Coronavirus (Covid-19) and young medical professionals: How the pandemic affects the start of a medical career

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and young medical professionals: How the pandemic affects the start of a medical career

The Covid-19 pandemic has been extremely hard on everyone in the medical field. Experienced  professionals have their hands more than full with sudden patient deaths, hospital overflows and supply shortages, but it’s also been very hard on nursing students, residents, fellows and recent graduates just entering the field, who have been forced to alter the […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the doctor: Primary care, telemedicine and unpreparedness

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the doctor: Primary care, telemedicine and unpreparedness

Continuing our series of interviews with doctors about the Covid-19 era, I spoke with a primary care internist who works in Westchester County, just north of New York City. He spoke on the condition that I not use his name. His work life changed completely — the practice began doing a lot of telemedicine visits, […]

How much does an annual well-woman exam cost? Things you should know

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How much does an annual well-woman exam cost? Things you should know

(Updated, January 2019) How much does an annual well-woman gynecological exam cost? It’s recommended that all adult women have an annual gynecological exam — also known as a “well woman exam” — that includes a health history, breast exam, pelvic exam, Pap smear, physical exam and complete health screening. But what does it cost? Well, […]