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Andrew J Schuman, MD, FAAP
Dr Schuman, section editor for Peds v2.0, is clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, New Hampshire, and editorial advisory board member of Contemporary Pediatrics.
Safety first: How to avoid missteps when prescribing medications
Medication errors are all too common in pediatric practice, whether in the hospital, home, or office. Here’s helpful advice how to avoid the hazards of pediatric prescribing and medication missteps.
Restore “honest” medicine
It seems that our healthcare system is overdue for an integrity/honesty overhaul. Let’s review how we can begin the process of restoration at the practice and healthcare system levels.
Pediatric office paper chase: Revisited!
This article will present an overview of the technology involved in scanning documents, reviewing documents, and signing documents, and provide some tips on how to expedite your document workflow.
Pediatrician compensation: Are you earning enough?
Readers of Contemporary Pediatrics will be pleased to know that according to Merritt-Hawkins, one of the nation’s leading physician search firms, the average starting salary offered to recruit pediatricians rose from $195,000 in 2015 to $224,000 in 2016, a 15% increase. You may be curious how your current compensation as well as your compensation model compares with that of your colleagues. More importantly, there may be ways for you to earn more—or avoid a painful pay cut if your patient visits are dwindling.
Upgrade office triage to expedite care
This article describes how a mobile application, a “web widget,” and an office triage support tool can expedite and improve your existing office triage capabilities.
MOC: A view from the trenches
One physician says the time to protest MOC mandates is now.
POC influenza testing: State of the art
With the introduction of point-of-care (POC) molecular assays, pediatricians can diagnosis influenza A and B during the office visit with sensitivity and specificity comparable to reference assays.
Watercooler wisdom: Patient satisfaction
My clinic is restructuring its physician compensation model, which has led to much consternation among my colleagues.
MOC reform: One year later
It’s been over a year since the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) announced its intentions to overhaul the maintenance of certification (MOC) process. In this reportorial article, Dr. Andrew Schuman brings you up-to-date with current MOC requirements and the changes likely to occur over the next year.
Disruptive technology and pediatric practice
Every few years I like to speculate about the future of medical technology as well as the future of pediatric practice. Both, you see, are very much intertwined, and in my view the future of pediatric practice looks very good indeed.