PracticeLink Magazine

Winter 2018

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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4 W INTER 2018 the 2018 ANNUAL PracticeLink Magazine Quality of l ife issue W i n t e r 2 0 1 8 · V O L U M e 2 8 , n U M B e r 1 LIVE & PRACTICE Carmel, Indiana Lincoln, Nebraska Owensboro, Kentucky Rockville, Maryland 42 62 53 u Jill Garripoli, D.O. PHO t O BY ti MO t HY B e CKFO r D - i H n Y CO n C ier G e p Caleb Butts, M.D. PHO t O BY MCCA r D e LL PHO t OG r APHY u Ernani Sadural, M.D. PHO t O BY ti MO t HY B e CKFO r D - i H n Y CO n C ier G e u Cedric "Jamie" Rutland, M.D. PHO t O BY ti MO t HY B e CKFO r D - i H n Y CO n C ier G e DEPARTMENTS 20 Career Move: Serving the military, civilian style A move to a military base community could mean a higher quality of life—even for civilian physicians. MARCIA t RA vel S te AD 22 Financial Fitness: The surprising ways geography plays into your compensation MARCIA ho RN N o Y e S 24 Legal Matters: Your guide to the Stark Law The Stark Law is intended to prevent fraud, abuse and waste. Here's what physicians need to know. BR u C e ARM o N 28 Reform Recap: Growth in Medicare— and in proposals to change how it is funded Congress is weighing proposals that include converting Medicare to a voucher system. Je FF A t KINS o N 30 Tech Notes: 7 new apps for physicians to try These apps—all free—help physicians through a variety of training and practice decisions. Ilt IFA t hu SAIN , M . D . 34 Vital Stats: How tight is the job market in your specialty? The PracticeLink Physician Recruitment Index can help you gauge the relative ease or difficulty of your job search. 36 PracticeLink Tips: What's your job-search action plan? Make a list of your priorities, expand your network, and use PracticeLink to find your dream practice. t AMMY h A ge R 38 Job Doctor: How to negotiate time off Maintaining a healthy work- life balance means allocating time for life—away from work. M eg AN KIMBA l 66 88 Crossword 90 Snapshot: Nitasa Sahu, M.D.

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