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It’s time for a common-sense approach to the opioid crisis

Author: Dr. Bartley Bryt — We are an instant-gratification society. Take, for example, our online shopping habits. If a vendor can’t ship your item immediately, you’ll buy it elsewhere. We want everything NOW. Medicine and health, however, are long-term propositions. For example, you can’t fix someone’s diabetes overnight. It takes years of changing habits and modifying […]

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ER, Urgent Care or PCP – Where should I go for health care?

Author: Dr. Bartley Bryt — Urgent care centers are a little like Starbucks: They seem to be popping up on every corner. Well, there’s a good reason for this, and it has to do with (you guessed it) money. Urgent care centers are like a primary care physician, but in a storefront, and without any continuity […]

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Tales from the Front Line: 3 Pitfalls to Avoid when Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Author: Zev Eigen — Many states have recently adopted laws that require companies of all sizes to close the gender pay gap. The principle underlying these laws is simple: pay men and women based on their contributions to the work being performed without regard to gender. However, for employers trying to comply with these laws, […]

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Living with Chronic Conditions

Author: Dr. Bartley Bryt — Chronic conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and diabetes are responsible for most of our nation’s health care costs. More than 40% of New York adults suffer from chronic conditions, which refer to diseases that persists over time and are not passed from person to person. Healthy diet, exercise, and […]

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Why – and where – we need transparency in health care

Author: Dr. Bartley Bryt — The cost of health care is hidden from consumers, and is rarely presented at point of care, if at all. And most consumers are unaware of the variability in unit costs. For example, in 2014, the “usual and customary” surgeon’s fee for gall bladder surgery in Queens, New York, was about […]

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