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Reminder: Required Continuing Medical Education

The Texas Medical Board requires physicians to complete 48 hours of Continuing Medical Education every 12 to 24 months depending on your licensure cycle. Licenses that end in an even number expire in years that end in an even numbered year and licenses that end in an odd number expire in odd numbered years.

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July Winner - Where in the UTMB

Congratulations to Meagan Aldridge, Residency Program Coordinator II in the Department of Surgery, CT Division.

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Lucy Villarreal, MD

Congratulations to Dr. Lucy Villarreal, the Academy of Master Clinicians' August Clinician of the Month.

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Check Your Vision: August is National Eye Exam Month

The eyes serve as a window to health, as a routine exam may reveal not only vision problems but also high blood pressure, diabetes, and even some types of cancer. National Eye Exam Month, observed each year in August, reminds us that comprehensive eye exams are essential preventive health care.

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Tackling Chronic Cough: Getting to the Cause

Chronic cough is a commonly encountered clinical complaint across a multitude of specialties. We are all likely to encounter it in both our professional and personal lives. UTMB's Director of Voice and Swallow, Dr. David Bracken, shares more about this common concern.

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Healing Through Renewed Confidence

Jill Resendez, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, a nurse practitioner in the Division of Plastic Surgery, has found her passion in helping individuals regain their confidence.

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Amputation Operative Notes

Choosing the specific amputation procedure code from the surgeon’s operative note can be a challenge for coders. If there is not enough information to know where the amputation took place, the coder will query the surgeon.


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