August 2017 bestPT Newsletter: Persisting Problems with Leftover Prescriptions

August, 2017 Newsletter

Leftover opiods are a common problem after surgery.

by Lindsey Tanner

CHICAGO — Surgery patients often end up with leftover opioid painkillers and store the remaining pills improperly at home, a study suggests.

The research raises concerns about over prescribing addictive medicine that could end in the wrong hands…

 


 

6 New members joined bestPT  in July 2017.

Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength.

 

Let’s welcome bestPT newest members!

Samantha Monahan of Bassett Physical Therapy, Stanleytown, VA

Sopia Polanco of Bit-By-Bit, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Christa Johnson of Comprehensive Hand & Rehabilitation Waterford, MI

Shalaina Russell of Kalispell Rehab, Kalispell, MT

Michele Kurkowski of Kiwi PT, Highland, MI

Norma Garcia of Two Trees Physical Therapy & Wellness, Ventura, CA


 Looking at the landscape of physical therapy practice management, we see a playing field tipped to benefit the payers and hurt the provider. The relationship between payers and providers is adversarial, but billing networks offer solid strategies that allow providers to get back into–and win–the game.

The “network effect” allows a large number of unique providers to capitalize upon their strength in numbers.  Please help us strengthen that network.

If your friend schedules a demonstration of the system, we’ll send you a $25 Amazon gift card
For each friend that you refer that joins our network, we’ll credit you $50 each month the office is contracted with us through the first year!

July 2017 bestPT: PTA, the 1st choice for a 2nd career

PTA: First Choice for a Second Career

Many PTAs began their work lives in other occupations but have come to find a home in physical therapy.

While their individual reasons may vary, many of these professionals are resuming their studies as older students focusing on a second career that is more satisfying than the work they had previously done.  Work that is emotionally fulfilling, stimulating, varied, all the while being educationally affordable and serving a hot job market.

(by Eric Ries,  at PTinMotion)

 


6 New members joined bestPT  in June 2017.

Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength.

Let’s welcome bestPT newest members!

Lauren Sahagian of Big Sky Pediatric Therapy, Austin, TX.

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Colleen Lafferty of Bit-by-Bit, Ft Lauderal, FL.

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Sarah & Linzie Schwindt of Health Rehab Solutions, Kalispell, MT

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Adrienne Martinez of Prime Therapy & Pain Center, Riverside, CA.

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Bruce Wihongi of Kiwi Pt, Highland, MI

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June 2017 bestPT: 10 Easy Ways PTs Can Promote Fitness

10 Easy Ways Physical Therapists Can Promote Fitness

Unlike many medical providers, physical therapists have ample time to talk with patients, to learn about their lives and to educate.

This extra time gives physical therapists (PTs) the opportunity to do more than help patients heal from injuries and regain mobility–they can also help them learn to pursue wellness, achieve greater fitness and possibly avoid injuries in the future.

And we’re not just talking about sports physical therapy. PTs can work with all patients to help them achieve the optimal fitness level for their level of ability.


Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in May

7 New members joined bestPT  in May 2017.

Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength.

Let’s welcome bestPT newest members!

 

 

Ingrid Cruz and Gordon David of Prime Therapy and Pain Center

Riverside, CA.  www.primetherapy1.com/

Jeanne Cunningham and Lisa Dennis of Big Sky Pediatric Therapy,

Austin, TX.   www.bigskyfriends.com/

Christopher Leck of Health Rehab Solutions,

Kalispell, MT. www.healthrehabsolutions.com/

Amy Adler of Bit-By-Bit Therapy

Fort Lauderdale, FL.  bitbybittherapy.com/

Jennifer Huyser of Northland Pediatric Physical Therapy,

Pleasant Valley, MO.   www.northlandpediatricpt.org/


Five ways technology is improving the physician-patient relationship

Few things are as perplexing to healthcare providers as the challenge of nurturing more meaningful, intimate relationships with patients in an era of rising healthcare costs.

Vendors have rolled out a number of healthcare technology solutions to address these challenges, such as app-enabled patient portals, but much of the time, these tools simply serve as data repositories — underutilized by both the patients whom they are intended to serve as well as the physicians who are supposed to be using them.

However, some physicians aren’t hesitant to adopt technology.

