Healthcare News & Insights

Paging Dr. Joker: No fat jokes about patients

It may have seemed like a good idea to mock obese patients in print, but one surgeon-turned-comedian discovered the joke was on him.

Dentists less likely to see Medicaid patients in an emergency

A recent study found that even dentists enrolled as providers in the Illinois Medicaid program were less likely to fit in an emergency appointment than they were for a patient with private insurance.

Is an MBA the new prereq for M.D.s?

The changing nature of health care means physicians have more patient information available to them than ever before. Problem is, they don’t always understand the business side of the industry.