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Lastest Articles from CarolineFifeMD.com
Here’s Some of the Actual Writing on the Wall
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on December 9, 2019 at 3:27 pm
Am I the only one who's worried? (OK, it’s fair to say I’m panicking.)
From Today’s Wound Clinic: The Handwriting on the Wall for Wound Management
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on December 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Re-printed from Today’s Wound Clinic We are at an important crossroads in the field of wound management. From the perspective of new technologies, the future is bright. Unfortunately, the future of the field itself is dismal. Under Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program (QPP), wound management is not likely to be practiced by physicians. The problem
Our Physician Compare Article is in This Month’s Issue of “Advances in Skin & Wound Care”
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on December 3, 2019 at 6:07 pm
More wound relevant quality measures are under consideration by CMS for depiction on Physician Compare in 2020.
UPDATE: Wounds are a SYMPTOM – What’s the Diagnosis? Crowdsourcing Tough Wound Diagnoses
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on December 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm
A few weeks ago we began an experiment right here on this blog, taking a look at a complicated wound care case and "crowdsourcing" the diagnosis. We thought it would be fun to share some of the comments to date, along with some follow-up comments from me.
Revisiting “Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving”
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on November 27, 2019 at 10:48 pm
A life story you just can’t make up.
Diamonds May NOT Be a Girl’s Best Friend
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on November 20, 2019 at 5:39 pm
As part of my holistic approach to wound management, I offered to wear this ring for awhile so the patient wouldn’t risk cutting herself with it again. For some reason she didn’t agree to that plan. I had to be satisfied with requesting a home health PT evaluation for an in-home fall risk assessment. Sigh.
Debridement Disgrace – Don’t Traumatize Inflammatory Ulcers
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on November 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm