Doctors vs Insurance CEOs: A Tale of Two Surveys

By Erik Goldman, Editor in Chief

DoctorDollar 1According to a recent survey by Merritt Hawkins, one of the nation’s largest physician recruiting agencies, the demand for family medicine continues to surge, and this is putting a little more money into family physicians’ pockets.

But even with a 17% pay raise over the last two years, family physicians are very far from the top of the medical pay scale.

The survey, based on salary data from nearly 3,300 physician search assignments handled by the agency, tells some hard truths about the country’s healthcare priorities.

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Susan Blum, MD: Actualizing “Food as Medicine” in Real-World Practice

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Food is medicine: It’s easy to say. To make it work in a modern medical practice is not quite so simple.

"Dr. Susan Blum is a leader in applying the principles of functional medicine to the care of people with autoimmune diseases. The Blum Center for Health, her thriving clinic in Rye Brook, NY, is a prime example of a new practice model that supports a truly holistic approach.

In this video, from the Heal Thy Practice 2014 conference, Dr. Blum gives an inside "nuts & bolts" look at her practice and shares key lessons she learned along the way.

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