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Physician Salaries Ranked by Hourly Rate
Using the most recent yearly figures from the Medscape 2022 Compensation Report and the typical hours spent as provided by the American Association of Medical Colleges, it is not surprising to see primary care specializations at the bottom of the list and specialists at the top. Anesthesiologists work lengthy shifts and earn a middle-of-the-road hourly rate. Dermatologists enjoy a healthy work-life balance and high earnings — it should come as no surprise that it’s one of the hardest fields to break into — but no one is surprised that PCPs are working hard for less money.
All Specialties September 19th 2022
What Clinicians Need to Know About the DSM-5-TR Updates
With regard to his panel, “DSM-5 Text Revision (DSM-5-TR): What’s New and What’s Different,” which was presented at Psych Congress Elevate 2022, Michael B. First, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City, and editor and co-chair of the DSM-5-TR, responds to questions in this Q&A. The updated text’s main revisions to the “Introduction” and “Use” sections are discussed by Dr. First, who also explains the new diagnoses it now includes and provides his thoughts on how the enhanced text will help psychiatrists in their daily work.
Psychiatry July 26th 2022
10 Specialties with the Lowest Hourly Rate
What do family physicians and infectious disease doctors have in common? They are both medical specialties that pay the lowest when factored for number of hours worked. Read the full list to see if your specialty is among the lowest paid in the US. The results might be surprising.
All Specialties March 29th 2022
Nation’s Largest Staffing Firm Will Pay $15 Million to Emergency Physicians
A class action lawsuit against TeamHealth has concluded with a $15 million award settlement to be shared by some 3,000 emergency physicians in almost every US state. The doctors named in the court case alleged that TeamHealth, one of the nation’s largest medical staffing companies with 15,000 physicians, and its subsidiary Paragon Contracting Services, LLC, were in breach of their contracts and secretly cheated doctors out of a portion of the bonuses they were promised. The physicians claimed that their contracts required TeamHealth to pay them a bonus when they supervised care provided by a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or other advanced practice provider (APP), but that did not happen.
Emergency Medicine March 22nd 2022
A Neurosurgeon Finds Another Reason to Stay in Clinical Practice
In an editorial published in KevinMD.com, a neurosurgeon discusses the myriad reasons she chooses to stay in clinical practice when many of her colleagues are leaving. The reasons range from job satisfaction from treating patients to family and financial considerations.
Internal Medicine March 15th 2022
Eight Scary Financial Mistakes Physicians Make with Their Money
Just because they are highly educated and high-income earners does not mean physicians are immune from making bad financial decisions. Poor investment decisions, failure to plan for taxes, and escalating debt loads are just a few of the financial issues that plague doctors across the US.
All Specialties February 1st 2022