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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.
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?
When No One Else Sees the Patient’s Problem
This doctor’s patient has all but lost her short-term memory. Unfortunately, the doctor seems to be the only one who sees it.
Determining Time Off for Medical Practice Staff
What is the right amount of time off to give medical practice staff? Is there such a thing as being too generous?
Letting Go of Diabetic Patients
What do you do with a consistently noncompliant diabetic patient? Read our blogger’s thoughts and share your opinions.
Striving for Balance as a Working Mom and Physician
Being a working parent means that, unfortunately, my kids and I both have to miss things that would enrich us both. How do others do it?
Pay-for-Performance in Endocrinology
How will pay-for-performance affect specialists who treat the more challenging patients? Our blogger shares her thoughts and concerns.
Balancing Patient Sympathy and Practice Policies
We continue to strive to provide good patient care, but there are only so many hours in a day, and patient tears won't make those hours multiply.
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