How Much Love is Too Much Love? A Dialogue on Coercive Relationships

Many  medical symptoms – such as headaches, fatigue, and stomach pain – are from coercive control, a strategy some individuals use to control their intimate partners. Providers might prescribe medication, tests, and referrals to specialists for a problem that’s occurring at home. Often, the patient doesn’t even realize their relationship is the cause of their ailments. Of course, being controlled by …

Be Still My Beating Heart: The Truth About Heart Attacks, The Media, and Women

This Post Was Written By Victoria Palmatier. There’s a lot of white noise out there about heart attacks. Everyone knows that classic scene in the movies–usually at the peak of chaos –where the man dramatically clutches his chest, looks at the camera with wide eyes, and falls over as the screen goes dark, before he wakes up in a hospital bed. Perhaps …

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Beleaguered by Electronic Record Mandates, Some Doctors Burning Out

The original article can be found here, and was written by John Russell for the Chicago Tribune on December 12, 2015. When Dr. Niva Lubin-Johnson sees her last patient of the day, she knows it’s not quitting time. Not even close. She’ll often stay in her Chatham medical office on the South Side another two hours, updating patient records with their relevant …

HEALTH CARE IT NEWS: AMA Presses CMS for Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption

The original article appears here, and was written by Mike Miliard for Healthcare IT News on October 5, 2015. ‘CMS has left physicians without any guidance or assurances that they will be capably of meeting program requirements.’ In the continued absence of a meaningul use final rule, physicians have been left hanging, according to the American Medical Association, which is …

CAPE COD TIMES: Boticelli: “Treat Addiction Early and Often”

The original article can be found here, and was written by KC Meyers for the Cape Cod Times on April 9, 2015 State eyeing better insurance for addicts WALTHAM — The health care system became the perfect environment for overprescribing of opiates, doctors explained at the Massachusetts Medical Association’s public health leadership forum Wednesday. Not enough time with patients, not enough insurance …

MASS LIVE: People in Business- Katherine Johnson Atkinson, MD, of Atkinson Family Practice

The original article can be found here, and was written by The Republican Business Desk for Mass Live on April 9, 2015 Boston – Kami Phillips, MD, president of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians (MassAFP) has announced that Katherine Johnson Atkinson, MD is the recipient of the 2015 Family Medicine Educator of the Year award in recognition of her exemplary …

MASS. MED. SOCIETY: Amhersy Physician is Honored by Hampshire District Medical Society as 2013 Community Clinician of the Year

This press release from Massachusetts Medical Society was written by Richard P. Gulla (email: rgulla@mms.org or 781-434-7101), and the original release can be found here. Waltham – April 30 – Amherst physician and resident Katherine J. Atkinson, M.D. has been honored by her peers as the 2013 Community Clinician of the Year of the Hampshire District Medical Society, an award …

AMERICAN MEDICAL NEWS: Influx of Newly Insured a Prompt for Practices to Rethink Patient Flow

This article originally appeared on the American Medical News‘ blog, written by Victoria Stagg Elliott, and can be found here. It’s expected that practices are going to have to spend more time with patients who have put off care for years. The crunch that physician practices, especially those in primary care, are likely to feel once the insurance mandate of the Affordable …

BOSTON’s NPR, WBUR: Life is Tough(er) for Doctors in Massachusetts

This segment originally aired in 2010 on 90.9 WBUR. Listen here! A new report says life for doctors in Massachusetts is tougher than that of their colleagues practicing elsewhere in the country. The Massachusetts Medical Society based its report on several factors that affect the work environment for physicians here, including the rising cost of malpractice premiums, an aging work …