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December 17th, 2015
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- Sea Courses: Tahitian Pearls

- Recruiter of the Year 2015

- Early Warning Found for Chronic Kidney Disease

- World Vision

- VestaCare Solutions

- Practice for Sale

- Recent and Popular Jobs


11 Night Tahiti and Cook Islands CME Cruise

February 20th-March 2nd, 2016
Papeete, Tahiti Society Islands Roundtrip

Tahitian Pearls

Our team of travel consultants and conference designers:

  • are very knowledgeable about cruising;
  • partner with cruise lines committed to offering excellent service and value;
  • select world-renowned faculty sharing innovative and cutting-edge CME;
  • and sail to destinations that allow you to discover the world

Taha Motu Mahana

Speakers

  • Dr William B. Dalziel MD FRCP( C ) | Ottawa ON
  • Dr Natalie Gamache MD FRCSC FACOG | Ottawa ON

Courses

Geriatrics

  • Practical Geriatric Assessment: Focus on Frailty
  • Evidence Based Healthy Aging (Including the “Annual Review”)
  • Behavioural Issues in the Elderly
  • Falls & Dizziness: Approach to Assessment and Management
  • Bowel & Bladder Issues
  • Approach to Atrial Fibrillation in the Elderly
  • Dementia: Case Based Approach
  • Better Prescribing in the Elderly: Case Based Approach

Women’s Health

  • Premenstrual Syndrome: from euphoria to dysphoria
  • Perimenopause: a perfect hormonal storm
  • Help! I lost my libido …
  • Contraception in Perimenopause: good until the very last egg!
  • Hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms: finally put out the fire
  • The Vagina Dialogue
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Recruiter of the Year 2015: Neal Fenster

Neal Fenster

Neal Fenster began his career with Enterprise Medical Services in 1990 and purchased Enterprise Medical Services three years later; growing the firm into a leading physician recruiting company. As a past President and current board member of NAPR (National Association of Physician Recruiters) and an active member of ASPR (Association of Staff Physician Recruiters), Neal prides himself and his organization as having the highest level of ethical standards and practices. Neal is proud to be one of the most recognized physician recruiting firms in healthcare. Each year Enterprise Medical Services is directly responsible for hundreds of completed searches.


Enterprise Medical Services

By retaining a staff of highly skilled search consultants, most having more than 17 years recruiting experience, Neal has ensured that both clients and candidates will have the most positive and successful recruiting experience possible.

Neal attended the University of Missouri, Columbia where he studied Personnel Management and Marketing.


Enterprise Medical Services Team

As one of the leading physician recruiting and consulting organizations in North America, Enterprise Medical Services is committed to leading the market by offering an experienced staff and superior, personalized service. EMS offers healthcare organizations cost-effective and efficient recruiting solutions. Enterprise Medical Services also does International Recruiting.

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Simple test can ‘do for kidney disease what cholesterol has done for cardiovascular disease’

Source: Rush News–5 November, 2015

Make room, cholesterol. A new disease marker is entering the medical lexicon: suPAR, or soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that suPAR, a circulating protein measured by a simple blood test, can reliably predict a person’s chances of developing chronic kidney disease as much as five years before this common killer starts causing damage.

The New England Journal of Medicine article appears in Online First, November 5, 2015 to coincide with the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week meeting. It will also appear in the printed issue of the journal on Nov. 12.

“SuPAR promises to do for kidney disease what cholesterol has done for cardiovascular disease,” said Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD, senior author of the NEJM study and the Ralph C. Brown, M.D., Professor and chairman of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center. Four other medical institutions collaborated with Rush on the paper: Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, NYU Langone Medical Center and John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County.

Reiser believes that in the near future, high suPAR levels probably will inform physician-patient conversations about preventing kidney disease, just as high cholesterol levels signal the need for lifestyle changes and protective drugs, such as statins, to avert heart attacks and strokes.

The rigorous NEJM study is a significant breakthrough in preventive medicine. Earlier observations by Reiser and his laboratory suggested a role for suPAR in causing the kidney disease known as focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (kidney scarring). While additional research is needed, the new results indicate a far more broader role for suPAR across all of chronic kidney disease and thus have major public health implications.

More than 15 percent of people in the U.S. have chronic kidney disease, and approximately 4 percent require dialysis and/or a kidney transplant due to kidney failure. In addition to reducing unnecessary deaths and improving quality of life, a significant decrease in kidney disease incidence would dramatically cut healthcare spending. In 2012, Medicare alone spent $87 billion on medical care provided to patients with chronic and end-stage kidney disease.

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World Vision

Building a Better World for Children

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.

World Vision works in nearly 100 countries, serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender and believes in a full solution to poverty and injustice. World Vision provide emergency assistance to children and families affected by disasters and conflict, partner with communities for long-term solutions to alleviate poverty, and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor.


Children

Our Mission Statement

World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

We pursue this mission through integrated, holistic commitment to:

  • Transformational development that is community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children.
  • Emergency relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster.
  • Promotion of justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the poor among whom we work.
  • Partnerships with churches to contribute to spiritual and social transformation.
  • Public awareness that leads to informed understanding, giving, involvement, and prayer.
  • Witness to Jesus Christ by life, deed, word, and sign that encourages people to respond to the Gospel.
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A Compassionate Approach to Securing Patient Payment

The Complete AutoPay Plan Solution

New payment flexibility

  • Medical providers need to address increased financial pressures without impacting patient experience

Automated charge capture

  • Simplifying setting up the initial patient obligation

AutoPay plans

  • Dynamically adjusting after insurance payments

Patient portal and billing work station system

  • Enabling self-management of patient’s own AutoPay plans and patient insurance information
  • Allows billing staff to use VestaPay™ to provide phone assist to patients using portal and to set up AutoPay plans in the office

Market Drivers Increase Urgency for an Effective Solution

Market Trends: More Patients with Higher Deductibles

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Increased Revenue Recovery for Hospitals, and Physicians

For more information or to set an appointment, contact John Paju CRNA: email or call me.

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Pismo Beach

Practice for Sale

Beautiful upscale Coastal California Community awaits a physician entrepreneur to assume a unique “Turn-Key” opportunity by owning a well established practice of 18 years. A highly profitable practice with a significant waiting list. Owner is retiring and wishes to expand his passion for medical missionary work. Business includes clinic building, equipment, extensive patient records highly experienced congenial staff.

This truly is one of a kind lifetime opportunity. Call 800-327-8427 ext 114 or email John.

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The Best Path for Health Care Professionals Seeking Brighter Futures

Physician Crossroads: The Best Path for Health Care Professionals Seeking Brighter Futures

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PhysicianCrossroads.com
john@physiciancrossroads.com
619 S. State St. Ukiah, CA 95482

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