Zulfiqar Rana, MD, MPH, FACP

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Annual well visit questionnaire


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Algorithm on Dyspnea

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chest pain

Taking A Page From Pharma’s Playbook To Fight The Opioid Crisis

Halloween 2017

Here is Halloween 2017 AMC style!!!

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On a Lighter Note

Can you spot the name?

From Beetle Bailey

Poll: Choose the name!

Which Is Better: Vitamin D2 or D3?

A nice article on medscape in case you are confused.


PatientKeeper on ACO draft

PatientKeeper CEO Paul Brient comments on the ACO draft regulations and discusses the interaction between ACO activities and Meaningful Use requirements for health information technology…


Hospitals to patients: Go away and don’t come back soon

The Wall Street Journal has a good summary of the situation in Don’t Come Back, Hospitals Say. Among the programs featured:

  • An animated “virtual discharge advocate” named Louise who helps explain home care to departing patients
  • Transition coaches who call patients 2 or 3 days after discharge
  • Project RED (for Re-Engineered Discharge), which provides individualized instruction starting well before the patient leaves the hospital

Early results suggest these approaches can reduce readmissions by 20 to 30 percent, which is a shockingly high figure considering how basic such steps are…