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Today’s Rundown

  1. New report says primary care salaries jumped by $22K in 2016
  2. 89% of Americans value their relationships with primary care doctors
  3. ​​​​​​​Pediatricians should have open dialogue with parents about gun safety, study says
  4. Whistleblower doctor who raised issue of concurrent surgeries wins lawsuit

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New report says primary care salaries jumped by $22K in 2016

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 The average salary offered to primary care doctors being placed in new jobs jumped significantly in 2016, and in an effort to attract doctors signing bonuses increased in rural and mid-sized communities, according to a new report. The average salary grew from $207,041 in 2015 to $229,734 in 2016, not including signing bonuses, according to a report from The Medicus Firm, a physician recruitment company.

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89% of Americans value their relationships with primary care doctors

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 In a national survey, 89% of Americans said it’s important to have a relationship with a physician who knows their health background and family and medical history. The poll, conducted on behalf of the Health is Primary campaign from Family Medicine for America’s Health, found strong support for primary care.


​​​​​​​Pediatricians should have open dialogue with parents about gun safety, study says

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Children are at high risk for firearm injuries, and pediatricians can play a role in reducing those dangers by having frank conversations with parents about firearm safety, according to a new study. Children’s National Health System’s research found that parents are likely to think that their guns are stored more safely than they actually are.


Whistleblower doctor who raised issue of concurrent surgeries wins lawsuit

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 A neurosurgeon who raised concerns about concurrent surgeries at a hospital in New York state has won a lawsuit, as a judge found his challenge of the controversial practice cost him his job. New York Supreme Court Justice James P. Murphy ruled after a bench trial that University Hospital in Syracuse, New York, retaliated against James Holsapple, M.D., after he spoke out about a spine surgeon running two operating rooms at once.

News of Note

More than a quarter of Americans—and 1 in 3 millennials—say they know someone addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers, according to a new survey from the American Psychiatric Association. Three-quarters of respondents said they believe that people can beat the addiction. APA announcement A handful of musically talented doctors at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver are doing more than treating patients’ physical symptoms. The physicians also are soothing their souls with music. KDVR report Georgiana Medical Center in Alabama reacted to the news that one of its doctors died over the weekend while climbing Mount Everest. Officials released a statement saying the news of the death of Roland Yearwood, M.D., was “devastating and heart wrenching" and remembered him as a “selfless, strong physician respected by all of his colleagues." WSFA report

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