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Patients get little time to say their piece

Ever feel like your doctor is watching the clock? You're not alone.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 05:16am EDT

Tags: Lori Lundin,

More doctors taking flat fee instead of insurance

It used to be known as "concierge medicine" -- doctors who don't take health insurance, and accept monthly flat fees for personalized service. But it's not just for the rich and famous anymore.

Monday - 04/07/2014, 04:40am EDT

Tags: michelle murillo, Alan Neuhauser

Washington-area orthopedists launch mega group

More than 130 orthopedic surgeons across the Mid-Atlantic region are forming a group that will contract with insurance carriers as a single unit, a practice executives say is the largest independent orthopedic business in the country.

Monday - 01/06/2014, 03:34pm EST

Tags: Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics,

Doctors make house calls to D.C.'s senior population

A program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is delivering care to D.C.'s most vulnerable population.

Saturday - 11/09/2013, 07:55am EST

Tags: Health, house call, Dr. De Jonge, Rachel Nania, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

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Affordable Care Act could lead to doctor shortage

How long does it take you to get an appointment with your doctor? If the Affordable Care Act goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014, as planned, bringing an estimated 20 million people into the health care system, it could take longer.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 07:58am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Affordable Care Act,

Virginia Hospital Center corralling physician groups

Virginia Hospital Center is consolidating its 100-plus employed physicians into one multi-specialty group under a single brand, building market clout and tightening doctor ties to the parent hospital in an effort to better control cost and quality.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 03:04pm EDT

Tags: hospitals, Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington,

D.C. ranks last for doctors going digital

In 2012, 22.4 percent of Washington, D.C.'s office-based doctors used basic electronic medical records, Bloomberg reports, significantly lower than the national average of 39.6 percent.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 04:00am EDT

Tags: medical records

Prince George's hopes to bring doctors to underserved community

Maryland is the first state in the nation to designate "health enterprise zones" in hopes of luring more medical resources to the community.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 05:45am EDT

Tags: health care,

Diagnostic errors prove deadly for thousands

Tens of thousands of people die each year, even though they're going to the doctor. The problem comes from a simple misdiagnosis.

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 10:42am EDT

Tags: prevention, medicine, veronica robinson,

WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 08:49am EDT

Tags: morning stories, flying car, Titanic, Redskins, coyote,

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