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Melissa Young, MD

Melissa Young, MD

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.

 

 

 

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You might think a medical issue is widely understood, but for many patients, they won't know what you're talking about.

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This doctor is looking to make a switch on her telephone system at her practice. Weighing the pros and cons, she isn't sure how to proceed.

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As a solo physician, it's not easy to drop an insurance plan when you know that could have a negative impact on your patients.

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There are several redundant questions and processes when trying to obtain a prior authorization. It needs to be simplified.

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While it may seem trivial to some, the way doctors in private practice present themselves is an important part of the job.

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Medical association fees can add up into the thousands each year if you join more than a few. What do you get out of it?

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Sometimes it makes clinical and financial sense to purchase a medical device. Other times, it doesn't add up.

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Some patients are just not going to adhere to a physician's guidelines; is it fair to get penalized by CMS for that?

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The cost of running a medical practice is going up, but unlike other businesses, doctors have no power over what they are paid.

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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.

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