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Welcome to the May issue of Progress Notes
A message from Editor-in-Chief Dr. Charles A. Castle Read More

In the Spotlight 
How will LG Health’s agreement with Penn Medicine affect physicians?
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jan Bergen answers your questions. Read More

A true family doctor: Steve Olin will retire after 42 years of practicing medicine in Lancaster
He came to Lancaster as a first-year family medicine resident -- and leaves as a faculty member of three decades. Read More

Meet Dr. Corey Fogleman, family physician and published poet
“Heart and Kidney” – inspired by a patient – describes the ‘terrible curse’ of congestive heart failure and renal insufficiency. Read More

Practice of Medicine 
Addictions medicine expert: Prescribing opiates presents formidable challenges for front-line physicians
LGHP task force offers treatment guidelines, physician education and advice for managing chronic-pain patients. Read More

Sickle-cell anemia pain crises take a toll on patients – and clinicians
Task force educates physicians on care for the chronic condition, which requires lengthy hospital stays and high doses of opiates. Read More

May Documentation Tip Sheet: excisional debridement 
Be specific. Excisional (vs. non-excisional) debridement results in higher reimbursement because it’s considered a surgical procedure. Read More

LG Health News 
Proposed LGH expansion will enable private rooms for all patients
Construction on new patient tower could begin as early as this summer. Read More

Sixth Physician Leadership Academy class graduates (photo)
One-year program prepares Medical Staff members for challenges and responsibilities of leadership. Read More

Spotlight: Learn more about the latest liver-disease treatments and transplant care
LG Health and Penn experts will co-present at May 28 event for primary-care and specialty physicians. Read More

May/June events include clinical documentation and childhood obesity
Check out these great CME events coming in May and June. Read More

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