National Doctors Day

March 30, 2017

Happy National Doctors Day!The healthcare environment is more complex now than ever. With more advancements, tools and information at their fingertips doctors have an overwhelming job to diagnose and treat their patients every day. Today, we would like to say thank you to all of our ApolloMD physicians... read more

ED Evaluation | Is it time to make a change?

March 22, 2017

ED Evaluation | Is it time to make a change?Deciding whether to explore options for your provider group is one of the more difficult decisions an administrator faces with regard to the emergency department. A number of factors – both objective and subjective – can and should be considered. The... read more

Match Day | What Happens Next?

March 14, 2017

Match Day | What Happens Next? A letter to the newest Emergency Medicine ResidentsDear First Year Residents, You’ve just experienced what seems like the most important day of your life – Match Day. While in many aspects it is, it’s also just the beginning of many more “most important days ever.”... read more

Successful Strategies to Reduce LWBS

March 2, 2017

Successful Strategies to Reduce LWBSLeft Without Being Seen (LWBS) is a healthcare term often used by emergency departments (ED) to designate a patient encounter that ended with the patient leaving the healthcare setting before he/she could be seen by a certified physician. A low LWBS rate is a reflection... read more

Heart Health | Treating Chest Pain in the ER

February 14, 2017

Heart Health | Treating Chest Pain in the ERWith patients presenting with chest pain six to eight million times each year, it’s understandable that clinicians in the ER need to be well versed on properly identifying the symptoms of a heart issue/attack. Many other conditions mimic the typical heart... read more

What is EMTALA? | Overview and Keys to Compliance

February 7, 2017

What is EMTALA? | Overview & Keys to ComplianceCongress enacted the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) in 1986 as part of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985. It was originally designed to prevent hospitals from refusing to see patients based on their... read more

Beyond the Hospital Walls | Transitional Care

January 17, 2017

Beyond the Hospital Walls Dr. Sunil Pandya on Transitional CareWith the ever changing climate of healthcare, now more than ever there is a stress on hospitals to decrease patients’ length of stay (LOS). Patients expect to be seen quicker, get well faster and discharge as soon as possible. Hospitals... read more

Physician Assistant Job Search | Evaluating Opportunities

January 6, 2017

Physician Assistant Job Search | Evaluating OpportunitiesAs you interview for physician assistant (PA) job opportunities, there is so much to consider before officially accepting the perfect position. Evaluating each job takes both time, effort and great attention to detail. Looking beyond the posted... read more

How to Become a Medical Director

December 14, 2016

How to Become a Medical Director Q&A of Stories, Advice and Best PracticesEffective communication; ability to coach, influence and engage a team; and continuing education are just some of the characteristics a great leader possesses. Success as a medical director goes beyond exhibiting outstanding... read more

From Military Medic to GCEP Medical Director of the Year

December 7, 2016

From Military Medic to GCEP Medical Director of the Year Rolando Torres, MD Named GCEP 2016 ED Director of the YearRolando Torres, M.D., illustrates dedication to supporting others, both clinically and professionally, which has earned admiration by many who have crossed his path. So much so, that the... read more