Practice Management More Than A Minute: The Downside To Pharmacy-Owned Clinics

More Than A Minute: The Downside To Pharmacy-Owned Clinics

A clinician examines the downside to "minute clinics" vs traditional primary care.

Type 2 Diabetes A Clinician's Plea for More Pragmatic Clinical Trials in Diabetes

A Clinician's Plea for More Pragmatic Clinical Trials in Diabetes

Studies designed to address real-world challenges can potentially lead to both better-informed clinical decision making and improved outcomes.

Practice Management Writing a Prescription for Compassion

Writing a Prescription for Compassion

One clinician proposes that pharmaceutical companies turn their attention to developing a compassion pill -- for fellow clinicians.

Type 2 Diabetes Using Analogies in Endocrinology to Better Care for Patients

Using Analogies in Endocrinology to Better Care for Patients

An endocrinologist discusses the value of using everyday analogies to explain diabetes management issues to his patients.

Obesity Fitbit Pitfalls: Electronic Tracking Devices May Not Provide Increased Weight Loss Benefits

Fitbit Pitfalls: Electronic Tracking Devices May Not Provide Increased Weight Loss Benefits

Calorie tracker apps are often superior to fitness apps when it comes to increasing weight loss.

Practice Management ACA: Don't Hold Your Breath for Meaningful Health Care Reform

ACA: Don't Hold Your Breath for Meaningful Health Care Reform

One clinician reflects on the effects of "managed care" on the health care system.

General Endocrinology Uncertainty in Medicine: An Endocrinologist's Perspective

Uncertainty in Medicine: An Endocrinologist's Perspective

The role of uncertainty in clinical practice, and its implications for physicians, is thoughtfully examined by an endocrinologist in this opinion piece.

Obesity Redefining Obesity: An Interview With Jeffrey Mechanick, MD

Redefining Obesity: An Interview With Jeffrey Mechanick, MD

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology are seeking to eliminate the stigma surrounding the term "obesity" and clarify information about obesity as a disease state.

Diabetes How Can We Use the "Wow" Factor to Improve Patient Care?

How Can We Use the "Wow" Factor to Improve Patient Care?

The natural curiosity provoked by looking at research and clinical care with a sense of wonder may help us find new ways to deal with old problems.

Practice Management Q&A: Maximizing Revenues and Preparing for Payor Changes

Q&A: Maximizing Revenues and Preparing for Payor Changes

Keeping abreast of changing payment models and regulations is key to maximizing your practice's finances.

Practice Management A Physician's Perspective on Opting Out of Medicare

A Physician's Perspective on Opting Out of Medicare

Katherine A. Roberts, MD, FACE, ECNU, discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.

Type 2 Diabetes VARIATION Study: Investigator Insights

VARIATION Study: Investigator Insights

Harpreet Bajaj, MD, MPH, ECNU, FACE, offers perspective on his study of various insulin regimens in type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Optimal Diabetes Management: What's Stopping Your Patients?

Optimal Diabetes Management: What's Stopping Your Patients?

In addition to financial and time barriers, patients encounter an array of problems that interfere with their achieving optimal control of their diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Lifestyle Changes: Great Intentions...

Lifestyle Changes: Great Intentions...

Several strategies may help patients incorporate lifestyle changes into their daily lives.

Diabetes Technology The 'Artificial Pancreas' Has Arrived

The 'Artificial Pancreas' Has Arrived

FDA approval of the first closed-loop insulin delivery system is exciting for both physicians and patients. What does this mean for the future?

Practice Management The Future of Diabetes: Academic and Community Physicians

The Future of Diabetes: Academic and Community Physicians

How can we encourage academic and community physicians to fill gaps in health care?

Diabetes How Do We Use Technology for Diabetes Management?

How Do We Use Technology for Diabetes Management?

Edward C. Chao, DO, highlights important considerations for developing technology for diabetes management.

Practice Management When HIPAA Does Not Apply: Privacy Considerations for Health Care Products and Services

When HIPAA Does Not Apply: Privacy Considerations for Health Care Products and Services

Often, patients as consumers may not be aware that the products they are using for diabetes care are not protected by HIPAA.

Type 2 Diabetes Implementing Diabetes Self-Management Education in Type 2 Diabetes

Implementing Diabetes Self-Management Education in Type 2 Diabetes

Joan K. Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDE, describes a joint position statement regarding implementation of diabetes self-management education.

