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Three legal tips for practicing telemedicine in India

The Internet is now commonplace in India, and healthcare is set to benefit greatly by using the Internet for our huge and populous country. Telemedicine is one immediate aspect of the web that is set to take off because of the many benefits it provides in the Indian scenario. A… 

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Patient communication: Simplicity is best

In general, most doctors fall into 2 categories when it comes to patient communication. There is one group which tends to make everything extremely complicated. They use a lot of technical medical jargon, and often will end up mystifying patients by overcomplicating explanations of the disease process and treatment options…. 

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How to dismiss a patient—the right way

Despite our best efforts, not every doctor-patient relationship is a positive one. While we hope these situations will occur rarely, it’s important to know what your options are when there’s a patient in your practice whom you feel should be dismissed for his or her own good—and for the good… 

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How technology can boost your efficiency

Sometimes as doctors, we are the cause of bottlenecks in our own medical offices. After all, we only have 24 hours in a day, and the number of patients we can see, examine, and talk to is going to be limited. “When used strategically, technology can help to amplify a… 

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What you need to know about the new breed of ‘e-patients’—high-tech, informed, and engaged

I am now seeing a new type of patient—the e-patient. Many of these highly informed, high-tech patients come to my referral clinic from Pune and Bangalore—the Silicon Valley of India. “E-patients are often experts about their own conditions or illnesses—and they are happy to share their expertise with others.” -Aniruddha… 

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An opinion on second opinions

When a patient says he or she wants to seek a second opinion from another physician, it’s natural to feel somewhat territorial or even offended. However, if you approach second opinions with the right mind set, they can be good for you and for your patients. They also can be… 

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How to set fees for your medical services that are ‘just right’

One of the great mysteries of medicine for patients is why doctors charge what they do. Some are amazed at the fact that bright young doctors are willing to work long hours for patients whom they do not know, for an income that is not bad, but that is much… 

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