 

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Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in April 2017

11 New members joined bestPT  in April 2017.

Each new member benefits from and contributes to the strength of our network of physical therapists.

Let’s welcome bestPT newest members!

  1. Ahmed Abualala of Melwood Rehabilitation Center, in Upper Marlboro, MD.
  2. Sara Styles, Kelly Tennyson, and Kimberly Nicholson of Health Rehab Solutions.
  3. Glenn Hamilton of Asbury University in Wilmore, KY.
  4. Samantha Lenox of Mike Walsh Physical Therapy, in Milford, DE.
  5. Leah Larkin of Equilibrium Balance Performance Center  in Ventura, CA.
  6. Chastity Eaton of Bassett Physical Therapy, in Stanleytown, VA.
  7. Brenda Gonzalez, Jerry Parks, and Ted Stebens of Kulagy Physical Therapy.

 

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Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in March 2017

WELCOME NEW Members TO THE BESTPT TEAM!

6 New members joined bestPT  in March 2017.

Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength.

Let’s welcome bestPT newest members!

  1. Elise Kearns of Asbury University Wilmore, KY.  www.asbury.edu
  2. Krystal Showers, Elizabeth Samsell, and Holly Stewart of Bassett Physical Therapy, Stanleytown, VA.  www.bassettpt.co
  3. Vicki Gaunt of ISU Physical Therapy, Terre Haute, IN.  www.indstate.edu/pt
  4. Rosalie Bender of Physical Therapy Works Manhasset, NY.

 

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Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in February 2017

Five New Members joined bestPT in February 2017.

Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength.

Let’s welcome bestPTs newest members!

  1. Hayle Blackman and Kat Dominguez of Big Sky Pediatric in Austin, TX
  2. Natalia Zakrzeski and Alicia Perfetto of Bit-by-Bit Therapeutic Riding Center  in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  3. Chy Grabowski-Merklinger of Health Rehab Solutions in Kalispell, MT

 

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Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in December 2016

Two New Members joined bestPT in December 2016.

Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength.

Let’s welcome bestPT’s newest members!

  1. Mark Williams of Heyer Physical Therapy, Homer, NY.
  2. Long Branch of Healing Star Physical Therapy and Wellness, Long Branch, NJ.

 

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Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in November 2016

Three New Members joined bestPT in November 2016.

Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength.

Let’s welcome bestPT’s newest members!

  1. Chris Sidoff of Big Sky Pediatric Therapy,Pllc.
  2. Kellie Edmonds of Basset Physical Therapy.
  3. Darshita of Healing Star Physical Therapy And Wellness.

 

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Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in October

Eleven New Members joined bestPT in October 2016.

Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength.

Let’s welcome bestPT’s newest members!

  1. Nora Halabi and Veronica Orr of Bit-By-Bit, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  2. Bobbie Blodgett of Kalispell Rehab, Kalispell, MT.
  3. Nicole Clements of Melwood Rehabilitation Center, Upper Marlboro, MD.
  4. Dr. Greg Banks of Midlothian Village Physical Therapy, Midlothian, VA.
  5. Courtney Moore of Mike Walsh Physical Therapy, Milford, DE.
  6. Shelly of Tim Soder Physical Therapy, Las Vegas, NV.
  7. Brittany Smith, Johanna Peinado, Elizabeth Moffatt, and Ashley Rogers of Two Trees Physical Therapy & Wellness, Ventura, CA.

 

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Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in September

Thirteen New Members joined bestPT in September 2016.
Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength.
Let’s welcome bestPT’s newest members!

  1. Tyler Gutshall of Bassett Physical Therapy, Stanleytown, VA.
  2. Beth Rubin and Nichol Suarez of Big Sky Pediatric Therapy, Austin, TX.
  3. Amanda Davis of Bounce Physical Therapy, Liverpool, NY.
  4. Joey Schoenherr, Laura Wahla, Judy Micallef, and Valentina Calmac of Comprehensive Hand & Rehabilitation, Waterford, MI.
  5. Michael Dilella and Brinda Rathod of Homebase Physical Therapy Morristown, NJ.
  6. Laura Wiegan of Midlothian Village Physical Therapy, Midlothian, VA.
  7. Arshad Hussain of PT Max Pain Management Clinic Philadelphia, PA.
  8. Sobeida Curiel of Two Trees Physical Therapy & Wellness, Ventura, CA.