Internal Medicine Career and Resource Center

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Internal Medicine Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2017 LocumTenens.com Primary Care Salary Survey annual reports are now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com Primary Care salary survey highlight annual average primary care physician salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice, board certification, and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail in the full salary survey report, which is available for download.

The LocumTenens.com primary care physician salary resource center provides more detailed salary information.

PCPs overprescribing for sinus infections

Source: United Press International

A study from the CDC published in the JAMA Journal of Internal Medicine has revealed that primary care providers are overprescribing antibiotics to treat sinus infections. The Infectious Diseases Society of America recommends prescribing up to seven days for the most severe cases but many physicians are actually prescribing for as many as 10 days. The CDC is concerned that this overprescribing is a contribution to more antibiotic resistant infections.

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Mono virus increases risk of seven other diseases

Source: Cincinnati Children’s

Cincinnati Children’s scientists have revealed that a protein from the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) binds itself in the human genome that can lead to an increased risk of developing several other diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Commonly called mono or the “kissing disease,” mononucleosis is very common with 90 percent of people in developed nations getting the disease by the age of 20. Scientists hope this new discovery will encourage others to research

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