Table of Contents: April 2018

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Volume 114, Number 4 — April 2018

Cover Story (pages 30-35)

Letting ZDoggMD off the chain
The “Weird Al of medicine” shares his prescription for fixing health care.
By Sean Price

Practice Management (pages 10-13)

Battling burnout
Some quarters of organized medicine offer physicians tools, outlets for their frustration. By Joey Berlin

Legislative Affairs (pages 16-17)

Surprise! Balance billing still a focus at the Capitol By Joey Berlin

Q&A: Jorge Alvarez, MD, Cardiologist (page 28)

Feature: Dreams do come true (pages 36-37)
A group of El Paso medical students has spent the last year bringing magical moments to sick kids. By Sean Price

Public Health (pages 38-42)

The “future” of pain treatment?
A Fort Worth anesthesiology group is working toward eliminating opioids. Is it possible?

Infographic (page 42)
Talk to patients about: Measles  

Law (pages 44-47)

The Risk of speaking up
Whistleblowing may be ethical, but physician protections for it could stand to improve. By Joey Berlin

Also in This Issue

 Profile (pages 48) 
Giving the world a helping hand 
Odessa-area physician takes his skills overseas to help those facing war and poverty. By Joey Berlin

Commentary (page 14)
Think of the good things in medicine, tooBy Joseph Hesse, MD

Imaging: TMA Facebook Takeover (page 18)

Rounds: Medicine wins big in primaries (page 20)

Deaths (page 24)


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