One thing that has been playing an increased role in the field of medicine in recent years is telemedicine. This is when medical professionals provide health care help/support remotely through telephone or online means. Telemedicine is expected to continue to grow in prevalence in upcoming years.
Just like other professionals, physicians can have a desire to grow and expand their practice. However, the types of issues that can arise for physicians when it comes to such expansion can be quite different from that of other professionals.
One of the types of medications physicians sometimes prescribe are opioid painkillers. These painkillers have increasingly become the focus of safety concerns. Opioid addictions and deaths from opioid overdoses have gone up in recent years.