Commentary

Our readers weigh in on a variety of clinical and regulatory issues that matter to physicians and their practice of medicine.

 

 

 

ACO Insider

Julian D. “Bo” Bobbitt Jr., JD  is head of the health law group at the Smith Anderson law firm in Raleigh, N.C. He is president of Value Health Partners, LLC, a health care strategic consulting company. He has years of experience assisting physicians form integrated delivery systems. He has spoken and written nationally to primary care physicians on the strategies and practicalities of forming or joining ACOs.


EHR Report

Chris Notte, MD, is a family physician and clinical informaticist for Abington (Pa.) Memorial Hospital. He is a partner in EHR Practice Consultants, a firm that aids physicians in adopting electronic health records. Neil Skolnik, MD, is professor of family and community medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, and associate director of the family medicine residency program at Abington (Pa.) Jefferson Health.


Law & Medicine

S.Y. Tan, MD, JD, is emeritus professor of medicine and former adjunct professor of law at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu.

 


 


Managing Your Practice

Joseph S. Eastern, MD, practices dermatology and dermatologic surgery in Belleville, N.J. He is the author of numerous articles on practice management issues as well as dermatology textbook chapters.

 

 


Mental Health Consult

Mental Health Consult is chaired by Lorenzo Norris, MD, medical director of psychiatric and behavioral services at George Washington University, Washington, and an expert panel that includes James L. Griffith, MD, chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and April Barbour, MD, MPH, director of the division of general internal medicine. 


Myth of the Month

Douglas S. Paauw, MD, is professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, and he serves as third-year medical student clerkship director at the University of Washington.


 


Pearl of the Month

Dr. Douglas S. Paauw is professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, and he serves as third-year medical student clerkship director at the University of Washington. Contact Dr. Paauw at dpaauw@uw.edu.

 


The Digital Doctor

Jeffrey Benabio, MD, is director of Healthcare Transformation and chief of dermatology at Kaiser Permanente San Diego.

 


 


What Matters

Jon O. Ebbert, MD, is professor of medicine, a general internist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.