USF Health/Morsani College of Medicine Leader Charles Lockwood, MD, shares vision for 2015

 

Since relocating from snowy Ohio to balmy Tampa Bay earlier this year, Charles Lockwood, MD, MHCM, has been deftly juggling existing projects, emerging ventures and collaborative strategies to advance the impressive body of work established by his predecessor, Stephen Klasko, MD.

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USF Health/Morsani College of Medicine Leader Charles Lockwood, MD, shares vision for 2015

 

Since relocating from snowy Ohio to balmy Tampa Bay earlier this year, Charles Lockwood, MD, MHCM, has been deftly juggling existing projects, emerging ventures and collaborative strategies to advance the impressive body of work established by his predecessor, Stephen Klasko, MD.

By LYNNE JETER

HEALTHCARE LEADER: Alan Pillersdorf, MD

President, Florida Medical Association

 

Whether it’s been for his family, his patients or his profession, Alan Pillersdorf has a long history of giving.

By JEFF WEBB

PHYSICAN SPOTLIGHT: Allen Weiss, MD

Chairman of the Board, Florida Hospital Association

 

It is an acute understatement to say these are challenging times in the healthcare industry. So, when you have as many issues to advocate for as does the leadership of the Florida Hospital Association, it stands to reason the responsibility should be entrusted to a person with a skill set that includes the ability to juggle myriad topics that directly affect policies and patients.

By JEFF WEBB

December 2014

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.

MedPage TodayThe Slippery Slope: A Bittersweet Diabetes EconomyMedPage Todaysavesaved; ">. by John Fauber, Elbert Chu, and Coulter Jones. In 1997, a group of experts convened by the American Diabetes Association changed the definition of type 2 diabetes, lowering the blood sugar threshold, and instantly as many as 1.9 million ...diabetes drugs approved by the FDAMilwaukee Journal Sentinelall 9 news articles »

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 14:58

New York TimesPharmacy Deal Heralds Changed Landscape for Hepatitis DrugsNew York TimesIn a sign that price competition may take hold for hepatitis C drugs, the nation's largest manager of prescriptions will require all patients to use AbbVie's newly approved treatment rather than two widely used medicines from its rival Gilead Sciences.Express Scripts Shuns Gilead in Hepatitis C Deal With AbbVieBusinessweekExpress Scripts to cover AbbVie hepatitis C drug, drops Gilead treatmentReutersNew Hepatitis C Drug Gets Helping HandWall Street JournalSeeking Alpha -STLtoday.com -RTT Newsall 38 news articles »

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 23:01

Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do?KMUWI'm a proud nurse from a proud family of nurses, yet I would never claim that a layperson would enjoy watching mainstream medical dramas with us. We end up yelling at the screen: "There is nothing about that sexy get-up that remotely resembles a nursing ...and more »

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 04:21

CBS Local271 Minnesota Schools Have Reported Flu OutbreaksCBS LocalST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities. Through the end of last week, 203 new schools reported outbreaks, compared with 19 the previous week. That raised the number ...and more »

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 09:36

SFGateBrace yourselves for a nasty flu season in Bay AreaSFGate58°F San Francisco. antioch; concord; fairfield; hayward; livermore; mill valley; mountain view; napa; oakland; palo alto; richmond; san carlos; san francisco; san jose; santa rosa. Sign InRegister. Sections. SFGatevisit|Home|navigation-www|1.Flu Season to Be Particularly Nasty This YearApex TribuneMight As Well Get Your Flu Shot, It's A Tough Year to Beat The FluDiabetes InsiderThe CDC confirms outbreak of Flu: 29 states already hitThe Westside StoryEmpire State Tribune -Grand Forks Herald -CBS Newsall 258 news articles »

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 22:08