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Researchers Calculate Medical School Production of FPs

An article published in the March issue of Family Medicine identifies factors that contribute to allopathic and osteopathic institutions' output of family physicians over time.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190315fmproduction.html

Vitamin D Does Not Reduce the Incidence or Severity of URIs in Healthy Adults - POEMs -...

Feb 15, 2013 - Vitamin D supplementation, at a dosage of 100,000 IU per month for 18 months, did not reduce the incidence or severity of URIs in healthy adults. This is the third randomized controlled trial that showed no relationship between vitamin D levels and acute URIs.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0215/p288.html

HIPAA Again: Confronting the Updated Privacy and Security Rules -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - New regulations will require practices to revisit and adapt their privacy policies.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p18.html

Recruiting and Retaining the Right Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - Your practice can hire the best candidates by knowing its needs and anticipating theirs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p28.html

AAFP Recruiting for Alcohol SBI Office Champions Project

The AAFP seeks to recruit as many as 25 family medicine practices to participate in its new Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Office Champions Project. The deadline to apply for the project is Aug. 31.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190806alcoholsbiproject.html

When It Comes to Hiring Faculty Physicians, Money Talks

Results of a survey of family medicine department chairs provide new insight into the factors associated with successfully filling vacancies for faculty physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190711facultyhiring.html

Deep Venous Thrombosis: Home vs. Inpatient Treatment - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Dec 1, 2018 - Patients treated at home with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) have lower rates of recurrent VTE than those treated in a hospital.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p642.html

Should We Screen Patients for Barrett's Esophagus? Yes: Men with Long-standing Reflux ...

May 15, 2011 - Although screening and surveillance for Barrett's esophagus is controversial, the latest evidence supports this approach to decrease morbidity and mortality. Carefully evaluating patients with reflux symptoms and stratifying them based on known risk factors has the potential to result ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1140.html

Should Fewer FPs Providing Hospital Care Cause Concern?

New research from the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care explores the declining presence of family physicians in hospital-based care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191119hospitalcare.html

Tips From the Virtual Interview Trail

Virtual residency interviews may remain part of the Match process beyond the pandemic. Fourth-year student Cynthia Ciccotelli offers future applicants her insights.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210127lv-virtualinterview.html

FPs Can Be Trusted Guides When the Dying Don't Specify Wishes

FPs Can Be Trusted Guides When the Dying Don't Specify Wishes

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/fps_can_be_trusted_guides.html

FP Reflects on Service on Front Lines of Family Medicine

During a 22-year stint in the Army, including more than a decade serving as a White House physician, Col. Kevin O'Connor, D.O., has found himself continually searching for ways to better serve his patients, whether it's in a classroom, at a hospital or in a war zone.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190603fdf-oconnor.html

Diagnosis and Management of Common Tinea Infections - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1998 - The estimated lifetime risk of acquiring a dermatophyte infection is between 10 and 20 percent. Recognition and appropriate treatment of these infections reduces both morbidity and discomfort and lessens the possibility of transmission. Dermatophyte infections are classified according ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0701/p163.html

Building Capacity to Care for Refugees -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - So you want to incorporate refugee health into your practice. Now what?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p21.html

Researchers Explore Diminishing Scope of FP Practice

A recent policy brief examines how the trend toward more employed physicians impacts scope of practice in family medicine, noting that a broader scope benefits both patients and physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180418scope.html

FPs Discuss Underserved Populations, Reproductive Health

During the 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders April 26-28, AAFP members acted on resolutions considered by the Reference Committee on Education.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20180502nccl-education.html

Recognition of Common Childhood Malignancies - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2000 - Although cancer has an annual incidence of only about 150 new cases per 1 million U.S. children, it is the second leading cause of childhood deaths. Early detection and prompt therapy have the potential to reduce mortality. Leukemias, lymphomas and central nervous system tumors account ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p2144.html

A New Year, a New Congress and New Opportunities for Family Medicine

A New Year, a New Congress and New Opportunities for Family Medicine

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/a_new_year_a_new.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2018 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - Know your RVUs | Set antibiotic expectations before a sore throat exam | Use a white board to track high-risk patients

