Family Medicine

Jul 1, 2011 Issue
Bioterrorism and the Vital Role of Family Physicians [Editorials]

Family physicians and other primary care physicians have a vital role in protecting our patients and our nation against bioterrorism. Passive surveillance is the early warning system for naturally occurring outbreaks, and for bioterrorism events. An astute physician who diagnoses a reportable illnes...

Jun 1, 2010 Issue
Introducing "AFP By Topic: Editors' Choice of Best Current Content" [Editorials]

May 15, 2010 Issue
Family Physicians and Nursing Home Medicine: Forging a Partnership for Quality Care [Editorials]

Apr 15, 2010 Issue
Examining the Heart of Family Medicine: Family History [Editorials]

Apr 1, 2010 Issue
Celebrating the Past; Looking Forward to the Future [Editorials]

Mar 1, 2010 Issue
Discussing Treatment Options with Patients [Curbside Consultation]

Sometimes it may seem easier to inject a subacromial bursa or aspirate a knee joint than to engage in shared decision making with your patients about the use of aspirin for coronary artery disease prevention or a PSA test for prostate cancer screening. The path that led to the disparate valuations o...

Nov 1, 2009 Issue
Dealing with the Impaired Physician [Curbside Consultation]

In 1973, the American Medical Association defined the impaired physician as one who is unable to fulfill professional and personal responsibilities because of a psychiatric illness, alcoholism, or drug dependency. Physicians face the challenge of being able to identify impairment in their colleagues and, most importantly, in themselves.

Sep 1, 2009 Issue
Breaking Bad News Over the Phone [Curbside Consultation]

As a general rule, it is preferable to give test results to your patients in person.

Jun 15, 2009 Issue
2008 World Health Report Emphasizes Importance of Primary Health Care [Editorials]

Mar 1, 2009 Issue
Medical Humanitarian Missions [Editorials]

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