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Articles By Rachel Tate, DO

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The Vaccine Review Process and why you should know it

By Rachel Tate, DO
16 November 2020

There is much controversy regarding vaccine safety and efficacy in the United States. Prior to COVID19, there were populations who lacked confidence in vaccination for any number of reasons. Dr.

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Six Things Rheumatologists Need to Know About COVID-19

By Rachel Tate, DO
06 November 2020

From flu shots and face masks to vaccines and searching for the immunological endotype, here are six things rheumatologists need to know about COVID-19.

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Rapid Loss of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Mild Disease

By Rachel Tate, DO
23 July 2020

According to a small, observational study out of UCLA published as correspondence in the NEJM on July 21, 2020, those with mild COVID-19 symptoms showed an approximate antibody half-life of 73 days. COVID-19 infection was confirmed by PCR in 30 out of 34 study participants. The remaining four patients developed consistent symptoms and cohabitated with a person who had a known positive test but could not get testing due to availability or mild symptoms.

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Reprioritizing your mental health

By Rachel Tate, DO
23 June 2020

With a global pandemic, protests, fake news, real news, politics, home schooling, quarantine, and constant change to our day to day lives looming, the time to reprioritize is now. We need to step up for our patients, staff, loved ones, and ourselves. This week, I challenge you to reconsider how your mental health affects not only your life, but those of everyone around you.

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Best of 2019 - Why Rheumatologists are the Happiest

By Rachel Tate, DO
25 December 2019

It’s hard work wearing a crown. The dermatologists have been dethroned as Medscape’s happiest specialty after years at the top. While studies only detail that we are the most satisfied outside of work, I argue we are the happiest working, too. With an N of 1, here are my 10 observations.

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Millennial Doctors: Digital natives and the death of medicine as we know it

By Rachel Tate, DO
23 December 2019

Millennial physicians comprise a wider, diverse population compared to prior generations, including an ever-increasing female physician community. It is estimated that by 2025, 75% of the work force will be millennials.1 This generation grew up in an era of participation trophies and structured childhood schedules, all while watching their predecessors sacrifice work/life balance due to persistent slashing of reimbursement. All of this sets the tone for change.

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2021 E/M Coding Update

By Rachel Tate, DO
29 November 2019

I had the pleasure of attending the CSRO legislative update while at #ACR19 and wanted to shed some light on one hot topic, the E/M coding from CMS and the 2021 update.

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Life Hacks for People with Arthritis

By Rachel Tate, DO
03 October 2019

Since moving to South Florida (also popularly known as "God's Waiting Room" by the locals). I've learned a lot more about Lipstick Rheumatology. This moniker was made famous by my friend and colleague, Dr. Kathryn Dao, who first wrote about the nuances of being a female with rheumatic disease. This blog focuses on three popular products recommended by my female patients that serve as life improving hacks.

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Millennial Medicine and Patient Care

By Rachel Tate, DO
29 July 2019

While often seen as demanding, millennial patients have grown accustomed to having direct access to everything and everyone. They tend to be more involved in the clinical evaluation in the office, more concerned about the social aspects of the disease, and are more frustrated with the varying shades of gray in diagnoses and delayed treatment efficacy. What does this mean for you and your practice?

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Why Rheumatologists are the Happiest

By Rachel Tate, DO
22 January 2019

It’s hard work wearing a crown. The dermatologists have been dethroned as Medscape’s happiest specialty after years at the top. While studies only detail that we are the most satisfied outside of work, I argue we are the happiest working, too. With an N of 1, here are my 10 observations.

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