Arif Ahmad, MD, FACS, FRCS, relies on surgical experience, high standards of care and empathy for patients to lead the John T. Mather Memorial Hospital’s Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is building a new service line that will cater to the healthcare needs of women at every stage of life across a variety of specialties. Underpinning this effort is one key idea: The primary care physician should be every woman’s partner in prevention, as well as her point of entry to specialty care.
Medical care collaboration may be particularly important within pediatrics due to the inherent dependence of children on their caretakers. In this vein, pediatric care can be further complicated by the increased likelihood that the patient may be unable to communicate symptoms due to his or her age while also being prone to frequent injury or illness. For this reason, it is important to consider how the child’s pediatrician and urgent care center providers collaborate to deliver care.
Informed consent is required for all invasive medical procedures. This includes procedures and medications involving the skin surface. Imperfect outcomes will occur, and measures are needed to reduce the incidence of legal problems.
From total joint arthroplasty to state-of-the-art regenerative medicine, arthroscopic surgery and endoscopic surgery, the NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation offers innovative solutions for acute sports injuries, as well as bone and joint conditions.
The next President of the United States takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017. Although who shall prevail in the general election is anyone’s guess, the conventional wisdom is each party’s current frontrunners will be their eventual nominee. Assuming this holds true, employers would do well to understand the employment law platforms of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Leading-edge diagnostic capabilities, surgical and nonsurgical technologies, expert staff, and an affiliation with one of the world’s finest orthopedic surgery centers distinguish New York Spine Institute as a tri-state leader in spine care.
Defending the radiologist in a medical malpractice case poses unique challenges. The plaintiff’s attorney has the benefit of later-stage imaging and the patient’s presumably bad outcome, both of which will be used to persuade a jury that some abnormality on earlier imaging scans conducted on the same location was missed.
South Nassau Communities Hospital has been at the forefront of local urologic care for nearly 40 years. While the modalities for diagnosing and treating urologic conditions have evolved throughout the decades, the hospital has continually stayed abreast of new techniques and technologies.
As an accredited Comprehensive Center for bariatric surgery, the Weight Loss Surgery Center at St. Charles Hospital combines the most effective surgical techniques with a focus on patient-centered care to achieve long-term results with minimal short-term risk.
In what appears to be a trend at the federal, state and local levels, New York is pushing forward with laws relating to pay equality and paid family leave. In particular, the state government has put forth two initiatives — the Achieve Pay Equity bill and statewide paid family leave.
In nursing homes, inclusive of sub-acute and long-term care facilities, the attending physician is typically responsible for overall medical care, treatment and management of his/her assigned patients.
From the heart of Long Island, Good Samaritan Hospital redefines community-based cardiac care, delivering a full-service heart program, on-site providers from one of the nation’s top cardiology teams and a clear focus on improving patient outcomes.
Cardiologists are often consulted to render preoperative clearance to ensure the proposed surgery is safe in light of a given patient’s comorbidities. Like any evaluation, it is essential that the cardiologist carefully document the substance of the encounter.
From nuanced, millimeters-deep vascular surgery to lifesaving endovascular repair of major arteries, physicians at St. Catherine of Siena offer state-of-the-art techniques in a community environment, close to patients’ homes and workplaces.
This column frequently focuses on employment issues challenging human resources and in-house legal staff. In operating a hospital, it is natural to take for granted the intent to care for and accommodate patients, regardless of disability. However, best intentions are not enough to comply with the law.