Few scenarios are more daunting for physicians as the prospect of responding to a complaint before the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MBMP) or a report to the National Practitioner Databank (NPDB).
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric orthopedic specialty care. The hospital’s providers believe in treating the whole child, not just their physical ailments. Board-certified, pediatric orthopedic surgeons are dedicated to delivering quality, family-centered health care. 
From the most complex limb reattachments following a trauma to the simplest mole removals, North Memorial Medical Center’s plastic and reconstructive surgery team delivers comprehensive care to the Upper Midwest and beyond.
These days, many graduate from college with student loan debt. During the past six years, I’ve seen many young physicians struggle to repay student loan debt even with relatively high incomes. Most young physicians I work with have, or will have, six figure incomes, but they also have six-figure debt loads. I’ve seen situations where student loan debt is as high as $500,000.
Minnesota Valley Surgery Center is at the forefront of orthopedic innovation. By introducing MAKOplasty, a robot-assisted surgical modality that improves partial knee and total hip joint replacement outcomes by enhancing operative precision, Minnesota Valley Surgery Center is transforming arthritis treatment in the Twin Cities.
A 31 year-old man presented with a four-month history of pruritic vesicles and crusts on his forearms, scalp, posterior neck and backside. He is otherwise healthy and on no medications. What is your diagnosis?
Since most of us just finished filing our annual tax returns last month, this might seem like a strange time to start thinking about taxes again. Most of us would just like to forget the entire tax-filing experience and hope that it goes away forever. 
Facing a peer-review process in which alleged clinical incompetence or serious behavior concerns are at issue can be terrifying for physicians. Careers can be truly threatened, as this process can result in a report to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)1 under the requirements of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA).2
Q: As a Neurologist treating patients with neurological diseases, how can a Prosthodontist be a valuable part of the treatment team for my patients?
A 33 year-old over-the-road truck driver had a tender, inflamed cyst above his gluteal cleft. It ruptured, producing blood and pus, and has been draining intermittently for the past two years. He said his father and brother had similar lesions that required surgical removal. What’s your diagnosis?
Treating movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease requires a coordinated approach that utilizes a wide array of conservative and technologically advanced treatments.
This is the second article in a two-part series dealing with contributing factors to investment failure, which high net worth investors often face. This month, we’ll take a look at a second major contributor to investment failure: time — or more accurately, our misperception of it. While most investors believe they invest with a long-term investment perspective in mind, in reality, they tend to react to short-term market swings that often derail longer-term objectives.
Minnesota has adopted a statute that protects a “review organization” from disclosure of information acquired “in the exercise of its duties and functions.” 
Q: As a primary care physician assisting patients in their recovery, what should I know about the effects of drugs and alcohol on their oral cavity?
A patient came in with red, extremely itchy blisters on the top of his left foot that started one month ago. 
Men in the Twin Cities area can no longer point to inconvenience as a reason to avoid receiving proper medical care. Board-certified experts at Urology Associates Ltd. collaborate with other specialists at the Men’s Health Clinic at Minnetonka Medical Center to offer the full continuum of men’s healthcare services.
Most investors face two big disconnects, both of which generally precipitate investment failure. One is the inability to articulate what they want to achieve with their investment plan, which results in focusing on things like past performance and alpha to gauge success. The second disconnect involves time. Most believe in investing with a long-term investment horizon, yet they consistently react to short-term market swings. This month, I will discuss the first problem and next month, the second.
This article presents an overview of a medical organization’s internal process that generally follows when serious issues involving a physician’s alleged misconduct or clinical competence arise in the workplace. These issues can be career-threatening for the affected physician, and there are important employment rights to consider throughout the process.
Geriatric patients — those 85 years of age and older — are the fastest growing segment of the patient population. The geriatric medicine specialist’s focus is on health promotion, disease prevention and treatment of diseases and disabilities, as geriatric patients often present with multiple chronic illnesses of varying complexity.
A 50-year-old woman presents with a fingernail separating from her finger. She reports that it seemed to happen “overnight.” She washes her dishes by hand twice daily, plays the piano three to five times per week, and works with a computer keyboard, updating her daily music blog. She is otherwise healthy and takes no medications other than a daily multivitamin with iron. What’s your diagnosis?