Physician Essays

Physician Assisted Suicide

According to the opposing viewpoints database “Assisted suicide occurs when a physician provides a patient with the means of ending his or her life-usually a prescription for a fatal dose of drugs. The patient takes the drugs independently of the doctor.” Assisted Suicide (also known as physician assisted suicide) has been an issue that is becoming hot as scientists are getting the ability to prolong human life and find a new way to cure diseases previously not able to be…

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My Ambition a Doctor

A person without ambition in life is like a ship without a rudder.They also are like the travelers going a head without any destination.Such people lead an aimless life.The people who want success in life,first of all,determine their target.They select some definite target of their life and remain successful.Only having ambition is not enough.A person should also work hard to achieve his or her ambition. My ambition is to become a doctor or a physician.A doctor is always at the…

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Paper Based Versus Electronic Medical Record Keeping

For many years, physicians’ offices documented all data in paper-based medical charts. Now, the physician or clinician records the medical data into a computer. Information stored in this manner is known as an electronic-based medical record or EMR. By definition, an EMR is a computerized record of the important health information regarding a patient including the care of that individual and the progress of that patient’s condition (Bonewit-West, Hunt, & Applegate, 2009). The use of computers in physicians’ offices is…

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Any Given Friday

On any given Friday night any athlete could be injured. It is not wished upon any athlete but accidents happen. On a particular Friday our 17 year old athlete suffered an anterior cruciate ligament or ACL tear while playing football for his high school. The athlete was trying to make a quick cut and when he planted his left knee the ACL popped. The athlete himself was able to hear the pop it was so loud. Immediately the athlete went…

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Physician Payment Reform

1. The three goals of the Physician Payment Reform is to decrease medicare expenditures by promoting preventative care and preventing unnecessary hospital stays. The next goal is to Re-distribute physicians payments more equitably by ensuring that physicians receive a fair payment for services rendered. The last goal is to ensure quality health care at a reasonable rate. 2. Modifier -25 would be the appropriate choice, it is a separately indentifiable service that was provided by the same physician on the…

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My Professional Moral Compass

The code of ethics is an important part of the nursing foundation where nurses are directed to practice with compassion and respect for human dignity, responsibility, accountability, confidentiality and patient safety (ANA, 2012). Nurses are expected to follow this professional morals and values but also to practice their own personal standards as well. Values are one’s fundamental beliefs acquired from childhood through family and society. Morals are values that attribute to a system of beliefs. Ethics is the ability to…

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The Use of Traditional Medicine in the Caribbean

Traditional Medicine- Systems of medicine developed before the era of modern medicine, based on cultural beliefs and ancestral practices. Modern Medicine-Medicine as practiced by holders of M.D (medical doctor).Other terms includes: allopathic medicine; western medicine; mainstream medicine; orthodox medicine; regular medicine and biomedicine. Acupuncture- a medical treatment from China that involves putting sharp thin needles into the body at very specific points. Naturopathy- a system of medical treatment that treats illness by natural methods such as exercising and controlling the…

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Physician Assistant

I have come to a point in life that many people have not.  I have made a firm decision to recommit myself to pursuing my dreams.  While there are those who believe that with an ounce of luck and a ton of persistence anything can be accomplished, I believe that there is no reason to expend so much energy and rely on luck.  I believe in taking hold of my destiny and carving out a future for myself based on…

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Electronic Medical Records a Cure for Health Care Case Study

1.) Identify and describe the problem in this case. The problem in this case is medical record keeping. About 12 percent of healthcare spending goes towards medical recordkeeping. Medical records have been kept in files and folders, which causes difficulty in accessing and sharing information. This problem could be maintained with electronic medical systems. 2.) What people organization and technology factors are responsible for the difficulties in building electronic medical record systems? Explain your answer. Building an electronic medical record…

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My Ambition in Life

We are all familiar with the proverb ‘Hitch your wagon to a star.’ The logic behind it is simple. If we do not aspire for something great, we shall not strive for it and consequently lead a life of ignominy. The autobiographies of all great men reveal, that each of them very early in childhood had a dream, a vision of what they intended to do or become. This is distinctively apart from daydreaming, for in the words of William…

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Dream Job

I often wonder about my future as I am about to finish university. The number one question on my mind is which profession should I choose? It is very hard to make any definite choices, because I know they will affect me for the rest of my life. I want a profession that will satisfy me, challenge me, and bring me joy. I believe that a job should be like a hobby. I want to love my work, and know…

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Project Rationale

This project (Medical Records System with Mobile Support) was designed and developed to easily facilitates and monitors the patients records. This project will help the clinic to speed up the process of patient monitoring and searching patient’s records. This aims to solve the minor problems identified en every process encountered by the personnel-in-charge from monitoring and searching patient’s information. The developers have come up with a solution to make the clinic’s manual system easier. This will serve as a benefit…

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Visiting an American Doctor by British Tourists

L – doctor S – husband O – wife O: Good morning, Mr. Brown! I’m Samantha and this is my husband Richard Thompson. May we come in? L: Surely, but before all tell me are you private patients or you have an insurance? S: What insurance? I’ve never heard about it. L: Oh, don’t worry. It seems to me that you’re not Americans. Am I right? O: Yes, absolutely, we’re from Britain. Could you, please, explain us what’s the problem…

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Crescordia Company

Complication: Crescordia is at a crossroads, trying to decide whether or not to adopt the disposable fixation device. This question has come about due to their market share erosion, as the company currently does not offer a resorbable product line. Innostat offers a resorbable product (albeit, in the early stages of development) and gaining market share in both product lines. The decision of whether or not to enter the resorbables market now is a crucial question we should address. This…

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The Submittal of Claims

The submittal of claims to insurance companies requesting payment for medical services provided by a doctor to a patient is called the medical billing process. Ten steps make up the process: preregistration of patients; establishment of financial responsibility for the visit; checking patients in; checking patients out; the review of coding compliance; verifying billing compliance; the preparation and transmittal of claims; the monitoring of payer adjudication; generation of patient statements; and the follow-up of payments by the patients and the…

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