Photo

Omicron - Have Vaccines Met Their Match?

Why are there so many breakthrough infections with the Omicron variant? Dr. Dery advises us to remind our patients that vaccines are like seat belts and explains why the Omicron variant is creating such a dramatic rise in cases.

Photo

How the Expansion of Medicaid Affects Healthcare Inequities

Inequity in healthcare starts when states don’t expand Medicaid. MarkAlain Dery, DO, FACOI, discusses how states that have expanded Medicaid have the money and resources to provide much-needed care access to vulnerable communities compared to the twelve states that have not.

Photo

The Omicron Variant and Inequity of Vaccine Distribution

As the newest variant, Omicron has reared its head, causing new concerns about its potential effects, MarkAlain Dery, DO, FACOI, says the underlying problem is inequity of vaccine distribution.

Photo

Social Determinants of Health

A World Economic Forum survey shared at the UN General Assembly last week revealed that very few people see health in the context of being influenced by social determinants such as the influence of housing, food insecurity, employment and inequities. Tune in to see MarkAlain, Dery, DO, FACOI, discuss the findings and how better health policy can be shaped when lawmakers have the full picture.

Photo

Gun Violence is a Public Health Threat

Gun violence is on the rise and is a dangerous public health threat. MarkAlain, Dery, DO, FACOI, believes that practicing deep listening with patients helps spot potential concerns like domestic violence and helps to identify patients trending toward acts of violence. Find out about one organization founded by a physician that views gun violence as a public health threat that must be treated based on the fundamentals of chronic disease management.

Photo

COVID-19 Vaccine: The Perils of Misinformation

COVID-19 vaccine misinformation has negatively affected the rate at which Americans are getting vaccinated. In the ACOI’s podcast series, Docs Off the Clock, Humayun "Hank" Chaudhry, DO, MACOI, and President of the Federation State Medical Boards (FSMB), discusses the threat of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and disinformation to controlling the pandemic and to public health.

Photo

What is Long COVID and What Are The Symptoms?

A recent study finds that those previously hospitalized with COVID-19 have a significant risk of developing cardiovascular disease even a year after. MarkAlain Dery, DO, FACOI also discusses the inflated price of the new Merck COVID drug and some hopeful news about a malaria vaccine.

Photo

How Physicians Can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

Too many Americans are making the decision to forgo the COVID-19 vaccine based on misinformation oftentimes spread on social media. MarkAlain Dery, DO, FACOI, discusses how some of those consequences have been fatal and how physicians can help stop the rumors.

Photo

Physician Health and Wellness: Finding Balance in Today's World

This podcast explores the importance of physician health and wellness through the eyes of a physician who tragically experienced first-hand the importance of addressing the daily stresses and burdens of being a physician in today's healthcare system. Julie Sterbank, DO, FACOI, MPH provides advice on how to shed the belief that physicians must be superhuman and shares the importance of knowing how to disengage, find time away from work and rediscover what gives you joy while balancing the demands of the mounting pressures of being a physician.

Photo

Physician Suicide Awareness and the Lorna Breen Act

As rates of suicide are increasing, we are seeing an “epidemic within a pandemic.” MarkAlain Dery, DO, FACOI explores the facts and what DOs can do to recognize at-risk patients and well as signs from colleagues who may have suicidal ideations. Physicians are at risk as one of the occupations with the highest suicide death rates. Let’s be there for each other.

Photo

Physician Contract Review

Are you accepting your first position as an employed physician or maybe changing your current practice arrangement? In the ACOI’s new podcast series, Docs Off the Clock, Sheila Mints, Esq., healthcare transactional expert, explores the physician contract review process for physicians looking to enter into an employment agreement. Tune in and hear Sheila’s thoughts about the expectations that can affect both the physician and the practice, including restrictive covenants and workplace culture.

Photo

Physician Suicide Tragedy Influences Member’s View of Prioritizing Wellness

Insights From the Wellness Task Force - Dr. Julie Sterbank speaks on the loss of a colleague to suicide and the importance of finding ways to protect ourselves and each other.

Stay True to Why You Pursued Medicine.

BECOME A MEMBER