May/June 2015 Issue
Blinded by a Patient's Age [The Last Word]

When you see an 18-year-old patient, you don't expect to deliver bad news.

May/June 2014 Issue
ICD-10 Coding for the Undiagnosed Problem [Feature]

To find the correct code for a symptom, sign, or test result, pay close attention to ICD-10's exclusion, code-first, and inclusion notes.

May/June 2013 Issue
"All I Wanted Was Something for the Cough" [The Last Word]

Is the health system in your community truly focused on what the patient wants? Are you sure?

May/June 2013 Issue
The Use of Symptom Diaries in Outpatient Care [Feature]

The author explains the benefits of using symptom diaries in office practice, outlines various types commonly used, and identifies several sources of symptom diaries intended for use in print, online, and on mobile devices.

May 2008 Issue
The Art and Science of Clinical Decision Making [Feature]

Inspired by the bestselling book "How Doctors Think," the author describes different approaches to clinical decision making.

Feb 2008 Issue
Defending the Real Standard of Care [The Last Word]

When a strep test led to a lawsuit, this physician took the stand in defense of common sense.

Nov-Dec 2006 Issue
Fixing Patients vs. Fixing Bicycles [The Last Word]

“If X then Y” rarely works when you're dealing with patients.

Jul-Aug 2006 Issue
Diagnosis Du Jour [The Last Word]

When you happen upon a new diagnosis, a strange phenomenon occurs: Its prevalence increases in your practice.

Mar 2006 Issue
Disabled ... or Otherwise Enabled? [Editorial]

Family physicians have become the arbiters of disability, and it's a tough job. There may be some instances in which we disadvantage our patients by categorizing them as disabled.

Mar 2005 Issue
A Tool for Evaluating Patients with a Knee Injury [Improving Patient Care]

The article is part of the "Point-of-Care Guides" series and provides an evidence-based encounter form for use with patients who present with knee injury.

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