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It had been cold and rainy in Washington, DC when my colleague, Remy Palmer, RPLU, and I left for the American Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) meeting in Hawaii this past March. Our long plane ride was worth it, not only for the warm weather of Honolulu, but to also catch up with several long-time PRMS clients and make new friends in the field of geriatric psychiatry. Th ...

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Categories: Residents

Starting or joining a private practice is an exciting time, but it can also be risky. An essential way to protect your professional reputation and reduce risk is to obtain comprehensive medical professional liability insurance. In this post I will address some important steps you can take to help create and maintain a successful practice. Build good relationships If you are e ...

Excellence can be defined in many ways. For example, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines excellence as “very good of it’s kind: eminently good.” Excellence is not always rewarded and most of the time is not performed with intent. Therefore, it is nice when organizations notice and honor the person completing the excellent action(s). The New Jersey Psychiatric Association (NJ ...

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Categories: Events & Exhibits

  When PRMS implemented the “Refer a Colleague” program in 2013, we hoped it would grow into a mutually beneficial initiative or as we sometimes describe it, when altruism and capitalism join forces.  Over the last five years, we have donated nearly $13,000 to 65 mental health organizations. The program is steadily our number one source for new business with over 500 recommend ...

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As a part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to behavioral health, we invited James Bouknight, MD, PhD, in Charleston, SC, to be featured as one of our guest bloggers this month.  The growth in the geriatric population both in the United States and worldwide presents issues and opportunities for the medical community in general and psychiatry in particular. According to the National ...

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As a part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to behavioral health we invited Dr. Chasity Torrence, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and a staff psychiatrist at the Mississippi State Hospital, to be featured as one of our guest bloggers this month. In 2016, Dr. Torrence received the PRMS Reside ...

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Make no mistake, religion and spirituality can help some people struggling with mental health conditions and often plays a big role in recovery. Inclusive and welcoming congregations often have outreach programs for people with mental health conditions or mental health ministries. But some – particularly in the South – view mental illness as a moral failing. In its 50th annive ...

PRMS is pleased to announce that it is making its psychiatry-specific Excess Risk Management courses available online - at no charge - to all New York psychiatrists, including those not insured through the PRMS program. Our risk managers are experts in psychiatric malpractice risk management and we are sharing our expertise with the entire New York psychiatric community as part ...

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Will you be in New York City for the Annual Meeting later this week? If so, join PRMS at these upcoming events: Telepsychiatry: What You Need To Know Friday, May 47:30 am – 12:15 pm OR 12:30 pm – 5:15 pmNew York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York City) Click here for more details and to register today! Manfred S. Guttmacher Award Presentation Annual Meeting ...

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We would like to take a moment to shine a light on a mental health foundation PRMS contributes to and the important work they are doing to promote mental health. The Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry, Inc. (Foundation) works both to educate the public about mental health issues and also with psychiatrists to broaden their contributions to the welfare of psychiatric patients. ...

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