Melissa Young, MD, FACE, FACP, is an endocrinologist in private practice, an assistant clinical professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a working suburban mother of two in Freehold, N.J.
Looking Back on Switching to Private Practice
Seven years ago, this doctor made a decision to go from being an employed physician to owning her own practice. She looks back at what's happened since.
The Problems with Direct-to-Consumer Pharma Advertising
While there may be a benefit to pharmaceutical companies advertising to consumers directly, this doctor sees too many problems with it.
When Doctors Have to See Other Doctors
Dr. Melissa Young talks about the moral dilemma that doctors face when they have to receive care, perhaps from someone they know.
The Frustratingly High Cost of Medication
One doctor commiserates on the fact that drugs can be incredibly expensive, forcing her patients to choose between medications and paying rent.
Being Called to Court as a Solo Practitioner
What happens when you are subpoenaed as a witness when you are a solo practice? A lost day is tough to swallow.
Does Your Medical Practice Have a Contingency Plan?
Given that a majority of practices use digital health records, a simple power outage can have grave consequences.
Longing for a Simpler Time in Medicine
This MD misses the day when the decisions in care were made by her — the doctor — and the patients. Today, the insurance company has a say.
The Stress of the Holidays for Physicians
Everyone is at least a little stressed during the holidays. Physicians are no exception to the rule.
Going Solo: One Physician’s Success Story
One doctor is finding success in a seemingly rare place in healthcare: As someone who became a solo doc. She explains how in this blog.
ICD-10: Nightmare or Non-event?
Has the onslaught of humorous social media posts about ICD-10 been more eventful than the actual coding transition itself?
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