AADE 2016 Tackling the Obesity Epidemic

Tackling the Obesity Epidemic

Diabetes educators can help patients with obesity achieve long-term weight loss and prevent gaining it back.

AADE 2016 Care Coordinators: A New Role for Diabetes Educators

Care Coordinators: A New Role for Diabetes Educators

The Holy Grail of health care is delivery of quality care at a reduced cost. But what exactly is quality care? How do we really know we are cutting costs?

AADE 2016 The Need for Change in the Health Care Environment

The Need for Change in the Health Care Environment

Joan K. Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDE, FAADE, offers her perspective on the current state of health care and what needs to change.

AADE 2016 AADE16: Embracing and Celebrating Change in Diabetes Education

AADE16: Embracing and Celebrating Change in Diabetes Education

Joan K. Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDE, discusses the theme of this year's annual meeting of the Association of Diabetes Educators.

Diabetes Putting the Pedal to the Metal: Igniting and Sustaining Adherence

Putting the Pedal to the Metal: Igniting and Sustaining Adherence

What tools or techniques can we offer our patients to facilitate starting and sustaining adherence?

Type 2 Diabetes Preventing Diabetes and Complications: What Are the Challenges?

Preventing Diabetes and Complications: What Are the Challenges?

A change in how patients and physicians view diabetes may is necessary for preventing the disease and its complications.

Diabetes Closing the Gap: Can Our Toughest Patients Be Our Greatest Teachers?

Closing the Gap: Can Our Toughest Patients Be Our Greatest Teachers?

Sometimes the most frustrating patients, the so-called "non-adherent" ones, can teach us how to improve diabetes care.

Practice Management Many Episodes of Workplace Violence Underreported or Ignored

Many Episodes of Workplace Violence Underreported or Ignored

Data show that only 26% of physicians and 30% of nurses report episodes of workplace violence.

Type 2 Diabetes SGLT2 Inhibitors: A Class Effect?

SGLT2 Inhibitors: A Class Effect?

Data on cardiovascular benefits as well as adverse effects have thrust this class of diabetes drugs into the spotlight.

Type 2 Diabetes Minding the Gap: From Idea to Innovation in Diabetes

Minding the Gap: From Idea to Innovation in Diabetes

Researchers and clinicians must work to adopt strategies to integrate findings from clinical research into patient care.

Practice Management The Era of Wearable Medical Devices and mHealth: Protecting Patients and Providers

The Era of Wearable Medical Devices and mHealth: Protecting Patients and Providers

The explosion of technological advances in the medical field poses challenges, including cybersecurity and potentially new malpractice claims.

Diabetes Education Conversation Map Program Facilitates Diabetes Education Worldwide

Conversation Map Program Facilitates Diabetes Education Worldwide

The Conversation Map tools help incorporate guidelines to help clinicians individualize diabetes management.

Diabetes Education Increased Utilization of Diabetes Self-Management Education Is Necessary

Increased Utilization of Diabetes Self-Management Education Is Necessary

Diabetes self-management education is an important aspect of diabetes care, and clinicians need to increase its use.

Diabetes Education Flourishing with Diabetes

Flourishing with Diabetes

Focusing on what the patient does right is most beneficial in diabetes management.

AADE 2015 Joint Position Statement Addresses Importance of DSME

Joint Position Statement Addresses Importance of DSME

AADE, ADA and AND released position statement on when a patient should be referred for diabetes self-management education.

AADE 2015 Does Self-Management Education Improve Glycemic Control in Diabetes?

Does Self-Management Education Improve Glycemic Control in Diabetes?

A systematic review of evidence may help answer question of whether DSME benefits patients with diabetes.

Androgen and Reproductive Disorders Bioidentical Hormones: Why Is There Controversy and How Do You Stay Safe?

Bioidentical Hormones: Why Is There Controversy and How Do You Stay Safe?

Women seeking relief from menopausal symptoms must be aware of the risks, benefits of different treatment options.

AADE 2015 National Diabetes Prevention Program Offers Model for Combating Diabetes Epidemic

National Diabetes Prevention Program Offers Model for Combating Diabetes Epidemic

Ann Albright, RD, PhD, of the CDC, discusses components of the National DPP.

AADE 2015 How to Use Connected Health Technology to Improve Care

How to Use Connected Health Technology to Improve Care

Embracing new technologies can revolutionize health care and help engage patients in their own care.

AADE 2015 Engaging Diabetes Patients Through Technology

Engaging Diabetes Patients Through Technology

Using technology to engage patients with diabetes is important in the changing landscape of health information.

