Neurologists today face a myriad of new and changing clinical and technical issues every day. Sometimes it is hard to stay up to date. This winter we posted a number of articles highlighting these kinds of everyday issues. The posts listed below include information on the latest clinical research, how to enhance your practice using mobile health apps, and negotiating with insurance companies. Give them a few minutes and consider yourself caught-up, for today at least.
The placebo effect is nothing new, but it can still come as a surprise when it is sizable enough to change treatment decisions. This is what happened when research study showed that prevention of pediatric migraines with placebo was as effective as amitriptyline or topiramate. READ MORE >
How often has a patient come in and asked you about something they read on the internet? Every week? Every day? Whether you like it or not, patients are exposed to headline “Science” everyday, and that puts you in a position to help them make sense of it. There are some easy ways you can do this. READ MORE >
Neurologist Jaime M. Hatcher-Martin, MD, PhD, is part of a new generation of neurologists embracing mobile technology. She has spoken on the subject at the annual AAN meeting and taken part in health initiatives with Apple. Find out how she uses mobile health technology both in the room with her patients and outside of it. READ MORE >
It seems that every few years, a new virus gets its grip on the U.S. Many of these have neurological complications. Are you up-to-date on neurological sequelae of infectious diseases like West Nile virus and enterovirus? This was a topic of several sessions at the most recent meeting of the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. READ MORE >
Are you at a point in your practice where you are thinking about dropping an insurance carrier? Before you go through that painful process, consider negotiating with your carrier for higher reimbursement. Neurologist Brad Klein says sometimes it’s as simple as just asking. Even when it takes a bit more effort, it can be well worth it. READ MORE >