In the News This Week…

Doctors take new approach to family practice in the River Arts District, 5-5-12, Asheville Citizens Times
Reporter Jason Sandford writes that two physicians, Brian Lewis, MD, and Chad Krisel, MD, opened a family practice distinctive for its holistic treatment of patients and its innovative approach to patients’ wallets by not accepting health insurance.

A Letter to the Editor: An act of love, 5-5-12, Times News
A letter to the editor mentions the NC Medical Society’s support in the advance medical directive law.

Doctors who take Medicare scarce, 5-10-12, WTVD-TV
Reporter Steve Daniels writes that it can be difficult for Triangle transplants and people aging up into Medicare eligibility to find doctors.

Highlights of Perdue’s budget proposal for 2012-13, 5-10-12, The Examiner/Associated Press
The Examiner highlights findings published by the Associated Press of adjustments in the $20.9 billion spending play for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which include health care funding.

How providers impede their chances for smooth-running EHR systems, 5-9-12, EHR Intelligence
Writer Jill Halloran blogs about issues and solutions physicians are having with electronic health records.

Raleigh hospitals hold health screenings, 5-9-12, WRAL
Reporter Michelle Marsh writes that health care professionals from local hospitals were on hand at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Raleigh to give free medical screenings and health advice as part of Community Health Screening Day.

HanesBrands and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Deliver Healthcare Services to Children in Dominican Republic, 5-10-12, Enhanced Online News
HanesBrands announced an ongoing partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to provide critical ear, nose and throat surgeries to hundreds of children each year in the Dominican Republic through volunteer medical missions.

Obesity could affect nearly half of American by 2030, 5-8-12, USA Today
USA Today reports that health experts fear there will be dramatic jump in health care costs if nothing is done to bring the obesity crisis under control.

Diabetes treatment guidelines stress individualized care, 5-9-12, amednews
Writer Alicia Gallegos reports that the American Diabetes Association recommends that physicians take a less prescriptive but more patient-centered approach to managing hyperglycemia patients with type 2 diabetes.

Nurse practitioner tackling more ‘doctor’ tasks, 5-11-12, The News and Observer/Sun Sentinel
Reporter Scott Travis writes that many of patient health care needs may soon be handled by a nurse due to higher standards of nursing school accreditation that could go into effect as soon as 2015.


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