Stories from Texas Medicine, June 2018

Federal Bill Would Limit Opioid Scrips for Acute Pain - 04/22/2019

The proposed three-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain would be one of the more impactful provisions for pain doctors and their patients. Exceptions would include prescriptions for chronic pain, cancer care, hospice or end-of-life care, and pain treatment that’s part of palliative care.


Out of the Shadows - 04/22/2019

Lubbock physicians shine a light on sex trafficking and get victims needed care.


Swat Team - 07/27/2018

How is Texas coping with the deadly diseases that come from bugs?


Texas Physicians Adjust to Electronic Communication - 06/25/2018

  Texas physicians adjust to electronic communication.


Is Your Board Certification Safe? - 06/19/2018

Even a minor disciplinary order could pose risks to your board certification. One Texas subspecialist in an underserved area lost his certification, without warning or a chance to argue his case, when the TMB cited him for some minor missteps.


Talk to Patients About: Pneumococcal Disease - 06/19/2018

Your patients might not have heard of pneumococcal bacteria, but they probably know some of its serious conditions: Pneumonia, meningitis, sinusitis, blood infections, and ear infections.


Clinic in the Colonias - 06/19/2018

Student-run clinic helps the medically underserved while educating future physicians.


This Surgeon Puts Broken Spurs Back in the NBA Saddle - 06/19/2018

David R. Schmidt, MD, team physician for the San Antonio Spurs