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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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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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While there may be a benefit to pharmaceutical companies advertising to consumers directly, this doctor sees too many problems with it.

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Dr. Melissa Young talks about the moral dilemma that doctors face when they have to receive care, perhaps from someone they know.

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One doctor commiserates on the fact that drugs can be incredibly expensive, forcing her patients to choose between medications and paying rent.

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What happens when you are subpoenaed as a witness when you are a solo practice? A lost day is tough to swallow.

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