Infectious diseases

November/December 2021 Issue
Antibiotic Stewardship Throughout the Primary Care Visit: Opportunities for Office Staff [Feature]

Engaging office staff will make your practice’s antibiotic stewardship efforts more effective.

November/December 2021 Issue
Office-Based Strategies to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance [Feature]

The goal is not simply to avoid antibiotics but to use them in a judicious manner. Here are 10 steps family physicians, practices, and leaders can take.

September/October 2020 Issue
Building an Outdoor Urgent Care Clinic During a Pandemic: One Clinic's Experience [Feature]

When an infectious disease outbreak strikes, an outdoor clinic can reduce the risk of transmission and conserve personal protective equipment.

March/April 2014 Issue
Resolving Patients' Vaccination Uncertainty: Going From "No Thanks!" to "Of Course!" [Feature]

Immunizations can help prevent disease breakouts but require being mindful of patient concerns and misconceptions.

Jul-Aug 2009 Issue
Preparing Your Office for an Infectious Disease Epidemic [Feature]

If your practice doesn't have a written preparedness plan, now is the time to develop one.

Sep-Oct 2008 Issue
Launching a Community-Wide Flu Vaccination Plan [Feature]

When this community took a more organized approach to providing vaccinations rather than simply reacting to public demand, everyone benefited.

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.

Mar 2007 Issue
You, Your Public Health Department and the Next Flu Pandemic [Opinion]

Optimal outcomes will depend on close collaboration between family physicians and public health officials. Is your practice ready?

Apr 2006 Issue
Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia [Feature]

Using a clinical prediction tool at the point of care will help you choose which course is best for your patient.

Jan 2006 Issue
Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Vaccine Prioritization [Feature]

Here’s how to determine which patients and employees in your practice should receive the influenza vaccine if a pandemic occurs.

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