Author Archives: JCR

I’ve Listened & We’re Expanding!

I launched Maryland Physician Magazine – Your practice. Your life with the inaugural issue May/June 2011. I recognized that there was a void and a need in the Maryland healthcare marketplace for a print and online public connection between Maryland-based physicians and healthcare stakeholders and with each other, spotlighting leading-edge healthcare diagnostic and treatment protocols […]

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Care Coordination: Improvements to the Effectiveness, Safety and Efficiency in Healthcare Delivery

Each issue of Maryland Physician is planned early in the respective year with a clinical theme linking our cover story and feature(s). Throughout the production process, each issue develops its unique life, with blog post is the last piece. My goal with each post is to introduce you to and to weave together our content. When […]

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Walking with the Spirits

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This past summer, I joined my son on a community service project in South Dakota to help the Lakota Native Americans prepare for their sun dance ceremony, an event that has occurred regularly for several years. Our destination was a track of land within the Pine Ridge reservation, outside of Rapid City. […]

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New Insights Into Autism


The CDC estimates that 1% of the world population has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and its prevalence is growing at an alarming rate. New studies highlight the importance of early screening and intervention, and indicate that those with ASD may lack the normal pruning of neural connections.

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Managing Pain, Avoiding Addiction

November/December 2014

With opiate abuse and deaths a growing problem, physicians have a responsibility to help patients manage pain without contributing to the trend. Physicians discuss how Maryland’s PDMP can help flag abuse and they offer alternatives to opioids.

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Don’t Be a HIPAA-CRIT: Are You Unintentionally Exposing Your Practice?

Most physicians are technologically savvy and provide quality healthcare in today’s cutting-edge, fast-paced practice of medicine. While you are likely taking precautions to protect your practice, there are privacy risks that may not be so apparent.

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Primary Care in the Driver’s Seat

November/December 2014

Two new care models recently launched in Maryland reveal how physician leadership of care models can benefit physicians and patients. Farzad Mostashari, MD, and Peter Beilenson, MD, the physicians behind a new ACO and Co-operative, describe how their ventures are taking off.

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Maryland’s Beer Industry Tradition, Science & Craft

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After my adventures exploring the state of Maryland’s wineries, I started to think about our craft beer industry. Is it as robust as the wineries I visited? How do our local beers stack up against other states’ products? After attending a couple of Octoberfests and renowned beer-lovers’ bars, I found that in the great state of Maryland […]

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Creating More Coordinated Care

November/December 2014

Maryland Physician recently interviewed Donna Kinzer, executive director of the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) since mid-2013 about the impact of the new waiver on providers and patients. More coordinated care is one of the waiver’s key goals.

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Are Your Medical Records Safe?


Medical record protection is an important part of today’s medical practice. Although the switch to electronic record keeping has many advantages, it also entails many new risks. Read about the reasons why so many medical records are at risk.

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