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Beyond Clinical Medicine: Effective Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Options

February 11, 2021

Opioid misuse and addiction have devastating consequences for our communities. It is a serious national crisis, and caring for patients with substance use disorder is one of the greatest challenges of any emergency clinician. In this episode of Beyond Clinical Medicine, Dr. Randal Dabbs, TeamHealth Co-Founder, President of Practice Development and Chair of the TeamHealth Substance Use...

United States Emergency Departments: Safe, Staffed and Ready to Help

August 20, 2020

By Heather Owen, MD, TeamHealth Chief Clinical Officer of Emergency Medicine Emergency departments across the United States have experienced unprecedented challenges in navigating COVID-19. In the midst of this global pandemic, hospital emergency physicians and leaders have taken unprecedented steps to ensure that local emergency departments are safe, staffed, and ready to treat sudden or...

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Happy National PA Week

By Randal L. Dabbs, MD, FACEP, FAAFP, TeamHealth Co-Founder, President, Practice Development, and Executive Sponsor of the Advanced Practice Clinician Council   As we mark National PA Week, Oct. 6-12, I would like to extend my gratitude to the more than 2,200 TeamHealth physician assistants (PAs) who dedicate themselves to improving patient care every day. Thank you, PAs...

Human Trafficking Intervention in Healthcare

Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing illicit industries in the world. It is a pervasive crime committed in all zip codes, which is why it is vital to be aware of signs and strategies to help survivors. In a previous blog post, we covered how to recognize the signs a patient may be a...

It’s Safe to go to the Emergency Room

The COVID-19 pandemic changed life for all of us, and it also significantly changed healthcare. For patients, it created a new atmosphere of fear and worry. A trip to the emergency room is always scary, but the pandemic heightened these fears. Many patients began putting off essential care because they were afraid to contract COVID-19....

How to best care for LGBTQ+ patients

By Daniel Smith, Nurse Practitioner, St. Francis – Emory Healthcare, Columbus, Georgia First, I want to share a little personal background about myself. I am an openly gay man who fully came out at the age of 38. I am a nurse practitioner and have been practicing since 1997. Through the years I have witnessed...

Heart Health: A Close-To-The-Heart Scare

By Jenni Roberts, MSN, APN, ACNP-C, TeamHealth Regional Advanced Practice Clinician Director, Northeast Group, Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner On Christmas Eve 1998, I received a message from a 52-year-old male. “I keep having these ‘twinges’ in my chest when I walk to my car. I’ve only noticed this outside, so I don’t think it’s anything....

Beyond Clinical Medicine: Effective Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Options

Opioid misuse and addiction have devastating consequences for our communities. It is a serious national crisis, and caring for patients with substance use disorder is one of the greatest challenges of any emergency clinician. In this episode of Beyond Clinical Medicine, Dr. Randal Dabbs, TeamHealth Co-Founder, President of Practice Development and Chair of the TeamHealth Substance Use...

Beyond Clinical Medicine: Diversity and Inclusion

The topic of diversity and inclusion is not a simple topic, and it has deep implications across our society. In this episode of Beyond Clinical Medicine, Stan Thompson, MD, Chief Clinical Officer for LifePoint Group, and Chair of TeamHealth’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, talks with Rob Strauss, MD, Chief Medical Training Officer, about clinical aspects of diversity...

Beyond Clinical Medicine: Thriving in Turbulent Times

This episode of Beyond Clinical Medicine identifies unique stressors clinicians are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic and explores techniques for thriving in turbulent times. Ijeoma Akunyili, MD, MBA, Regional Medical Director, TeamHealth Northeast Group, discusses this topic with Exequiel Hernandez, Ph.D., the Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Associate Professor at the Wharton School at University...

Happy National Nurse Practitioner Week

Thank you, nurse practitioners (NPs), for your valuable work and selfless dedication every day and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize the 4,500 TeamHealth NPs. Rob Morton, NP, Regional Director of Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs) for the LifePoint Group, has more than 20 years of experience as an NP. However, this year, National NP...

Recognizing physician assistants

During National PA Week from Oct. 6-12, TeamHealth is especially thankful for the more than 2,300 TeamHealth physician assistants (PAs) who dedicate themselves to improving patient care every day. We recognize PAs like Nicole Maciejewski, PA-C, who are a vital part of our team. As a student, Nicole did not expect to fall in love...

Suicide Prevention: Make mental health a priority

By Richard Juman, PsyD, TeamHealth National Director of Psychological Services, and Co-chair of the TeamHealth Clinician Resiliency Work Group While the month of September, National Suicide Prevention Month, comes to a close, the importance of focusing on your mental health continues year-round. There is a high rate of suicide and increasing rate of burnout among...

OOPS! Optimizing Opioid Prescribing Strategies

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...

United States Emergency Departments: Safe, Staffed and Ready to Help

By Heather Owen, MD, TeamHealth Chief Clinical Officer of Emergency Medicine Emergency departments across the United States have experienced unprecedented challenges in navigating COVID-19. In the midst of this global pandemic, hospital emergency physicians and leaders have taken unprecedented steps to ensure that local emergency departments are safe, staffed, and ready to treat sudden or...

Going Virtual: Fall Trade Shows

As we continue to adjust during an unprecedented year, we are excited to have the opportunity to be present at the 2020 virtual fall trade shows. We wish we could connect face to face at the following events: Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)’s HM20 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)...

Hometown Healthcare

Dr. Berry’s story After finishing medical school and residency at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, Dr. Lonnie Berry knew where he wanted to establish his career in emergency medicine. “I always wanted to come back home to provide medical care,” Dr. Berry said. His home is Logan, West Virginia, approximately one hour outside of...