June 2015


In this Issue

Levodopa 2.0

A look at the latest therapies for Parkinson's Disease.



The Penalty Era: The Next Phase in Medicine

New proposed rule changes spell an uncertain future for the Meaningful Use program.

By Mark Kaufmann, MD

Antiplatelet Therapy and Lacunar Stroke: Still a Match

A new meta-analysis does not support dual-antiplatelet therapy, but monotherapy may help.

With Ashkan Shoamanesh, MD


Levodopa 2.0: New Strategies to Even Out the Peaks and Valleys

An update on the newest pharmacologic options to manage symptoms of PD.

By Rachel Dolhun, MD, The Michael J. Fox Foundation


Tax Planning: The Best Asset Protection Is Not Asset Protection… Is Yours?

All asset protection plans are not created equal. In fact, some will not even work if they ever are relied on.

By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA and Jason M. O’Dell, MS, CWM

Open Payments Update: Will More Data + More Errors = More Physician Peril?

An early look at samples from the full 2014 Open Payments records suggests that physicians must be ready to review their records before they go public.

By Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq, and Steven K. Ladd

Expert Opinion: A Review of the Evaluation and Treatment of Heel Pain, Part 1

A panel of specialists walks you through the assessment of heel pain. Part 2 will review various diagnoses for heel pain.

By Kevin H. Trinh, MD; Eduardo Chen, MD; Dana Sutton, MD; Gerard DeGregoris, III, MD; Eddie Papa, DO; Fergie-Ross; Montero-Cruz, DO; Shoji Ishigami, MD; Nicholas A. Ciotola, DPM, MA; Matvey Yagudayev, DPM PGY-1; William D. Spielfogel, DPM, FACFAS; Pierce J. Ferriter, MD; Steven Mandel, MD; Steve M. Aydin, DO

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