Behavioral Health

I Went Into Healthcare to Treat a Person, Not a Disease

August 27, 2019

Dr. William Cooke, Facility Medical Director (FMD), at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana, part of the LifePoint Group, saw a problem in his community about 15 years ago. In 2004, he opened a medical office in neighboring Austin, Indiana, called Foundations Family Medicine. Prior to this clinic, there had not been accessible healthcare in...

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 5: TeleBehavioral Health

May 30, 2019

Listen in on conversations with leading clinicians across the country that cover all the things they don’t teach you in residency in our new podcast Beyond Clinical Medicine. What is TeleBehavioral Health and how can it impact patient care? In episode 5, Dr. Strauss speaks with Dr. James Horst, DO, FACN, National Medical Director of...

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Suicide Prevention and Awareness

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The Importance of Maintaining Mental Well-Being

By Janice Rice, DO, Facility Medical Director, Emergency Medicine, Southwest General Brunswick   May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to prioritize mental well-being. Throughout the month, we fight the stigma of mental illness, provide resources for those in crisis and share education on this vital topic. Prioritizing Your Mental Wellness It’s no secret...

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World Mental Health Day 2021

This year, World Mental Health Day could not have come at a more crucial time. Anyone with even a casual interest in current affairs can’t escape the headlines around mental health issues.

Breaking the Stigma to Prevent Clinician Suicide

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Depression Screenings: Taking “Universal Precautions” Against Depression

By Richard Juman, PsyD, Director of Behavioral Health Policy and Regulations, Co-Chair, Clinician Resiliency Core Group   As National Depression Screening Day approaches on October 7, it’s important to highlight the value of identifying depression. Both the World Health Organization and the United Nations Health Agency report that depression, on its own, is a leading...

Sustaining Resilience in the Ongoing Pandemic

If, during the dark pandemic winter of 2020 and 2021, someone had told you an effective COVID-19 vaccine would be developed but the pandemic would continue to rage, how would you have reacted? What if they told you it was because tens of millions of Americans refused to get vaccinated?

Daily Ways to Cope with Stress

By Richard Juman, PsyD, Director, TeamHealth Behavioral Health Policy and Regulations, Co-Chair, Clinician Resiliency Core Group Earlier this month, we talked about how coming out of the pandemic will shift how we think about mental well-being and the ways that we will continue to grapple with the ongoing mental health effects of COVID-19. Now, we...

Coming Out of COVID: The Stress of Beginning to Return to Normalcy

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Beyond Clinical Medicine: Effective Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Options

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By Hamilton Lempert, MD, TeamHealth Chief Medical Officer, Coding Policy The healthcare community continues to learn new information about COVID-19 and its impacts, making the important role of clinical documentation as valuable as ever. As always, to bill for the clinical services provided, clinicians must perform and document a History, Physical Exam and Medical Decision-Making...

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By Randal L. Dabbs, MD, FACEP, FAAFP, TeamHealth Co-Founder, President, Practice Development, and Executive Sponsor, TeamHealth Substance Use Work Group Oh no! I gave too many, or too strong, or too soon, or for too long! But the patient is still in pain; can’t tolerate NSAIDS; toradol doesn’t help. I feel guilty that I only...

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Submit Your Story for Doctors’ Day 2020

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