Kick in the Teeth: How COVID-19 is hitting the local dental community

(Pictured top l-r: Rathke, Madion, Bergsma. Bottom: Crouch) In March, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order requiring all “non-essential medical and dental procedures” to cease. Prior to that, the Michigan Dental Association (MDA) had issued recommendations for dental professionals throughout the...

Telemedicine takes off in Northern Michigan

Telemedicine isn't new, but its value to northern Michigan's healthcare is growing "by the day," said Laura Glenn, vice president of physician network for Munson Healthcare. In fact, Munson Healthcare's nine hospitals have been ramping up the focus on telemedicine “by the day, by the week,...

War on Drugs: Pharmaceutical reps say times have changed

Intense scrutiny and mounting regulations have put a choke hold on the pharmaceutical industry from its boondoggle days. Nowhere is this more noticeable than on the front lines, where pharmaceutical sales reps – or drug reps to most – have witnessed the highs and lows of...