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Dispelling Myths About the H1N1 Virus
September 21, 2009
WFLA-TV Daytime

Dr. Karon LoCicero addresses key concerns about the swine flu in this Ask the Doctor segment.

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Hydroxycut Recall
May 03, 2009
WFTS-TV, ABC News - Tampa

Following an FDA recall of the popular over-the-counter diet pill, Hydroxycut, Dr. LoCicero comments on the safety of health supplements advertised as “natural.”

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Check-In Changes
By: Ron Rajecki
January 09, 2009
Medical Economics

LoCicero Medical Group’s experience using check-in kiosks to improve workflow is featured in this article.

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Taking the EHR Plunge
By: Howard J. Anderson
January 01, 2009
Health Data Management

Dr. Karon LoCicero and practice administrator, Nicholas Galantino, discuss their experiences with selecting and implementing an electronic health records system, including decisions related to software, hardware, and reshaping the culture of the clinic.

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Milk, Bread, Newspaper . . . and a Flu Shot?
By: Amanda Gengler
January 01, 2009
Money Magazine

LoCicero Medical Group’s online office visits program, Virtual Housecalls, is featured in this article on nontraditional medical care aimed at improving convenience and accessibility for patients.

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Merging Practices Find IT May Not Blend Well
November 10, 2008
American Medical News

In this article on IT procedures in health care mergers, Nicholas Galantino, LMG practice administrator who initiated the clinic’s conversion to electronic health records in 2005, comments on IT decision-making in the rapidly changing environment of health care.

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Florida Medical Group Streamlines Processes With Kiosks
September 11, 2008
Kiosk Marketplace

LoCicero Medical Group CEO and practice administrator, Nicholas Galantino, comments on new workflow systems and insurance data collection after implementing HIPAA-compliant, patient-directed check-in kiosks.

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Do I Have Carpal Tunnel?
July 17, 2008
Ivanhoe News

The most commonly reported medical problem in the workplace, carpal tunnel syndrome is now able to be diagnosed more efficiently in a primary care environment. Dr. Karon LoCicero comments on a new FDA-approved testing device that allows her office to diagnose and treat this problem in its early stages.

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Online Office Visits: A New Type of House Call
April 24, 2008
WTVT, Fox 13 - Tampa

For patients with busy lifestyles, online office visits can improve accessibility to health care services. LoCicero Medical Group’s online visits program is featured in this news segment.

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Alli: Worth Its Weight?
October 12, 2007
WFTS-TV, ABC News - Tampa

Dr. Karon LoCicero, explains how the over-the-counter weight loss medication, Alli, works to prevent fat absorption in the body.

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Easy Check-In at Doctor’s Office with Swipe of a Card
July 25, 2006
WFTS-TV, ABC News - Tampa

In this video news segment, Dr. Karon LoCicero, LMG Medical Director, discusses the benefits of the practice’s check-in kiosks. Located in the front office lobby, the check-in kiosks allow patients to swipe their insurance cards for real-time authorization of eligibility. LoCicero points to improvements in both patients’ wait-times and accuracy of referrals as key benefits of this automated system.

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Picking the Right Diet Doctor
November 01, 2005
WCCO-TV, CBS News - Minneapolis/St. Paul

In this report on patient safety, Dr. Karon LoCicero comments on the physician’s role in medically-supervised weight loss programs. “Obese patients have medical problems, and physicians are probably the ones in the best position to manage these types of problems,” said LoCicero, a diplomat of the American Board of Bariatric Medicine.

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