Skyrocketing Cost of Prescription Drugs  Must Be Reversed, Says Dermatologist

In the fall of 2013, the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAPP) launched a bold new initiative to address pediatric quality issues in primary care through the formation of the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Initiative for Tennessee (PHiiT) ..Read more.



Current West TN Medical News

Skyrocketing Cost of Prescription Drugs  Must Be Reversed, Says Dermatologist
Skyrocketing Cost of Prescription Drugs Must Be Reversed, Says Dermatologist

As baby boomers grow older and live longer – with the youngest members of that generation having already passed the half-century mark – perhaps it isn’t surprising that prescription drug use continues to rise.


 
Emphasis on Innovation
Emphasis on Innovation

A Look at the Tennessee Health Care Innovation Initiative

The move away from fee-for-service healthcare is sweeping across the country as payers and providers come together to search for innovative ways to improve outcomes while lowering costs. With Tennessee’s robust resources, the state is well positioned to take a lead role in transforming the delivery of healthcare.


 


Feature Profiles

Starting Early and Still Going Strong
Starting Early and Still Going Strong

Bob Souder Founder of TransSouth Healthcare
Medical training started well before medical school for Bob Souder, MD. Working in high school with his uncle Harold Alsobrook, MD, gave him a clear picture of the work ethic a medical career required and rather than diminish his interest, the experience only heightened it. After practicing gastroenterology in Jackson for over 35 years, Souder’s love for the career he chose to pursue in high school is as strong as ever.


 


MEN'S HEALTH FOCUS

Researcher Optimistic About Prostate Cancer Study
Researcher Optimistic About Prostate Cancer Study

Oral contraceptive Ormeloxifene may inhibit growth of cells

Eight months after receiving a federal grant to study how a current drug can be used to inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the prostate, a Mid-South researcher is one step closer to a possible breakthrough.


 
Arrival of New ED Drugs Helps Ease Doctor-Patient Conversation
Arrival of New ED Drugs Helps Ease Doctor-Patient Conversation
Dr. Robert W. Wake
Arrival of New ED Drugs Helps Ease Doctor-Patient Conversation

Conversations about sexual dysfunction between men and their doctors once were strained and difficult, if they took place at all. Now urologists find they can hardly avoid requests from their patients for common erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs such as Cialis and Viagra.


 

PATIENT CARE MODELS FOCUS

The Competing P’s: Provision & Payment
The Competing P’s: Provision & Payment

Changing reimbursement for new models of care

First the good news … providers are generally excited about the idea of moving to more holistic, integrated care with a focus on prevention, quality and outcomes. Now the not-so-good news … we have to figure out how to pay for it.


 

Grand Rounds

June 2015
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 


Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations
Title: Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations
Category: Health News
Created: 6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2:00 am CDT

U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds
Title: U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms
Title: Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms
Category: Health News
Created: 6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Supreme Court Backs Use of Drug Implicated in 'Botched' Executions
Title: Supreme Court Backs Use of Drug Implicated in 'Botched' Executions
Category: Health News
Created: 6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2:00 am CDT

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain
Title: A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain
Category: Health News
Created: 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Immune Drugs Show Promise Against More Cancers
Title: Immune Drugs Show Promise Against More Cancers
Category: Health News
Created: 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2:00 am CDT


McGehee Animal Clinic Focuses on Close Family Connections - Memphis Daily News

Memphis Daily News

McGehee Animal Clinic Focuses on Close Family Connections
Memphis Daily News
Dr. Norris McGehee always knew that he wanted to be a veterinarian. His father was an architect and his brothers went on to be engineers, but McGehee was attracted to a different family practice. His uncle, Dr. Eugene McGehee, founded the McGehee ...

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Posted Saturday, June 27, 2015 8:15 pm CDT

Tom Eblen: The American Medical Association is again led by a Lexington doctor - Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington Herald Leader

Tom Eblen: The American Medical Association is again led by a Lexington doctor
Lexington Herald Leader
Stack and his wife, Tracie, a physician and a University of Kentucky graduate, moved to Lexington in 2006 to be closer to family in Ohio. He is from Cleveland ... Before moving here, he directed emergency medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2015 3:59 pm CDT

His wife is ill. He's a doctor. Isn't he supposed to know what to do? - Washington Post

His wife is ill. He's a doctor. Isn't he supposed to know what to do?
Washington Post
We speak in medical parlance, watched by a silent audience of our teenage children and elderly parents, who had come to Memphis to help. I win the argument. At the emergency room, a CT scan shows a “resolving hematoma.” But “we cannot rule ... Over the ...

Posted Monday, June 29, 2015 3:49 pm CDT