’s of married couple’s leading to untold mystery and frustration. In India 15-20{b520bf79e82df5bacaa996c493f1e485db6e9eca78db7cb6bd8b1840ebb995a7} of the married couple’s in their fertile age group, are the sufferers, and it is on the increase because of Urbanization, Pollution, Stress, Chemical exposure, Competitiveness, Career Orientation, Late settlement in life etc. And by the present statistics it is about 20{b520bf79e82df5bacaa996c493f1e485db6e9eca78db7cb6bd8b1840ebb995a7}.With the recent advancements in the management of infertility, the couple can realize their dream more reliably and that to at a fraction of what it costs to seek similar treatment abroad.

  • April 14, 2018 /  Healthy

    Numerous legislative rulings that affect healthcare have occurred within the last 5 years with the Obama administration. New legislation changes the way patients are insured, the types of technology medical practices are to use for medical records and overall changes to make healthcare service more affordable. To learn more about a few of these changes and how they affect medical practice, here is a brief summary of health care laws:

    HITECH Act and Medical Practice: The HITECH Act focuses on changing the way practitioners record and manage medical information. Since the digital age is upon us, the government is pushing electronic health record systems (EHRs) to make documents more accessible for practitioners and more standard. The legislation is a standardization method for all medical practices to follow, in order to make the health record process more fluid.

    The government encourages medical practices to switch to technology that incorporates EHR functions. One way that practitioners are making the switch and improving their documentation process is through medical voice recognition software (Dragon Medical Practice Edition). The software follows HITECH guidelines as it integrates with EHR programs and makes documentation as simple as possible through the means of dictation.

    The Affordable Care Act and Medical Practice: Again, the federal government is trying to make health care more affordable for more people. Through this act, insurance policies are restructured in order to put more people on insurance, in hopes of reducing costs. The Affordable Care Act pushes medical practices to offer more affordable care for patients, which means a restructure of what medical practices do and what they provide.

    Just as Dragon Medical Practice Edition enables practitioners to comply with HITECH standards, they can also reduce costs with medical voice recognition software, leading to reduced overhead costs and more affordable care for patients. Medical dictation software saves practices money through reduced transcription time and resources (a cut in labor and resource costs).

    HIPPA Standards and Medical Practice: Patient confidentiality has always been a must for patients and practitioners. HIPPA standards make patient confidentiality even more important and strict for the switch to electronic health records. Luckily, medical software is being designed and implemented in such a way that it complies with HIPPA standards and protects confidentiality. Dragon Medical Practice Edition makes it possible to file with EHRs and protect all confidential information under the guidelines of HIPPA. Practitioners can rest assured that the new technology they use is developed for government health care laws.

  • April 13, 2018 /  Hospitals & Clinics

    Things get very exciting when you’re about to start your dream career in the field of dentistry. Apparently, having their own dental clinic tops the list of things that aspiring dentists in Chicago want to have right after graduation. It’s simply because practicing your profession is a lot easier if you do it your own way, and this includes the perks of being the boss.

    Like them, you probably want to get your career going down the same path. Although putting up your own dental clinic is easy as long as you have the funds for it, you have to know that putting up your own clinic takes a lot of preparation and responsibility. This entails thorough planning and construction so that your dental clinic will be designed the way you want it to.

    Probably the most difficult decision you need to make concerns the interiors of your clinic. The overall interior look of your dental clinic is important since many interior designers believe that it can affect the way your patients perceive their visit. Dentists pay more attention to their clinic’s interiors to provide their patients a relaxed and fun experience. Here are some tips that you might want to consider when it comes to your clinic’s interiors.

    The secret to making your patients feel good about your dental services is to provide them a comfortable environment. Know that most people, especially children, don’t really like dental visits. Many experts in dental construction Chicago suggest that you make use of neutral colors when it comes to your walls. Neutral colors can make the room exude a calm ambience and help to calm the nerves of anxious patients.

    When it comes to aesthetic decorations, it helps a lot that you express your fondness for the profession. Display dental books, illustrations, or dentistry-inspired artwork. Ask your dental contractors Chicago to help you choose the right ones but do remember to consider your personal preferences.

