What's with all the requests for reviews from health care providers?

May 20, 2022
As patients search the web for a doctor or dentist, online reviews have become more important to health care providers.
Dr. Mina Kim, pictured at her dental office in Manhattan, says her office staff asks patients if they would post a review shortly after they leave an appointment.
Ashley Milne-Tyte

Rural hospitals, short of staff, brace for omicron

Dec 28, 2021
Many health care workers have fled the pandemic's burdens in areas with low vaccination rates and fragile economies.
 A health care worker tends to a COVID-19 patient in Apple Valley, California. Rural hospitals are struggling to hire staff amid surging case numbers.
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Pandemic innovation: High-tech family doc brings back the house call

May 19, 2021
Wearable devices and face-to-face home visits are helping a doctor transform his practice — and how he cares for patients.
Patient Dennis O'Connor, left, and Dr. Michael Kirisu examine diagnostic devices.
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“I’ve never seen so many Help Wanted signs”

May 4, 2021
A view of the strong labor market in a rural Ohio town.
Dr. Scott Anzalone, a physician in Logan, Ohio, says tourists seeking rentals have injected cash into the local economy.
Photo courtesy of Scott Anzalone

How one primary care doctor found her role in the fight against COVID-19

May 3, 2021
Physician and writer Suzanne Koven deleted an email requesting volunteers before changing her mind.
A sign in support of healthcare workers in Boston, Massachusetts on April 04, 2020. “I know this sounds really strange, but I can think of fewer happier times in my career,” said Dr. Suzanne Koven, a writer and physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Sometimes, doctors and residencies don't match

Apr 26, 2021
"Matching" with a residency program is like a game of musical chairs, with more medical school grads than residency slots.
Despite the country's growing need for physicians, many would-be doctors are having difficulty matching into residency programs.
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Doctors are leaving medicine because of the pandemic

Dec 18, 2020
Eight percent of doctors have closed their practices because of COVID-19, and a quarter are considering retiring early.
“It feels like the water I was swimming in has turned into molasses,” said one doctor of working during the pandemic.
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How are hospitals handling staffing challenges during a COVID-19 surge?

Nov 11, 2020
Over 100,000 new coronavirus cases were recorded every day for more than a week, and hospitalizations around the country reached a record high on Tuesday.
Health care workers at a COVID-19 unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston in July.
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How COVID-19 is affecting one small-town doctor

Mar 12, 2020
For physician Scott Anzalone of Ohio, the scariest part of the outbreak isn't the illness.
Dr. Scott Anzalone serves around 3,500 patients from his small clinic in Logan, Ohio.
Cassidy Brauner

The majority of medical students are women, but male heart surgeons still vastly outnumber female

Dec 31, 2019
Ninety-four percent of practicing thoracic surgeons are men — and that’s an improvement on recent years.
Dr. Amber Edwards at work.
Blake Farmer