After recovering from an addiction, many people return to school, change careers and often want to get into the healthcare field. If you are in recovery and wish to get into the healthcare field, there will be some obstacles. In the past several months, I have received several telephone calls from people graduating nursing school who are facing challenges securing a healthcare license.
Thanks to easy accessibility to online reviews via the Internet and smartphone apps, the way that consumers shop for products and services is changing. In fact, patients can even utilize sites such as Yelp to find reviews on a prospective doctor. Typically, such websites also provide the service provider or merchant who was reviewed an opportunity to respond to unfavorable comments.
The recent death of pop musician Prince has brought national media attention to the issue of addictive pain medication, such as opioids. That attention may also impact doctors and the state medical boards to which they answer.