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All Posts by Danielle Kelvas, MD

About Danielle Kelvas, MD

Dr. Danielle Kelvas, MD earned her allopathic medical degree from Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. She served a term as the National Chair of Global Health for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), regularly speaking to legislators on Capitol Hill (USA) to advocate for healthcare reform in the US, and published a global health program for medical students that is used by New York Medical College and AMSA. She also served as Co-Chair of the Medical Education Committee for an anti-sex trafficking agency, traveling the United States giving lectures to medical professionals on how to identify and rescue these victims. She began residency training in Emergency Medicine and later switched to Family Medicine, wishing to return to the art of medicine. Dr. Kelvas has traveled, lived, and volunteered medically in over 40 countries, equipping her to collaborate with professionals and companies from all backgrounds. She has 15 years of global collaborative experience, having led multiple medical volunteer trips internationally, working with groups like Health Talents International, Kenya Relief, and Mission Lazarus. Dr. Kelvas is widely published and currently funded to write a novel on PTSD in healthcare providers.

What Physicians Can Do When Compensation Growth Fails to Match Inflation

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The gap between physician salaries and inflation is growing every year, leaving many providers to delay retirement and increasing overall burnout. Danielle Kelvas, MD, suggests fighting this wage disparity by advocating for fair compensation, negotiating contracts, and even exploring non-traditional settings.

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Finance Tips for Residency Graduates

finance tips for residency grads

You’ve graduated your residency program and after years of paying, it’s finally time to start earning. Before lying on your bed of cash however, review these best practice financial health tips for new physicians!

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To Ban or Not to Ban Noncompete Clauses?

non compete, noncompete clause, contract review

The FTC has proposed a new rule that would ban non-compete clauses, affecting nearly all physicians. The FTC’s decision is based on the view that restrictive covenants are harmful for several reasons, but the potential consequences if the rule is passed are complex and multifaceted.

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The Match of 2023 was an Overall Failure. What Happened?

the match was a total failure, residency

The National Resident Matching Program saw a marked increase in positions and applicants in 2023, but an overall decrease in residencies filled and many ER’s are going understaffed. Declining numbers and exorbitant costs for student doctors make 2023 an overall failure for the match, but where did it all go wrong?

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The DEA Telemed Prescription Rules Are Here To Stay

dea telemedicine regulations

The Drug Enforcement Administration is changing regulation for prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine. Here’s what medical professionals need to know about the adjustments to these policies.

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Healthy Habits for Physicians and Residents to Avoid Burnout

avoiding burnout for physicians and residents

Over half of U.S. physicians and residents suffer from burnout. Danielle Kelvas, MD, offers tips on how to recognize and prevent burnout by prioritizing self-care, setting healthy boundaries, and staying connected with colleagues.

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The Conscience Rule and Why Doctors Need to Be Aware

THE CONSCIENCE RULE, handcuffed doctor, morals, ethics, personal conflict, conflict of interest

The conscience rule was a proposed bill that allowed providers the choice to not perform procedures based on religious or moral grounds, but many states challenged it and it fell through. Many providers are now facing the fallout and could be forced to perform procedures against their will, at the risk of being fired or even imprisonment in some cases. Here’s what you need to know about the conscience rule, and what to do if legislation is interfering with your personal ethics.

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What No One Tells You About Financial Health in Medical School and Residency

financial health in medical school

Medical school and residency are major financial burdens for those in healthcare, and neither program is going to teach you how to stay in good financial health through the process. In this article, Danielle Kelvas, MD, offers insight from her own experience in both on how to keep your finances in order during this difficult time.

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Physician Work/Life Balance: Are You Cheating on Your Family With Your Job?

physicians is your career making you cheat on your family?

Setting a perfect work/life balance is impossible. Something has to give, and you will either be cheating your family or your job; being a doctor includes defending yourself, and standing up for your time. In this article Dr. Danielle Kelvas offers a few best-practice tips for stealing back your time.

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Mindful Media Intake for Healthcare Providers

mindful media consumption for healthcare providers

In this article Dr. Danielle Kelvas provides 5 tips for mindful media consumption which are specific to the needs of healthcare providers.

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