Clinical Recommendations by Type

80 Total

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP recommends the USPSTF Guideline for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in men and women.

Acute Otitis Externa - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on acute otitis externa.

ADHD in Children and Adolescents - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents.

Adolescent Health Care, Confidentiality

Read the AAFP's recommendations regarding confidentiality and privacy when treating adolescent patients.

Adult Sinusitis - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the Clinical Practice Guideline on Adult Sinusitis categorized by the AAFP with Affirmation of Value.

Alcohol Advertising and Underage Alcohol Usage

Read the AAFP's position on alcohol advertising and underage alcohol usage.

Alcohol Misuse - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP recommends the USPSTF Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation for Alcohol Misuse.

Allergic Rhinitis

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on allergic rhinitis.

Annual EKGs for Low-risk Patients - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on annual electrocardiograms (EKGs) or other cardiac screening for low-risk patients.

Antibiotics

Read the AAFP's position on the appropriate use of antibiotic treatment.

Antibiotics for Otitis Media - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescription of antibiotics for otitis media in children with non-severe symptoms.

Antibiotics for Sinusitis - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescribing antibiotics to treat sinusitis.

Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP recommends the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on Asprin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer.

Athletic Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Read the AAFP's position on the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Atrial Fibrillation - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines on Management of Newly-Detected Atrial Fibrillation.

Autism Spectrum: Children (Aged 18 to 30 Months) - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation)

Clinical preventive service recommendation on autism for children, ages 18 to 30 months.

Breast Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive recommendations on screening for breast cancer via mammography.

Breast Cancer, CBE - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive recommendations on screening for breast cancer via clinical exam.

Breast Cancer, Self BSE- Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive recommendations on self breast examination for breast cancer.

Bronchiolitis - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the American Academy of Family Physician's endorsement of guidelines for the diagnosis and management of bronchiolitis.

Cardiovascular Risk - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk, endorsed with qualifications by the AAFP.

Cerumen Impaction - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP's clinical recommendation on cerumen impaction.

Chelation Therapy

Read the AAFP's position on chelation therapy as a treatment for artherosclerotic vascular disease.

Cholesterol - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline for treatment of cholesterol endorsed with qualifications by the AAFP.

Chronic Kidney Disease - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment of Stage 1 to 3 Chronic Kidney Disease.

Colorectal Cancer Screening, Adults - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer in adults.

Coverage, Patient Education, and Counseling for Family Planning, Contraceptive Methods, and Sterilization Procedures

Read the AAFP's policy on coverage, counseling, and methods for family planning.

DEXA for Osteoporosis - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't use dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) screening for osteoporosis in women under age 65 or men under 70 with no risk factors.

Diabetes - Clinical Practice Guidelines

View AAFP-endorsed guidelines for management of diabetes in children and adolescents and for oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults.

Elective Inductions of Labor Between 39 and 41 Weeks - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Avoid elective, non-medically indicated inductions of labor between 39 weeks, 0 days and 41 weeks, 0 days unless the cervix is deemed favorable.

Elective, Non-medically Indicated Inductions of Labor or Cesarean Deliveries Before 39 Weeks - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don’t schedule elective, non-medically indicated inductions of labor or Cesarean deliveries before 39 weeks, 0 days gestational age.

Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies

AAFP policy on fluoridation of public water supplies and treatment for children.

Genomic Testing for Cardiovascular Disease - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access AAFP preventive service recommendations on genomic testing for cardiovascular disease.

Genomic Testing for Colorectal Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access AAFP preventive service recommendations on genomic testing for colorectal cancer.

Group B Strep - Clinical Practice Guideline

View clinical practice guideline for prevention of group B streptococcal disease in newborns (AAFP Affirmation of Value).

Hearing Loss, Deafness, and the Hard-of-Hearing

Learn about AAFP's policy regarding hearing loss, deafness, and hard-of-hearing status.

Hepatitis B Virus Chronic Infection Screening - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for Hepatitis B virus chronic infection screening.

HIV Screening, Adolescents and Adults - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP clinical recommendations for screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in adolescents and adults.

Hypertension - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines for managing high blood pressure in adults, developed by the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC-8) and endorsed by the AAFP.

Hypertension in Adults Over 60

Access evidence-based guidelines for managing high blood pressure in adults over age 60, developed by the American College of Physicians and the AAFP.

Hypertension in Children and Adolescents - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the American Academy of Family Physician's endorsement of guidelines for high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

Imaging for Low Back Pain - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't do imaging for low back pain within the first six weeks, unless red flags are present.

Intimate Partner Violence

Read about AAFP's policy on intimate partner violence.

Laetrile

Read the AAFP position on the use of laetrile as a treatment for cancer patients.

Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives

Read AAFP's position on long-acting reversible contraceptives.

Low Back Pain - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline endorsed by the AAFP on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain.

Lung Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for lung cancer.

Management of Acute and Recurrent Gout

Access the clinical practice guideline endorsed by the AAFP on the Management of Acute and Recurrent Gout.

Neonatal Circumcision

Read AAFP's policy on Neonatal Circumcision.

Obesity and Overweight

Read the AAFP's recommendations for the family physician's role in counseling overweight and obese patients.

Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

Access the Clinical Practice Guideline on Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain categorized by the AAFP with Affirmation of Value.

Otitis Media - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing and managing acute otitis media, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and endorsed by the AAFP.

Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptives

Read the AAFP's position on over-the-counter oral contraceptives.

Overweight and Obesity in Adults - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline on Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults endorsed by the AAFP.

Pap Smears - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't perform Pap smears on women under the age of 21 or women who have had a hysterectomy for non-cancer disease.

Pelvic Exam or Physical Exams to Prescribe Oral Contraceptive Medications - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Do not require a pelvic exam or other physical exam to prescribe oral contraceptive medications.

Physical Activity in Children

Read the AAFP's recommendation on physical activity in children.

Post Myocardial Infarction Depression - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP's Guidelines for the Detection and Treatment of Post-Myocardial Infarction Depression.

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Preconception Care (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on preconception care. Preconception care is defined as individualized care for men and women that is focused on reducing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections

Read AAFP's endorsement of strategies for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases and blood borne infections.

Prostate Cancer Screening Using a Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) Test or Digital Rectal Exam - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Do not routinely screen for prostate cancer using a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or digital rectal exam.

Scoliosis in Adolescents - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely® recommendation on screening adolescents for scoliosis.

Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Adults - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults.

Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis in Asymptomatic Adult Patients - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don’t screen for carotid artery stenosis (CAS) in asymptomatic adult patients.

Screening for Cervical Cancer in Women Older Than 65 Years of Age - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don’t screen women older than 65 years of age for cervical cancer who have had adequate prior screening and are not otherwise at high risk for cervical cancer.

Screening Pelvic Exam - Clinical Practice Guideline

AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline

Screening Pelvic Exam - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP clinical preventive service recommendations on screening for certain gynecologic conditions with pelvic exams.

Tonsillectomy - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed Clinical Practice Guideline for Tonsillectomy in Children.

Treatment of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline endorsed by the AAFP on the Treatment of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis.

United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use

Unsupported Screening and Diagnostic Testing

Read the AAFP's opposition to non-evidence-based screening and diagnostic tests.

Urinary Incontinence in Women - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on Nonsurgical Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on vaginal birth after cesarean.

Venous Thromboembolism - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines for Current Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism in Primary Care and on Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients.

Vertigo - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical recommendation on Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) for First Febrile Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Do not perform voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) routinely in first febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) in children aged 2-24 months.