News Center

DocSuicideAwareness_banner

Speak Out!
Don’t Allow
Suicide
to Take Another
Physician’s Life.

MaxMcLaughlin_banner

In Memoriam:
Brigadier General
Max McLaughlin, M.D.

FilePay_banner

What Can
Physicians
Charge for
Medical
Records?

MeaningfulUseAttestation_banner

Two-Minute Primer on
Electronic Prescription
of Controlled Substances

SandraFord2_banner

Meet September's
Physician Giving Back
Sandra M. Ford, M.D.

In Memoriam: Brig. Gen. Max McLaughlin, M.D.

We are saddened to share the passing of Mobile physician Max V. McLaughlin. Known as Dr. Max to many, he passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Nikki, his children Victor, Anne and Lauren, and his granddaughter Savannah. He leaves a legacy of achievement across […]

Two-Minute Primer on Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances

The contents of a recent Drug Enforcement Administration policy statement on electronic prescriptions for controlled substances sound simple enough—you can use a mobile device for EPCS if it meets the latest Federal Information Processing Standards security requirements (FIPS 140-2), and you can use it as a “hard token” if it is separate from the device […]

Speak Out! Don’t Allow Suicide to Take Another Physician’s Life.

Did you know cancer was the most common cause of death among residents? Suicide was the second-leading cause of resident death — and the most common cause of death among male residents. A 2015 review of studies estimated 22 to 32 percent of resident physicians in the U.S. suffer from depressive symptoms and multiple studies have shown […]

What Can Physicians Charge for Medical Records?

The State of Alabama Board of Medical Examiners amended its rules that govern the fees physicians may charge to provide patients with copies of their medical records.2 The rules are set forth in Section 540-X-9-.10(2) of the Alabama Administrative Code, and the new rules became effective April 13, 2018. Here are the key dos and […]

A Promise to Help with Sandra Mathews Ford, M.D.

BIRMINGHAM – When Sandra Ford was just 8 years old, her father took her to the doctor. Back then, Alabama was under segregationist laws, so it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary for young Sandra and her father to wait on one side of the doctor’s office from the time they walked in around 4 […]

WIC Program Seeks Public Comment about 2019 State Plan

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for WIC provides nutrition education and supplemental foods, and serves pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women and children up to age 5 whose family incomes are up to 185 percent of poverty. Special emphasis is placed on the participation of infants, children and high-risk pregnant women. The WIC Program regulations require […]