    It may sound a bit funny or unimportant, but know that aquariums are commonly suggested by Chicago medical construction companies. You can even find a lot of healthcare establishments that have aquariums in it. This is because they believe that watching the fish swim calms the nerves of anxious people. If you have patients with dental phobias, this could certainly help.

  • April 11, 2018 /  Medical & Therapy

    Who else really wants to remember their past lives? Are you curious about the REAL meaning of your life? Are you a true blue believer that past lives or reincarnation is REAL….and that we all have the power to access these memories with practice? Are you curious if THIS life bears the brunt of traumas, or experiences or even LOVE affairs with soulmates you’ve met in a previous existence? If you said yes, stay tuned while I reveal my FAVORITE way for tapping into the power of past lives from home!

    Can I REALLY learn how to remember past lives with practice?

    I say YES! As a matter of fact, I truly believe that each and every one of us has the power, and potential to recall many previous incarnations, simply through a combination of practice, intention, mediation and technology. You can also talk to a therapist and have a regression done, which is very effective….but expensive, and often unnecessary if you follow the below approach instead.

    What is my FAVORITE way to induce past life recall?

    Honestly? The MOST effective technique for me has been using guided meditations, subliminal messaging and hemi sync or binural beats for brain entrainment. (just a scientific way of explaining how to enter an altered state through the use of sound)

    Why is this a superior approach to therapy, drugs or hypnosis regression?

    First of all…it’s FASTER! You can literally have your first memories within a few short hours using nothing but focused intention, music or sound and all while sitting on your sofa! That makes it easier as well….and in MY opinion, the memories tend to be much more accurate too. Why? Because in my view, you can’t always TRUST the past lives you remember during regression, or during therapy, or even during a psychic reading as they are possibly being affected by suggestion.

    Experiences you have by yourself, when your mind is in a totally relaxed, open and hyper aware state…are ALWAYS more powerful, more realistic and more personally transformative to boot! (or at least if YOURS are anywhere as powerful as mine!)

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  • April 11, 2018 /  Medical & Therapy

    For years Dr Buttar has been changing lives. This well-known physician is willing to go the extra mile for his patients and they appreciate the effort. When someone has a life threatening illness, they can turn to Dr Buttar and his clinic for the help they need.

    Often people are at a loss as to what to do when they get a difficult diagnose. They are not sure where to turn. They want help and guidance but they aren’t sure where to find it. It is important to be proactive and find someone who offers information and help to walk through difficult times. This clinic is the answer for people from all walks of life. Many come from across the country or even the world to find the help they need. No one is ever disappointed when they have that first appointment with Dr Rashid Buttar. The clinic works with a variety of insurance companies and will make sure no one is ever turned away.

    It is really impressive that Dr Buttar is well loved by his clients because he has built his practice around offering the latest techniques and help for people. One of his specialties is working with children who have autism. He uses a variety of methods to offer healing and help. He will never decline anyone who is looking for answers. If he doesn’t know the answer he will find someone who does.

    One of the things he love to help people with is prevention. He knows that taking care of the body and being proactive can change the course of anyone’s life. He can help people change their life style and learn how to eat right. People with allergies and food problems will get that needed insight about how they can change in order to live a healthy life.

    The Doctor is proud of his clinic and what they have to offer. It has taken many years to build this type of medical care and hopefully in the future many more people will be able to come to Dr Rashid Buttar and his clinic and have positive changes.

    Anyone who wants to have the best medical care should take the time to check this out. People from all walks of lives come every day and find the help they have been seeking. They love the care and safe feeling they get once they enter the clinic. Just one phone call can get the ball rolling for anyone who needs help with a medical issue. No problem is too big or small for this caring Doctor and his clinic. Give it a try and see if it isn’t the right help for solving any medical problem that comes up. Remember, they care and are willing to go the extra mile to help.

  • April 11, 2018 /  Healthy

    Time and again we come across with free advices on good nutrition and healthy lifestyle by doctors, elders, teachers and even friends too. Unfortunately, these free advices taken for granted by majority of individuals. Truly speaking, unlike dozens of free advices, advices on healthy lifestyle are really helpful and require attentiveness. A healthy and good nutrition is the key to overall health. A nourishing diet and selection of right foods is essential for long life and healthy living. A balanced diet not just intensifies your bodys ability to recover but also boost individuals energy and strength. A healthy and fulfilling diet includes fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, grains and good fats.

