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Hospitals Direct Patients for Profits

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently published an article "Hospitals Push Doctors To Keep Referrals In-House" documenting a practice we have seen from the local hospital systems for years. Patients present to their primary care provider or other hospital-employed physician to receive medical advice or treatment. Frequently the provider suggests further diagnostic testing or referral [...]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Definition Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) also previously known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a complex condition occurring after injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack. It is a chronic, painful condition that usually affects a single limb after an injury. It is believed to be caused by damage to or malfunction of the nervous [...]

Electromyogram (EMG) & Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Electromyogram Overview: Needle Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Study; Calf Photo Credit Xerostomia / Flicker Electrodiagnostic tests evaluate diseases of the nerves and muscles. Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) are two components of the same test usually performed together to test whether your muscles and nerves are working [...]

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