Ophthalmology Access for Low-Income Families: Where We Are, Where We Should Be

Access to preventative ophthalmic care is not as widespread as it should be, particularly among lower-income communities. Recent statistics indicate that one out of every five children in the United States has vision problems. However, according to a 2016 report from Project HOPE, an international healthcare organization, children in less-affluent households are significantly less likely [...]

By |2019-07-08T20:43:36+00:00July 15th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Interesting Advancements in Ophthalmology

Recent advancements in ophthalmologic research have allowed for significant innovations in surgical procedures and care. Not all of these developments are yet FDA-approved, however, they do show promise to help patients retain their sight when confronted by vision-destroying diseases. Below, I highlight a few of the most interesting advancements in current ophthalmology research and practice.  [...]

By |2019-07-08T13:40:45+00:00July 8th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Integrated Care: A New Model for Pediatric Treatment

The cost of healthcare fragmentation is a steep one, both in cost and patient outcomes. When most laypeople plan for specialized care, they anticipate a straightforward process. If a patient has a heart condition, they can make an appointment with a local cardiologist; if they have a mental health concern, they can reach out to [...]

By |2019-02-06T21:18:38+00:00February 6th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Transformations in Veterinary Care Mirror Healthcare Specializations for Humans

Historically, most pet owners viewed the veterinarian’s office as a one-stop shop. Unlike human patients, who might see one specialist for their irregular heartbeat and another for their itching eyes, veterinary general practitioners were expected to handle the majority of pet health concerns in-house. Referrals were rare; visits to specialists were even fewer. Today, our [...]

By |2019-01-22T17:49:13+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Technology’s Role in Enhancing Senior Living Communities

When tech enthusiasts talk about senior care solutions, they tend to focus on the home. The lion's share of today's conversation centers on what communication apps and wearable technology can do to improve the experience of seniors who have decided to age in place. This focus is undoubtedly essential, given that 61% of seniors intend [...]

By |2018-12-10T15:42:42+00:00December 10th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Focusing on Physician Happiness Is a Good Investment

Physician burnout has become a major problem in the U.S. healthcare industry. New stories about doctors’ crushing workloads and emotional struggles are covered frequently in the media, illustrating the urgent need for workplace change. Most of the coverage focuses on the emotional impact of burnout on doctors and their patients. However, I would like to [...]

By |2018-09-17T18:07:28+00:00September 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Giving Price Transparency to Physicians, Not Patients, Is the Answer to Our Rising Healthcare Costs

A sense of resignation pervades the conversations about cost in the American healthcare sector. Cursory visits to a specialist's practice or a quick check-in at a local urgent care center can leave patients with a bill that counts into the hundreds or thousands — and yet, the vast majority of patients and providers grimly accept [...]

By |2018-08-28T15:15:57+00:00August 28th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Physician Experience and Investment Decisions

Successful investments may hinge on the search for areas of medicine where demand outstrips supply. Typically, deliberation over investment decisions takes place in conversations annotated with market research, disease prevalence statistics,  population numbers, and comparable transaction analysis. The conversation has a clear-cut quality to it, and the sheer weight of research in an investment memo [...]

By |2018-12-10T15:34:59+00:00July 27th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

How New Healthcare Models Are Revolutionizing Elder Care

By 2029, one in every five Americans will be over the age of sixty-five. Baby boomers are retiring in ever-greater waves, making it ever-more vital to find new and innovative models of care to support the increasing number of retirees through their golden years. The old mainstays of elder care — retirement homes, assisted-living communities, [...]

By |2018-07-10T19:53:59+00:00July 10th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments