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The Best Career Advice for Physicians

Good advice — the kind that sticks with you and serves you well — is priceless. We asked physicians and clinical staff to share the best career-related guidance they ever received. Here's what they said.

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E&M codes are more complicated to learn, but psychiatrists can now deservedly get paid more for treating their more complicated patients or for engaging in time-consuming activities. Here: a focus on codes 99212 to 99215.

I had planned to make this month’s column about the best 10 advances in psychiatry during 2014. While some things changed for the better for our patients and their families—and our profession—I’ve been having a hard time with my list.

The case for training residents to conduct evaluations of impairments in patients with chronic mental health issues.

The manner in which a clinician enters the room and approaches and engages with an intercultural patient and family can either set off or relieve “culture shock.”

Standardized, quantifiable outcome measures exist for most major psychiatric disorders, yet they are rarely used in routine clinical practice. This article identifies the rationale for using psychiatric scales.

It seems to this psychiatrist that a significant cohort of his colleagues conduct their practices in what might best be described as an “underground economy”: a system of services and charges disconnected from the conventional constructs by which these activities are presumably measured.

Having just completed my first year as an attending physician, I realize that there is simply nothing that prepares you to be an attending—except being an attending.

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