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Black, White & Green: Race Has Major Impact on Physician Income

By Erik Goldman

American medicine has a long way to go in terms of racial and gender pay equity. According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, White male doctors earn nearly 35% more than their Black male counterparts, and that's across all specialties and practice settings. Female doctors earn, on average, 40% less than males, again after adjusting for specialty, practice setting, and patient volumes.

Practitioner-Focused Supplement Brands Struggle with Online Retail

By By Erik Goldman, Editor in Chief

Practitioner-only supplement brands are in a difficult fight with a complex and powerful adversary: Amazon.

EMR Systems Not Worth the Trouble for Many Holistic Practitioners

By Erik Goldman

Half of all holistic healthcare professionals still do not have electronic medical records in their practices--and many of them have no real intention of ever incorporating EMRs, according to data from Holistic Primary Care's 2016 practitioner survey.

State Boards Eye Informed Consent for Telemed Consults

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

In a landscape of increasingly complex medical procedures and treatments, healthcare practitioners are advised to pay close attention to informed consent regulations in their states--especially those pertaining to remote teleconsultations

For Practice Success, Know Thy Biller!

By Kristen Schepker, Contributing Writer

A good billing service can make the difference between a thriving integrative practice and one that flounders. This is especially true when utilizing "incident-to" billing to obtain reimbursement for services given by non-MD practitioners. Not all billers are the same, and it’s crucial that practitioners align with billers who share their values.

The Five Keys to a Thriving Integrative Practice

By Erik Goldman

Successful integrative clinics—no matter their size, geographic location or clinical offerings-- have five things in common, says practice development consultant, Miriam Zacharias.

Metabolic Medicine for Monday Morning

By Erik Goldman

Based on more than 3 decades of clinical practice experience, the Metabolic Code is a system for reframing clinical lab information in a way that enables physicians to choose treatment approaches that will have the most impact for each patient.

How Doctors Can Heal Corporate America’s “Chief Complaints”

By Erik Goldman

The world of corporate wellness, already a $200 billion industry, is growing at a rate of about 20% per year, and it provides an ideal setting for holistically-minded clinicians to do what seems impossible in conventional medicine: teach real lifestyle change and prevent disease.

Five Keys to a Thriving Integrative Practice

By By Erik Goldman, Editor

Master these five core competencies, and your clinic is much more likely to thrive, regardless of the specific practice model you’ve embraced, says Heal Thy Practice facultymember, Miriam Zacharias.

Healthcare IT: What It Can--and Cannot--Do For Your Practice

By Erik Goldman

If the proliferation of new health info technology has your head spinning, don’t worry. You are definitely not alone. Many doctors these days are suffering from "Future Shock." Dr. Paul Abramson, whose San Francisco-based practice is positioned squarely at the crossroads of IT and integrative medicine, offers insight on how to choose IT that will really make a difference in your practice.

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