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SLU: Physicians Should Screen Elderly for Frailty

SLU Geriatrician Leads Team of International Experts on New Research ST. LOUIS — Everyone older than 70 should be checked for frailty, a condition that is both easily treated and potentially deadly, according to an article by representatives from six major international and U.S. medical organizations. “Frailty is extraordinarily common, affecting between 5 and 10 […]

Missouri Professionals Mutual Launches Disability Insurance Program for Missouri and Kansas Physicians

ST. LOUIS, June 3, 2013 – Missouri Professionals Mutual (MPM), a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance in Missouri and Kansas, is making available to physicians in both states as much as $1.5 million in disability insurance for injuries and illnesses that interrupt or end their ability to practice medicine, it was announced today. […]

Commentary Opposes Proposed “Denial of Care” Legislation

Commentary published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch April 25, 2013 by Ed Weisbart, MD. Law Should Not Put Doctors’ Wishes Over Patient Health As a family physician who has practiced for 34 years and treated tens of thousands of patients, I’m strongly opposed to a bill moving quickly through the Missouri Legislature that would protect […]

SLMMS Member Timothy Eberlein, MD, elected president of surgical association

Read full article (Washington University) Timothy Eberlein, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and an SLMMS member, has been elected president of the Southern Surgical Association. One of the nation’s leading medical groups, the association is dedicated to furthering the study and practice of surgery, […]

Mercy plans $300 million upgrade for Jefferson Hospital

St. Louis Business Journal April 26, 2013 Link to full article Mercy plans to invest more than $300 million in its latest acquisition: Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City. The health care system plans to spend $110 million on a new patient tower at the renamed Mercy Hospital Jefferson that will transition the now […]

Why medical charges appear to be so high and still growing

Commentary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Steven H. Lipstein, president and CEO of BJC HealthCareJanuary 15, 2013 In Jan. 6 editions of the Post-Dispatch and the New York Times, both newspapers reported that medical charges and health insurance premiums are increasing. To better understand why medical charges and health insurance premiums appear high already […]

Siteman Cancer Center opens South County location

Read full article. (Washington University) The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine began seeing patients Jan. 7 at Siteman’s newest outpatient location, in south St. Louis County. Located at Interstate 55 and Butler Hill Road, Siteman Cancer Center-South County offers access to the same advanced treatments, including more than […]

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