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Pros & Cons: Breaking Free from Burnout

andrisse Stanley Andrisse, PhD, MBA, has a remarkable story that has taken him from a prison cell to Johns Hopkins University. He knows firsthand the effects of burnout and how to overcome it. He shares his tips on avoiding burnout and how he achieves an ideal work/life balance, as well as his own amazing journey. Stanley Andrisse,...
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In Living Color: Extending Your Practice’s Reach Via Telehealth

The advent of smart phones has enabled patients to avoid lengthy travel and made languishing in waiting rooms a thing of the past as telehealth has become more and more common in endocrinology practices. Telehealth can help manage the kind of chronic conditions, such as hypothyroidism or diabetes, that are considered hallmarks of endocrinology. Such...
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Sharing & Caring: Endocrine Society Hosts Primary Care Collaboration Roundtable

primary care roundtable group shot The Endocrine Society last Wednesday hosted stakeholders representing each of the nation’s major primary care associations for a roundtable aimed at identifying the best ways to collaborate – sharing resources and supporting one another in order to improve patient care. Representatives from six medical associations – the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American...
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House Calls: Using “Telediabetes” to Improve Veterans’ Health

The telediabetes program used by the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System combines electronic consulting with ongoing telephone-based care. The results show that this form of healthcare could improve outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, especially in rural areas where endocrinologists are scarce. The number of endocrinologists continues to dwindle while rates of two of the...