Rebecca Fox, MD

Rebecca Fox, MD

Rebecca Fox, MD is the co-owner of a pediatric practice in Northern Virginia. She completed undergraduate and medical education at the University of Kansas and did her pediatric residency at Cornel Medical College.  Fox is interested in yoga, German Shepherd dogs, and is a fiber artist (weaving, knitting and handspinning) who regularly publishes in various weaving magazines.  E-mail her here.

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The release of Medicare payments to physicians is just another step toward greater financial accountability for all physicians, no matter who reimburses your practice.

Traditionally, physicians do not charge each other for medical care. Unfortunately, this belief does not seem to be well understood by all doctors.

As a physician, I will be the champion for the ICD-10 transition and keep staff calm. But even I have some serious reservations about what lies ahead.

From learning about ICD-10 to having more patience with difficult patients, here is one physician's list of resolutions for this year.

Seamless care of patients requires good collaboration between medical care locations.

Staff members with compelling life difficulties can derail your practice goals. Just make sure that you don't let your compassion cloud your better business judgment.

My fellow physicians, we are a really smart group of people that have not received the proper instruction for the business world.

Drug-seeking behavior has evolved into patients wanting new medications for older ones they've self-prescribed or demanding medications I don't feel they need.

Addressing patients who arrive late is one thing, but when members of your medical practice staff, including physicians, are tardy, it's time to take action

Patients who show up late, or not at all, can cause major problems at your medical practice. Here's how to address the issue and prevent future instances.


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