Diabetes Reviewing Reports of Ketoacidosis With SGLT2 Inhibitors

Reviewing Reports of Ketoacidosis With SGLT2 Inhibitors

Jennifer N. Clements, PharmD, BPCS, CDE, BCACP, reviews some details of the reports of ketocacidosis with the use of SGLT2 inhibitors.

Opinion Mortality Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

Mortality Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

One study demonstrating increased mortality among patients with type 1 diabetes implicates the importance of glycemic control.

Type 2 Diabetes Pramlintide: Where Does It Fit into Diabetes Care?

Pramlintide: Where Does It Fit into Diabetes Care?

Reflections on the drug may raise questions about when to use pramlintide in diabetes.

Obesity Policymaking and the Obesity Epidemic: Giving Up Power to Build Power

Policymaking and the Obesity Epidemic: Giving Up Power to Build Power

Rajiv Narayan, MSc, offers his thoughts on the special series on obesity published in The Lancet and what changes are necessary to fight the disease.

Obesity Liraglutide as Saxenda for Obesity

Liraglutide as Saxenda for Obesity

Jennifer N. Clements, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, BCACP, discusses the pros and cons of liraglutide as a new therapy for weight management.

Obesity 4 Questions to Consider When Treating Obesity

4 Questions to Consider When Treating Obesity

Clinicians should bear some concerns in mind when following the Endocrine Society's recommendations on pharmacological management of obesity.

Thyroid Providing Optimal Care for Patients With Thyroid Nodules

Providing Optimal Care for Patients With Thyroid Nodules

Richard T. Kloos, MD, discusses new technologies and methods for diagnosis of thyroid nodules.

Obesity Reflections on Obesity Week 2014: What to Look for Next Year

Reflections on Obesity Week 2014: What to Look for Next Year

Rajiv Narayan, MSc, discusses the top 10 abstracts presented at Obesity Week 2014.

Type 2 Diabetes Acarbose May Pose Higher Cardiovascular Risk Than Metformin

Acarbose May Pose Higher Cardiovascular Risk Than Metformin

Robert W Lash, MD, of the Endocrine Society, finds this study interesting and useful, but not a stinging indictment of acarbose.

Type 2 Diabetes New Year, New Recommendations for Diabetes Care

New Year, New Recommendations for Diabetes Care

A new ADA and EASD position statement along with the ADA's revised Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes have surprising updates.

Thyroid What You Should Know About Iodine Nutrition: 6 Common Patient Misperceptions

What You Should Know About Iodine Nutrition: 6 Common Patient Misperceptions

Adequate iodine nutrition is essential for production of thyroid hormones, but many patients harbor misperceptions about iodine intake.

Type 2 Diabetes Considering Qsymia for Obese Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Considering Qsymia for Obese Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Evidence shows that the maximum dose of Qsymia is effective for obese patients with type 2 diabetes, but clinicians should still consider all factors.

Practice Management Congress Must Act to Protect Biomedical Research

Congress Must Act to Protect Biomedical Research

The Endocrine Society is urging Congress to address shrinking federal budgets that may hinder groundbreaking medical research.

Pediatric Endocrinology Intense Training and Endocrine Disorders in Young Female Athletes

Intense Training and Endocrine Disorders in Young Female Athletes

Young female athletes my experience endocrine disorders, including menstrual problems and difficulty with bone mass, due to intense training.

Thyroid Benign Thyroid Nodules: When Should Repeat Evaluation Be Performed?

Benign Thyroid Nodules: When Should Repeat Evaluation Be Performed?

Kenneth D. Burman, MD, discusses one study suggesting that the optimal time for repeat evaluation of benign thyroid nodules is 2 to 4 years.

Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Delving Deeper Into Lipids for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Delving Deeper Into Lipids for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

The first step in reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease is for health care professionals to get a full understanding of a patient's risk.

Androgen and Reproductive Disorders Let's Talk About It: Menopause

Let's Talk About It: Menopause

The Menopause Map facilitates discussion between patients and providers on the "menopause journey."

Pediatric Endocrinology Is Growth Hormone Use Really Rising Among Teens?

Is Growth Hormone Use Really Rising Among Teens?

Study showing increased GH use among teens may have inherent flaws.

Type 2 Diabetes Education Can Diminish Blow of Diabetes Diagnosis

Education Can Diminish Blow of Diabetes Diagnosis

Help patients direct their energy into positive behaviors to manage their diabetes.

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