Disasters Remind First Responders to Update Hazmat Training

Arizonans don’t have to worry about hurricanes, which have caused the release of hazardous materials. However, the Southwest does experience flash floods, high winds, haboobs and wildfires that can trigger leaks of toxic substances into communities, posing serious health risks.…

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Marvin Weisbard, MD 1928-2017

Marvin Weisbard, MD, Tucson psychiatrist and neurologist, died August 12, 2017. He had just celebrated turning 88. Born August 10, 1928, in New York, New York, Weisbard started practicing psychiatry in Tucson in 1969 after completing an internship and residency…

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PMP compliance takes effect in just a few weeks

The Arizona Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) requirements to check the PMP goes into effect on October 16; the requirements require prescribers to obtain a patient utilization report.  It’s important that you understand the new law before it goes…

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ADHS releases draft opioid guidelines and action plan

The Arizona Department of Health Services recently released two very important documents concerning opioid prescribing and the health services' opioid action plan. You can find a draft of ADHS’ revised opioid prescribing guidelines here and their action plan here. The…

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Encouraging patients to post online reviews

Of course, doctors love it when someone writes something positive, but it can be really discouraging when someone writes something negative. But there are ways to turn a negative review around or having the complaint removed. “While you can’t always…

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Iserson featured in 20/20 segment Sept. 13

Ken Iserson, MD, Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona and PCMS member, is featured in an upcoming ABC 20/20 segment on improvised medical practices used to save lives. Iserson is in one of four segments on…

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UA adds five primary care physicians to staff

Banner University Medical Group welcomed five new physicians to the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine. All of the new staff members will be primary care physicians.   Anthony Arnold, MD Dr.…

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Banner University Medical Center Ranked Among Top Hospitals

Banner University Medical Center Tucson has been ranked among the best hospitals in the nation for cancer, geriatrics, gynecology and pulmonary care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Hospitals’ ratings, and as “high performing” in four other medical specialties. The publication also rated Banner University…

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