Author Archives: Kara Nance MD

About Kara Nance MD

Kara Nance, MD FACP currently works in private practice in Rolling Meadows, IL. Dr. Nance approaches the care of her patients with a very holistic attitude that targets the many factors that contribute to overall wellbeing. She is a mother of 4 young children, and often brings her personal life experiences into play when helping her patients solve problems relating to life balance. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Nance is passionate about electronic medical records and the establishment of electronic health exchanges. She consults with local physicians, hospitals, and medical groups about transitioning over to electronic medical records. Kara also participates in advocacy activities relating to primary care. As a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and a member of the ACP's Northern Illinois Council, Dr. Nance frequently travels to Washington to lobby for important issues in health care reform.

Health Courts – A Reasonable Answer to the Malpractice Problem

I met a new patient last month that came to me because she needed to find a new internist. When I asked why she responded, “Because I have to sue my last one.” I’m sure it doesn’t surprise you to know that this is not the quickest way to endear yo… Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act and Landmark SCOTUS Decision Explained

What an exciting week with the SCOTUS decision regarding the personal mandate! To summarize for those not glued to the coverage of this event, the Supreme Court decided that the Affordable Care Act, including its individual mandate that virtually … Continue reading

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The Awkward Adolescence of Healthcare IT

No one can deny that healthcare is at a crossroads. Current thought leaders like Atul Gawande and Richard Baron have proposed that history will label our current time period as the “healthcare revolution”. The introduction and adoption of electron… Continue reading

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The Birth of How To Be Healthy MD

To those new to my blog, welcome! To those longtime followers, after one year of blogging, I want to thank you for your support. I started this blog with no purpose other than to communicate to my patients the developments within my fledgling prac… Continue reading

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An Explorer’s Delight

Two weeks ago I broke out of my comfort zone and attended an amazing conference in Austin called South by Southwest (SXSW). Although this conference is better known for its film and music components, there is also an “interactive” session which br… Continue reading

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All You Need Is Love

Today’s posting is in honor of one of the most incredible men I’ve ever known, Lt-Col Thomas Martin Scott Junior, my husband’s 96 year old grandfather. Grandad currently lives in an assisted living facility for retired military in San Antonio, TX…. Continue reading

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Desperate for Data

Ten days ago I returned from Washington DC where I attended the first Care Innovation Summit sponsored by the Center for Medicareand Medicaid Innovation. http://innovations.cms.gov/ I recognize we are living in tough political and economic times. … Continue reading

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