Christopher A. Yeung, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon practicing at Desert Institute for Spine Care in Phoenix. He is the team spine surgeon for the AZ Diamondbacks, AZ Rattlers, and many Cactus League teams during Spring Training, including the LA Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, and Colorado Rockies. He has also served as the principal investigator in many FDA studies, including Flexicore lumbar artificial disc replacement and Cervicore cervical artificial disc replacement.
In a KevinMD blog post, Joseph Kim, MD, is a physician-executive who blogs at "Non-Clinical Medical Jobs, Careers, and Opportunities," discusses five ways in which professional connections on social media can help physicians and their practices.
Implementing an electronic health record system also requires anticipating and planning for the changes the implementation will bring, according to a whitepaper released by SourceMedical, a provider of therapy software and ambulatory surgery center software solutions and billing services.
In a Physicians Practice article, P.J. Cloud-Moulds, who runs Turnaround Medical AR Recovery, a consulting firm, discusses areas that medical practices should review and improve in the coming year.
Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, N.Y. announced the addition of Jeffrey C. Gundel, MD, to its medical staff, according to a Watertown Daily Times report.
Gothenburg (Neb.) Memorial Hospital has hired Gene Pontecorvo, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who will begin employment at the hospital Feb. 1, according to a Gothenburg Times report.
Pinehurst, N.C.-based FirstHealth of the Carolinas announced that FirstHealth Neurosurgery will move to a larger office in Pinehurst Jan. 6, 2014.
Morris (Ill.) Hospital & Healthcare Centers announced the addition of Mir H. Ali, MD, to its medical staff.
Robert L. Masson, MD, is a neurosurgeon and the founder of Orlando, Fla.-based NeuroSpine Institute. He is a member of AO North American Spine, Florida Medical Association and American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has previously served as president of Neurosurgical Consultants of Florida and Neurospine Institute of Park City. He has privileges at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Fla., and Celebration (Fla.) Health-Florida Hospital.
In a Forbes article, Gregory Park, U.S. healthcare sector leader for Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, and William A. Fera, MD, a principal in the advisory healthcare practice of Ernst & Young, discuss four key drivers of recent M&A activity in the healthcare industry.