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Welcome New APP Director, Laura Ellender

The Faculty Group Practice is pleased to welcome Laura Ellender, MSN, RN, CEN, FNP-C, to the role of Director, Advanced Practice Providers!

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Get to Know UTMB's New Otolaryngology Chair, Dr. Nausheen Jamal

UTMB’s Department of Otolaryngology has established a strong reputation for excellence. Its new chair, Dr. Nausheen Jamal, is eager to build up the department and gain even greater recognition for its multitude of assets.

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Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

The provision of healthcare involves many challenges, some of which require us to recognize and navigate ethical dilemmas. Many hospitals, including the UTMB system, have an entire service dedicated to helping people navigate these dilemmas.

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Evaluation and Management Services Based on Total Time

With the new 2021 E/M coding guidelines for office visits and most recently, the new 2023 E/M coding guidelines for inpatient services published by the AMA and approved by CMS, we find many providers, nationwide, billing based on Total Time instead of Medical-Decision-Making (MDM).

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Alok Makam, MD

Congratulations to Alok Makam, MD, the Academy of Master Clinicians' September Clinician of the Month. Dr. Makam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.

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August Winner - Where in the UTMB

Congratulations to Ravi S. Radhakrishnan, MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP, FAHA, Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Surgery.

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A Nuanced Approach Brings Relief for Allergy Sufferers

For patients experiencing allergy issues, finding relief may not be as simple as picking up an over-the-counter medication. But with the right guidance from a physician, an effective solution can be just as attainable.


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