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My Turn: 'Death with dignity' cannot be self-inflicted

...renewed attention to the debate over physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia...that come from terminal illness. Physician-assisted suicide is wrong. As...American Medical Association notes, "physician-assisted suicide is fundamentally...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-09/death-dignity-cannot-be-self-inflicte
Opinion
Doctor charged in sexual abuse of three girls

...his cabin at Shell Lake near Skwentna.Merchant is a longtime contract physician who worked in the emergency department at Providence Alaska Medical Center. His physician privileges have been suspended, hospital spokesman Mike Canfield said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-28/doctor-charged-sexual-abuse-three-girls
State
Report details rural health care

...physicians in the state."Places that might not have the population base to support a full-time physician may not have a full-time physician," she said.Recruitment and retention of health care workers also a challenge, said Pat Carr...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/report-details-rural-health-care
State
Anchorage hospital to acquire Medicare clinic

...services pays for overhead costs while the other half pays the physician. Since Medicare only covers about half the bill, doctors...Regional takes over, except the hospital will hire a third physician to staff the clinic in 2015 and the sign outside will read...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-13/anchorage-hospital-acquire-medicare-cli
State
My Turn: The serious costs of maijuana

...and internal medicine; Dr. Paula Colescott is a psychiatrist and doctor of internal medicine; and Dr. Mary Ann Foland is past president of the Alaska State Medical Association and was awarded "Alaska Family Physician of the Year."

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-21/my-turn-serious-costs-maijuana
Opinion
SEARHC's Dr. Baciocco earns Certified Physician Executive designation

...Deputy Chief of Staff and family physician, Dr. John Baciocco, for recently...earning his designation as a Certified Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission...achievements, demonstrated stature as a physician leader and experience in the field...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-02/searhcs-dr-baciocco-earns-certified
Neighbors
US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...local contacts, including federal judges, the head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Anchorage, an Anchorage physician and others for names of reliable Alaskans to be approached."Washtub" was crafted in painstaking detail. But just as the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/us-trained-alaskans-stay-behind-agents
State
Juneau's baseball son returns to his roots

...teaching in Vermont and working toward his master's degree when a job offer there fell through. His wife, Christie, a physician's assistant, took a rotation in Juneau so Chad could continue his grad work and spend time with family and old friends...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-26/juneaus-baseball-son-returns-his-roots
Sports
Health care marketplace enrollment opens in November

...deductibles and premiums. To decide which plan to choose, an individual should look at factors like which network their primary physician belongs to - "That was particularly challenging in Juneau," she said. Many Alaskans may qualify for tax credits or cost-sharing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-12/health-care-marketplace-enrollment-open
Local
Messy sex assault case is dismissed

...was about to go to trial, the state determined it had a "witness problem" in the case (the alleged victim's treating physician was on vacation and not available to testify, Scott said) and needed a delay. The delay was granted, but then the state...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-05/messy-sex-assault-case-dismissed
Local

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