PracticeLink Magazine

Summer 2017

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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T ECH N OTES DEDICATED TO THE COMMUNITY • Dermatology • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism • Family Medicine • Gastroenterology • Internal Medicine • Neurology • Obstetrics-OBGYN • Otolaryngology • Pulmonary Disease • Rheumatology • Hospitalist & Nocturnal Hospitalist Visit mountnittany.org for current opportunities. Competitive compensation, collegial atmosphere and supportive executive leadership in State College, PA – home to The Pennsylvania State University! OppOrTUNITIEs: ©2015 Mount Nittany Health Contact: Lorelei Shaw, Director of Physician Recruitment 814.278.4866 | lshaw@mountnittany.org PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT 1800 East Park Avenue State College, PA 16803 42  S u MM e R 2017 PracticeLink.com MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES: EXPLAINING TREATMENT DECISIONS When patients come in with very specific expectations for care, it can be difficult to convince them that a particular test or a round of antibiotics is unnecessary. That's where the Making Healthy Choices app comes in. In the app, patients can drill down to specific procedures, tests and medicines to learn more about the indications for each of these. This helps them understand why you are — or are not— recommending a certain course of action. One of my favorite features is the "Questions to Ask" section, which gives patients important questions to ask when a physician recommends a procedure. Key ways to use this app: If a patient or a family member doesn't understand your recommendations, encourage him or her to download the app and read about a particular procedure, test or medicine. ● Iltifat Husain, M.D., is the editor in chief and founder of iMedicalApps.com, the leading physician publication on digital medicine. He is also an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. q Price: Free. Apple: ow.ly/x t Yy30aLkZr

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