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The Surgical Solution Shop

by Sonya Pease, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Anesthesiology Our primary role as physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APCs) is to take great care of patients. In a healthcare environment so focused on costs as we shift to value-based care where reimbursement is tied to the quality and efficiency of the care delivered, it’s easy to...

Amidst the Opioid-Epidemic Storm: Reflections of a Non-Opioid Anesthesiologist

By David J Samuels, MD, Facility Medical Director TeamHealth Anesthesiology, Select Physicians Surgery Center, Tampa, Florida. In 2016, Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, MD, sent a letter to every physician in the United States enlisting our commitment to help end the opioid epidemic. He stated that the crisis was born from a “path of good intentions.”...

And the 2018 Share Happiness Winners Are…

TeamHealth just wrapped up our Share Happiness contest and want to thank all the physicians and advanced practice clinicians who shared their stories of what brings them joy! All physicians and APCs were eligible to participate by sharing a picture and story of how they like to share happiness. From hiking your favorite trails, to...

The Surgical Solution Shop

by Sonya Pease, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Anesthesiology Our primary role as physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APCs) is to take great care of patients. In a healthcare environment so focused on costs as we shift to value-based care where reimbursement is tied to the quality and efficiency of the care delivered, it’s easy to...

Telemedicine: No Longer Just for The Jetsons

by Joseph Chow, MD, President, Ambulatory Care For those who remember The Jetsons, talking to another person via a computer screen seemed so out of reach and farfetched. (For those who don’t, you can Google it). Now, I FaceTime my kids whenever I’m out of town and it’s the norm. Last month, I had the...

Disaster Preparedness: Strategies for Managing the Unexpected

Hospitals must always be prepared to respond at a moment’s notice to powerful storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, mass casualty events and other potential disasters. If a disaster is preceded with sufficient warning such as weather reports, hospitals typically activate an incident command center that manages resources and response activities before, during and after the event. Similarly, some clinical outsourcing partners...

TeamHealth Kicks Off 2018 Share Happiness Contest

How do you #ShareHappiness? From hiking your favorite trails, to cooking your favorite meals or spending quality time with loved ones – we want to know what brings you happiness. We’re kicking off our Share Happiness contest for physicians and advanced practice clinicians and we want to know what makes you happy. All physicians and...

Just One Shift

by Joseph Chow, MD, President, Ambulatory Care Because TeamHealth clinicians are seeing patients, we all have a vested interest in making TeamHealth as reputable and healthy as possible. Consider some navigational math: if you veer by only one degree in a flight plan across the world, you will wind up more than 500 miles off...

Amidst the Opioid-Epidemic Storm: Reflections of a Non-Opioid Anesthesiologist

By David J Samuels, MD, Facility Medical Director TeamHealth Anesthesiology, Select Physicians Surgery Center, Tampa, Florida. In 2016, Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, MD, sent a letter to every physician in the United States enlisting our commitment to help end the opioid epidemic. He stated that the crisis was born from a “path of good intentions.”...

A Physician’s Perspective: Work and Life in Rhode Island

We recently spoke with Dr. Daren Girard, TeamHealth emergency medicine facility medical director, about his partner facilities and the community he serves in Rhode Island. TeamHealth: Tell us about the facilities you currently oversee. Dr. Girard: CharterCARE Health Partners manages two hospitals in Rhode Island. Our Lady of Fatima Hospital is a full-service community hospital...

Critical Event Response: Las Vegas

By Miles Snowden, MD, Chief Medical Officer In choosing hospital and facility-based medicine, we have chosen to be responsible for the highest acuity of healthcare needs. More often than not, for patients and families, high-acuity care is delivered by unfamiliar clinicians at unexpected times and in foreign facilities. Practicing this type of medicine well—one patient...

Let’s LEAD! Part 2

Today’s blog is part two of a series with Dr. Robert Strauss, TeamHealth’s Vice President of Program Development, on what clinicians can expect when attending TeamHealth’s leadership training. TeamHealth: Dr. Strauss, thank you for sharing more information about TeamHealth’s Leadership Education And Development (LEAD) program. In Let’s LEAD: Part 1 you referred to several training...

Let’s LEAD! Part 1

Recently, we spoke with Dr. Robert Strauss, TeamHealth’s Vice President of Program Development. He has substantial responsibility for orienting and training TeamHealth clinical leaders. Beyond that, Dr. Strauss developed and conducts the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) ED Directors Academy, a four-phase curriculum to develop and coach physician leaders. Additionally, Dr. Strauss is chief...

A Physician’s Perspective: Working at the University of Tennessee Medical Center

 Dr. Randal Dabbs (left) and Dr. Lynn Massingale (right) at TeamHealth event. Recently, we spoke with Dr. Lynn Massingale, TeamHealth co-founder and Chairman of the Board, along with Dr. Randal Dabbs, TeamHealth co-founder and President of Practice Development, about their experience as emergency medicine physicians at the University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC). We wanted to...

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

The statistics are alarming—every day an estimated 91 people die in America due to opioid overdose and an estimated 1,000 more are treated in America’s emergency rooms. As the opioid crisis escalates and the human and societal impact mounts, hospitals and physicians alike are increasingly looking for ways to help patients manage pain throughout their...