    Leading a healthy lifestyle does not mean that to led a boring life i.e., to survive only on plain food and eateries. It is just that slough off such eateries as much as possible. You just need a determination to change our bad eating habits into good and healthy ones. A healthy lifestyle keeps our body strong, ward off degenerative diseases, superfluous energy and positive outlook. Indeed healthy lifestyle is a challenge for many of us but here are some tips that will ease your path to healthy living.

    Daily physical activity- Exerting on daily basis gives a positive impact on your life. Besides keeping your mind cool and healthy, physical activity is also a natural stress-reducer and also helps to lower anxiety.

    Healthy food choices- Undoubtedly, a healthy and well-balanced diet improves overall body functioning. One should avoid high-salt foods, fast foods, read meat, foodstuffs that are high in saturated fats, caffeine and fermented cheese and focus on healthy recipes.

    Including vitamins and minerals in food- Addition of appropriate amount of vitamins and minerals is essentially required in daily food. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables to get rid of the high sugar, processed foods.

    Surround yourself with optimistic and motivated people A strong support system is very crucial in life. Hence always try to be in the company of empowered and optimistic people as such individuals will boost your morale to achieve set goals and ambitions.

    Take a break A break from overly busy schedule is highly required for healthy living. Give yourself one day or a week break and enjoy the time off to the fullest with family, friends or with loved ones.

    Take healthy and timely sleep- Inadequate sleep can cause various problems like unnecessary stress, distraction, bipolar disorder, depression, high blood sugar level, fatigue, irritation, drowsiness and to name a few. So, in order to stay healthy, fit and fine one should add healthy sleeping schedules in his/her daily schedules.

    Apart from all the above-mentioned healthy lifestyle tips, one should also eat meals properly at set timings and be patient with oneself. On the whole, creating a healthy lifestyle is not a Herculean task rather it just require a dedication and commitment towards hale and hearty life.

  • April 9, 2018 /  Medical & Therapy

    There are many different fields of physical therapy which can assist with preventative care and health and wellness. Physical therapists specialize in different areas such as orthopedic, geriatric, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary, pediatric, health and wellness and other types of rehab therapy. A physical therapist does more than treat injuries and disabilities that result from illness. Physical therapy also involves research, patient education, counseling of patients, and developing new ways of using physical therapy, as well as developing treatment plans which are personalized for each patient.

    Physical injury and pain is common in all types of people which is the main reason physical therapy profession exists. However, physical therapists also take a sincere interest in the overall health and wellness of their patients which means they are capable of providing preventative care. So, if you are wondering how physical therapy can help you with preventative care here are a few reasons why you should seek physical therapy as early on as possible.

    See a Physical Therapist Regularly

    Just like you schedule a regular check-up with your physician as a preventative measure against illness, the same rule applies to physical therapy. You should schedule a regular check-up with a physical therapist to prevent pain and injury from becoming a chronic problem.

    A physical therapist can evaluate the status of your health through a detailed evaluation of muscular, skeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary, and other parts of your body. If the physical therapist finds a weakness they will recommend a personalized treatment plan. This prevents the problem from getting worse and requiring further treatment. Many people do not think about the option of seeing a physical therapist regularly because they think this type of rehab therapy is only for disability and injury.

    Prevent Surgical Treatment

    If a physical therapist detects a problem early on it can be treated with the proper rehabilitation plan and prevent you from having surgery as a result of allowing the problem to get worse. This is another reason why physical therapy is important for preventative care. Not only can it keep you mobile and healthy, it can also save you the expense of surgery and medications down the road. Additionally, it can bypass further health problems that can transpire as the result of having surgery. If the procedure is not performed properly the probability of having bigger complications following the surgery are quite good.

    Maintain Physical Strength

    As you age you lose muscle mass and if you do not engage in a maintenance program you can end up with a host of mobility problems. A physical therapist can design a treatment plan to help keep you moving and to strengthen your muscles and bones to help you live a high quality of life well into the later years of your life. If you start the maintenance program before you begin to experience problems you can head anything off before it has a chance to take hold of you.