September 2017




Can the Private Practice Survive in the Age of Consolidation?

In the rapidly changing health care economy, increasing regulation and the expanding influence of third-party payers are diminishing the physician’s role.

By Pavel Klein, MD

Rising Drug Prices and the Cost of Care: What Can Physicians Do?

The multiple sclerosis drug market offers a snapshot of a growing problem. Physicians should speak out on behalf of the specialty and their patients.

By Dennis Bourdette, MD

NeuroAdvocacy: Why Lobbying Matters

Advocating for patients and the specialty is a powerful way for physicians to make their voices heard.

By Janice F. Wiesman, MD

Legislative Update: The Future of MACRA

With a proposed rule change currently under consideration, one expert assesses the impact and the future of the new law.

With Lyell K. Jones, Jr., MD


Tics and Tourette Syndrome

Recognizing the full spectrum of phenomenology of tics and various behavioral comorbidities is critical to diagnosis.

By Joseph Jankovic, MD

Aches and Trauma: Understanding Post-Traumatic Headache, Part 2: Management and Treatment

Despite limited options for the treatment of post-traumatic headache, some evidence suggests potential for select therapies.

By Francis X. Conidi, DO, MS


Chronic Facial Weakness and Deafness

By Hamzah Lateef, MD; Rozeen Badeel, MD; and Aziz Shaibani, MD


Seven Reasons to Review Your Life Insurance Plan

Life insurance plans cannot be refinanced like mortgage plans, but they can be replaced.

By Jason M. O’Dell, MS, CWM and Andrew Taylor, CFP

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Launched in January 2002, Practical Neurology strives to enhance quality of care and improve the daily operation of neurology practices. Each month, our experts explain the real-world significance of recent advances in neurologic science and offer step-by-step advice on how to overcome the clinical and business challenges neurologists face. Our straightforward, how-to articles give neurologists tools they can put into practice right away.