Family Medicine

May 1, 2017 Issue
Top 20 Research Studies of 2016 for Primary Care Physicians [Article]

Which 2016 studies did your peers rate as most clinically relevant to their patients? Find out which recommendations you can apply to your practice in our annual installment of the top 20 POEMs.

Sep 15, 2016 Issue
Preventing Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care [Editorials]

Taking specific steps to make diagnosis more reliable is something we should all consider. We will never be perfect, but we owe it to our patients and our profession to improve. A diagnostic checklist is included.

May 1, 2016 Issue
Top 20 Research Studies of 2015 for Primary Care Physicians [Article]

The highest-rated studies of 2015 cover respiratory tract infection, back pain, screening and prevention, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease.

Feb 1, 2016 Issue
Responses to Medical Students' Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine [Article]

Learn about the crucial role that family physicians have in the evolving health care environment, their scope of practice, the diverse career opportunities available, the education and training of family physicians, and the economic realities of a career in family medicine.

Feb 1, 2016 Issue
Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine: 2016 Edition [Editorials]

Practicing family physicians are role models for medical students. This Editorial and related article provide the guidance physicians need to counsel students about career choices in family medicine.

Aug 15, 2015 Issue
Global Health: It Matters Now More Than Ever [Editorials]

Diseases once confined to the third or developing world are now everyone's concern. Global has truly become local. Having some knowledge of and competencies in global health is not only relevant, but also essential, for every family physician.

Jul 15, 2015 Issue
Health Literacy: What Do You Need to Do? [Editorials]

What can physicians do to address limited health literacy and be sure that patients understand health information? The answer is twofold: practicewide changes and individual communication changes.

Nov 1, 2014 Issue
Primary Care Physicians' Role in Counseling About Gun Safety [Editorials]

News stories of gun violence have ignited the debate about what public health measures are appropriate for reducing the epidemic of gun injury and death. With the shooting rate climbing, primary care physicians may reasonably ask what role they can play in reducing injuries.

Aug 1, 2014 Issue
Cosmetic Procedures in Family Medicine [Editorials]

Office-based cosmetic procedures are in high demand in the United States. Cosmetic procedures are one of the possible ancillary service options for family physicians who enjoy performing procedures and choose to provide aesthetic care for their patients.

May 1, 2014 Issue
Transitions of Care: Optimizing the Handoff from Hospital-Based Teams to Primary Care Physicians [Editorials]

Caring for hospitalized patients and arranging their discharge plans have become increasingly complex. Primary care physicians should have a prominent role in the transition of their hospitalized patients.

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