Category Archives: The Daily Docblock

Daily Docblock: EHR Style.

Its been a long road to readjusting to my EHR, and for the most part its been worth it. (see previous EHR articles). I’ve fine tuned my typing skills, I’ve become a black belt of check boxes, a jedi of … Continue reading

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I’m Tired Of. . .

It’s been a long few months. What with the recent death of a family member, the usual barrage at work, and trying to raise a family, I think I may be in the early stages of physician burnout. So I’m … Continue reading

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Doctors Are Being “Gagged” by Gas Drillers

First of all, let’s all agree on two things. First, that energy independence is good for our country. Second that clean drinking water is also good for the country. The development of America’s huge stores of natural gas, have given … Continue reading

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Daily Doc-Unblock: Thanks Insurance Company, and I Mean It!

I’m used to getting the endless stream of useless notifications. Whether they be a fed-ex parcel with the latest black-box warning of sneezing from a new brand name skin emulsion, that I never prescribe. Or a an urgent fax, with an important … Continue reading

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I Need a Reminder. . .

. . .To Remember All These Reminders! Walking around the hospital the other day, I came across a notice reminding physicians about documentation requirements. I had seen the note when it was first posted a few months earlier, but it … Continue reading

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Daily Docblock: International Espionage Edition

Around the world right now, there are evil nerds plotting attacks on our nation’s computer systems, while ours are plotting counter-attacks against theirs. But in my daily grind of looking at images sent from radiology centers, I have discovered something which could be wielded … Continue reading

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Daily Docblock: Denied Edition

  It seems the doc-blockage never stops. A particular thorn in my side has been Care Core. They manage imaging services for an insurance that we accept and often deny coverage for CT scans. Once the requested test is denied, the physician may … Continue reading

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The Daily Docblock: Self-Block Edition

Sometimes docblocks come from the most unexpected of places. . . ourselves! Recently I’ve had a slew of patients see me in follow-up after me or my partners saw them while in the hospital. . . sometimes months later. Problem is, … Continue reading

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The Daily Docblock: Jurisprudence Edition.

We usually have a nurse practitioner who helps round on hospital inpatients. Unfortunately she got called away on jury duty, which means I will be seeing more patients on my own. Luckily it’s not too busy in the hospital today … Continue reading

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The Daily Docblock: Vacation Edition

Sometimes a doc just wants to get away from it all, ya know go back to their hometown and let the grandparents get some grandkiddy time. Unfortunately the docblockage followed me to the airport, where Delta airlines cancelled our flight, … Continue reading

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