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The External Parts of the Male Reproductive System

The reproductive system of both males and females are specialized in function and that they only work with the specific gender they are given to.  While the female reproductive system is more complex as it houses the environment a fertilized egg will grow into, the male reproductive system is in no way a simple one as well.  Perhaps, the most visible difference of the male reproductive system to that of the females is that the male have an external protruding structure.  This external structure is situated outside of the body and consists of the penis, the testicles, and the scrotum. Read more…

When partnerships go sour

Can group-practice civil wars be prevented?

Start with one small disagreement, add a dash of intransigence, a personality clash or two, mix well and voilà! You’ve got a medical practice civil war on your hands.

Take this true story, for example. A few years back, three specialists in western Canada — two newly certificated and one established physician — decided to create a small group practice together. When the question of how to split office expenses came up, they just figured it would be fair to each pay a third. What they didn’t account for, however, was the fact that the established physician already had a huge patient roster. It soon became apparent that the veteran MD’s work alone was consuming more than 50% of the group practice’s office and staffing resources. Suddenly, that cost-sharing structure didn’t seem so fair. “The new doctors realized they were getting hosed,” says Rick Jamison, the national director of Practice Solutions Consulting, who dealt with this incident. But the veteran refused to renegotiate their deal. The practice fell apart after only a year. “There’s still some animosity against the established physician five or six years later,” says Mr. Jamison.

Many doctors’ partnerships function perfectly amicably. Some, however, do not.

Read the rest of this article, from the January issue of Parkhurst Exchange, on the magazine's website.

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  1. sharon18 January, 2010 10:22 AM

    RE: the statement

    'Just like in medicine, prophylaxis is preferable to treatment.'

    really?.......where does this fit in the "harm reduction" ethic?

    A different mindset for strategic planning is needed.

    It requires prevention AND treatment.

    A.What to do?

    'simultaneously .......... enact practices that increase:

    + product/ service quality and
    +customer satisfaction;
    +employee satisfaction and loyalty;
    +and productivity. '

    Richard E. Kopelman (Baruch) and David J. Prottas (Adelphi) .
    "The Cube One Framework: An Examination of Validity Evidence,".2004

    B. what to do?

    Hire someone to teach you about these things.... if they are not included in your learning history...