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Opening Doors

Dr. Nazer Qureshi

For a long time now we’ve wanted to bring our special brand of neurosurgical care into the Hamilton area. Now we have the people power to accomplish just that.
Princeton Brain & Spine neurosurgeon Dr. Nazer Qureshi is now providing care to area residents from our new office at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. The new office allows for expanded hours and our plan is to create a much stronger Princeton Brain & Spine presence in the division of spinal and cranial surgery.

Dr. Qureshi has worked on 3 continents and has presented his research at medical meetings in the U.S., Europe, and the Far East. He obtained his neurosurgical training at the world-renowned Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas.

Dr. Qureshi said “I’m truly excited to be working with the team at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. It’s a pleasure collaborating with a hospital administration that is so dedicated to providing top flight care to patients in Hamilton and the surrounding cities and towns.”

Resident Work Hours Restrictions

The Controversy Over Resident Work Restrictions

clocks-resident-workIt all started in 1984 when 18-year-old Libby Zion went to the emergency room at New York Hospital with flu-like symptoms.

The two young medical residents—physicians in training—who cared for Zion couldn’t determine the cause of her illness. They prescribed a medication that caused serotonin syndrome, a lethal interaction with a drug that she had been taking. Later that day, Zion died of cardiac arrest. Continue reading Resident Work Hours Restrictions

What You Need to Know About Health Insurance

Many people don’t understand how health insurance works—and that’s understandable. Insurance plans can be very complicated and there are more than 1,000 plans in the marketplace. I’ll give you guidelines for choosing one that gives you the most valuable healthcare benefit: freedom of choice.

It can be difficult to wade through the huge amount of policy information that insurance companies provide, so some people skip the research and choose their plan based on only one thing: price. Buying into a plan based solely on the monthly premium is a critical mistake—if a serious illness or disability occurs, high out-of-pocket costs from insufficient coverage can send a family to financial ruin.

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