Dr. Mark McLaughlin’s Telemed Tip for Doctors

1. Use Zoom as a video platform, it is HIPAA compliant. All you need to do is set up a business associate agreement with them. 2. The coding is easy. Use the same new and established patient E&M codes. The only modification is to strictly bill on the amount of time spent with the patient.…

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Tips to Improve a Long Recovery

A woman in a hospital bed rests after a procedure, preparing for a long recovery

A long recovery from a major surgery or operation is an ongoing process that requires discipline in self care, mental stamina, and emotional fortitude. Recoveries can span months or even years depending on the severity of the procedure. Medical professionals carefully tailor rehabilitation strategies based on individual patient needs, and it’s crucial to follow these…

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What is CTE? What You Need to Know about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

boxers in a ring trade blows to the head, which can contribute to a risk of CTE

What is CTE? Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, otherwise known as CTE, is categorized as a neurodegenerative condition resulting from continuous trauma to the head. This disease can cause mood changes, mental impairment, learning disabilities, and memory loss. It is commonly the result of intense physical activities, military service, and professional sports. The disease has become a…

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Orthopedic Surgeons vs. Neurosurgeons

neurosurgeons perform a brain surgery

Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic Surgeons are both qualified and trained to perform complex operations on the spine of a patient. Over the years, the line between these two types of surgeons has continued to blur and understanding the differences between them comes down to evaluating their key specializations and qualifications. In determining which type of surgeon…

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What is a Concussion?

concussion

A Concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury caused by the brain moving rapidly and violently within the skull. This is normally the result of a hard blow or jolt to the head during contact sports, car crashes, bike riding, and falls. In the U.S., over one million traumatic brain injuries occur each year. …

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What is a Herniated Disc?

herniated disk

A Herniated disc is one of the leading causes of back pain, as 20 out of 1000 people are diagnosed with the condition. According to the American Chiropractic Association, studies show that over 80% of the population will experience some form of back pain over the course of their lives. Small discs cushion the vertebrae…

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Dr. Balar appointed as Medical Director of Rehabilitation for CentraState Medical Center

Princeton Brain, Spine and Sports Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Dhimant J. Balar, DO, as Medical Director of Rehabilitation for CentraState Medical Center, which began January 2019. Dr. Balar will lead and advise staff to enhance the quality and efficiency of medical care for Rehabilitation Services, while facilitating communication with other departments.…

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