Hitting A Nerve

Hitting A Nerve

Providing ambivalent medical advice

A large part of what we do is guide people through an often-confusing maze of test results and treatment options. I respect a patients’ right to...

Hitting A Nerve

The perplexing phantom appointment

Dr. Allan Block speculates about the origins of phantom appointments – the patient visits that are nowhere on your schedule but are claimed to...

Hitting A Nerve

Billing audits: The bane of a small practice

In a small solo practice, dealing with a billing audit means that someone has to let phones go to voicemail, dictations get delayed, and other...

Hitting A Nerve

The registered letter runaround

Registered letters are a necessary expense and chore for solo neurologist Allan M. Block when patients won’t answer phone calls or normal mail...

Hitting A Nerve

Prescribing drugs outside your specialty

In his “Hitting a Nerve” column, Dr. Allan M. Block says he wouldn’t expect internists to continue medications that he started prescribing because...

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