Jon Minor MD Joins SPARCC Staff at New Facility

Jon Minor MD, has been named Co-Medical Director of the SPARCC Sports Medicine Rehabilitation and Concussion Center. The new facility opened in February at 5199 E. Farness Rd, Ste 100. Minor is a pediatric non-operative sports medicine physician who is…

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UA Offers Spanish Program to Develop Bilingual Physicians

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is launching a medical Spanish training program for residents and fellows to better serve the needs of the city’s Spanish-speaking population. “A large portion of our population is predominately Spanish-speaking,” says Victoria Murrain, DO,…

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Grant Helps UA Researchers Study NEC in Infants

A new $1.9 million grant at the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center will help researchers  discover ways to prevent a deadly disease that affects thousands of premature infants annually. Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), an inflammatory gastrointestinal disease, is one of the…

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Three docs share stories on surviving burnout

It was a dead-end job. Everything was the same, every day. Marquette, Mich.-based family physician Jennifer Dehlin, MD, saw her life stretched out before her and wasn’t excited about her role as a physician. She was only in her 30s.…

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Helping physicians recognize they’re burned out

Physician burnout is not an isolated phenomenon. According to a 2015 Mayo Clinic study, nearly 55 percent of physicians reported at least one symptom of burnout including emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, or a sense of decreased personal accomplishment. By 2017, a…

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ADHS launches clinician opioid assistance hotline

Arizona has launched one of the nation’s first 24/7 hotlines providing free, real-time consultations for clinicians with complex patients with pain and opioid use disorders.  The first-of-its-kind hotline is staffed by medical experts at the Poison and Drug Information Centers…

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The fight against paint-by-number medicine

Many doctors tell a similar story. A patient is responding well to a particular drug or treatment, and it’s inexpensive. Then the payer stops coverage for it, forcing the doctor to try new options, which don’t work as well. The…

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