The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly: Are You Really Ready to Open Your Own Practice?

Things no one tells you about starting and owning your own practice and how to know if you’re ready Attention Advanced Practice Providers: Are you contemplating the transition to private practice? Ever wondered what it’s like to run your own practice? Join Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP and Ken Greenwood BSE, Business Consultant, pioneers of APP-owned Read More

 Recognizing Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Aesthetic Patients: Ethical Considerations and Best Practices

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a severe mental health condition characterized by an obsessive focus on perceived flaws or defects in one’s appearance. These perceived imperfections often lead to significant anxiety, depression, self-harm, and even suicidal thoughts. BDD affects both men and women and is more than just vanity; it’s Read More

Podcast Recap – The Collaborative Physician and APP Relationship

In this inaugural episode of our podcast, and of the “Lessons from Litigation” series, join host Signe Monson from CoreMedSource, along with guests CoreMedSource CEO, Dr. Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP and Dr. Paul Rose, MD, as they delve into the critical dynamics of the collaborative relationship between physicians and advanced practice providers. This episode serves Read More

Innovating Dermatology Education to Enhance Dermatologic Care for All Skin Tones

A recent study discussed in MDedge underscores a critical issue in dermatology: the disparity in diagnostic accuracy across different skin tones, which has been a longstanding concern in our field. The utilization of deep learning systems (DLS) to improve diagnostic accuracy is promising, particularly noting the significant increase in correct diagnoses among both dermatologists and Read More

Mental Health Management And The Expanding Role of NPs and PAs in Primary Care

In today’s landscape of healthcare, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) are increasingly recognized for their vital role in managing mental health issues. Especially in primary care settings, they often serve as the first point of contact for patients dealing with mental health concerns. The expanding responsibilities of NPs and PAs in mental health Read More

Boosting Healthcare Security in the Age of Cyberthreats – The Growing Trend of Safeguarding Healthcare

In recent events, Massachusetts witnessed a significant data breach impacting nearly 2 million patients, resulting in a subsequent class action lawsuit, while In Montana, a settlement for $4.3 million in damages was reached stemming from a 2021 cyberattack where over 200,000 patients’ personal and protected health information was accessed. These incidents followed a $6.85 million Read More