Barton S. Wood, MD of Advanced Surgeons recently spoke to a gathering at the Greystone YMCA, where he discussed hernia surgery.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has promoted several executives.
Hernando Carter, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine at UAB, will serve on the Medical Association of the State of Alabama's board. Carter was elected as an at-large member.
Douglas Brewer has been named the new chief executive officer of Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital (BWWMH). He joins BWWMH from Citizens Baptist Medical Center in Talladega.
Fayette Medical Center now provides psychiatric assessment for patients in its emergency department via telemedicine.
Herbert Walker, Jr., MD and his Cahaba Heights practice recently joined the St. Vincent's Primary Care network of locations in the greater Birmingham area.
Ed Hutchins, an analyst who works in Information Technology at the DCH Health System, has been named a recipient of the DCH Excellence Award.
Jayme Locke, MD, director of the UAB Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program, has been awarded the Distinguished Investigator Award for Translation into Public Benefit and Policy.
Alaina Odom, CRNP has joined Southeast Gastro where she will practice collaboratively with Bradley Rubery, MD. She will care for patients at the Southeast Gastro Grandview and Alabaster clinics.
St. Vincent's Birmingham is the only hospital in the state and one of only two hospitals in the country to offer multiple Mazor Renaissance Robots for minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Vizient has named the UAB Health System as a 2018 Top Performer for supply chain performance excellence.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the UAB School of Medicine has opened a new sports medicine clinic at UAB Highlands Hospital targeted at college-age and older athletes.
Walker Baptist Medical Center has received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award.
Lisa Willett, MD, director of the Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program and vice chair for Education in the Department of Medicine, was elected president-elect of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM).
"The methodology was flawed to begin with," says Danne Howard, chief policy officer with Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA), about Medicare's method for calculating the reimbursement rate for hospitals, especially rural facilities. "But it's become even worse."
Girders, cranes, and concrete are a familiar sight around UAB, especially now with three new construction projects underway on the medical side alone.
In 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Universal Health Servs. v. U.S. ex rel. Escobar which dealt, in part, with how the "materiality" requirement should be enforced in False Claims Act ("FCA") cases.
You may have heard a lot lately about GDPR lately and thought "Why should I care? It probably won't affect me or my business."
There are many questions to consider when determining where to locate or move a practice.
Patients want to 'look natural,' but what does that mean? Noted Chicago plastic surgeon, professor, researcher, and author Dr. Steven Dayan offers insight on his vision for the four dimensions of beauty.
A new device, the INVOcell, is now available for many women seeking infertility treatment at one-third of the cost of traditional in vitro fertilization.
In an instant on a slippery interstate, the face you expect to see in the mirror every morning could change.
Does PSA-based screening for prostate cancer do more harm than good? While the USPSTF has released final recommendations for routine screening, the answer really remains an individualized decision.
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