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p34.html

Interventional Radiology in Cancer Patients - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - Procedures performed by an interventional radiology specialist are becoming increasingly important in the management of patients with cancer. Although general interventional radiology procedures such as angiography and angioplasty are used in patients with and without cancer, certain ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p95.html

Six Characteristics of Effective Practice Teams -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - With a little effort, your team can take its performance to new heights.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p26.html

Cutaneous Sarcoidosis: A Dermatologic Masquerader - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease that may involve almost any organ system; therefore, it results in various clinical manifestations. Cutaneous sarcoidosis occurs in up to one third of patients with systemic sarcoidosis. Recognition of cutaneous lesions is important because they ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1581.html

Primary Dysmenorrhea - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1999 - Primary dysmenorrhea is defined as cramping pain in the lower abdomen occurring just before or during menstruation, in the absence of other diseases such as endometriosis. Prevalence rates are as high as 90 percent. Initial presentation of primary dysmenorrhea typically occurs in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0801/p489.html

Delegates Have Their Say on Practice Enhancement Issues

Delegates voted on a number of issues submitted to the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement during the 2020 Congress of Delegates ― the AAFP’s first-ever virtual COD.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201015cod-practenhance.html

Delegates Tackle Rural OB Decline, Hospitality Event

Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates addressed a number of issues, including how to stem the ongoing loss of obstetrical services in rural areas and potential changes to the combined AAFP candidate hospitality event held during the COD.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016cod-orgfin.html

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease - FPIN's Clinical ...

Oct 15, 2019 - Patients with established cardiovascular disease or risk factors (e.g., ischemic cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, high risk of atherothrombotic disease) should receive dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin plus clopidogrel, which confers additional benefit over ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p463.html

Study Identifies Best Predictors of Bacterial Sinus Infection

A study published in the March/April issue of Annals of Family Medicine identified three predictors that best helped clinicians diagnose patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190405ars-abrs.html

Survey Reveals Common Misconceptions About Flu, Vaccination

Millennials and African Americans are more likely than other groups to skip their annual flu vaccines, according to the results of a survey commissioned by the AAFP.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200122flusurvey.html

Evaluation and Management of Nonulcer Dyspepsia - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2004 - When no organic cause for dyspepsia is found, the condition generally is considered to be functional, or idiopathic. Nonulcer dyspepsia can cause a variety of symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. Many patients with nonulcer dyspepsia have multiple somatic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0701/p107.html

Health Literacy: What Do You Need to Do? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2015 - 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.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p84.html

FPs Doing Good Work in House of Medicine

FPs Doing Good Work in House of Medicine

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/fps_doing_good_work_in.html

Removing Six Key Barriers to Online Portal Use -- FPM

Feb 1, 2015 - Portals can benefit your practice and your patients, but you have to get them using the technology first.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/p26.html

The Med Student Curriculum Vitae - Writing a CV for Residency

Get noticed by program directors with a compelling curriculum vitae that highlights your accomplishments.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/applying-to-residency/cv.html

Taking a Stand for My D.O. Colleagues

Following unfounded criticisms of osteopathic medicine, Shyam Odeti, M.D., M.S., writes that physicians must stand together when our profession is dragged by pundits and pitchmen.

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20201125guested-do.html

Exercise and Pregnancy Loss - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2015 - Regular exercise for up to seven or more hours per week (including low-intensity and high-intensity aerobics, jogging, cycling, and swimming) is not associated with increased rates of miscarriage in the first to mid-second trimesters. Patients may continue bending and lifting at work, ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p437.html

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part II. Glomerular ...

Sep 15, 2004 - The Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative of the National Kidney Foundation published clinical practice guidelines on chronic kidney disease in February 2002. Of the 15 guidelines, the first six are of greatest relevance to family physicians. Part II of this two-part review covers ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1091.html

Study Offers Insights on Communicating With Patients

A study in the January/February 2018 issue of Annals of Family Medicine observed primary care interactions and communication with patients with newly diagnosed diabetes.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180302annalscommunicate.html

Duke Students Show Keen Interest in Family Medicine

Duke Students Show Keen Interest in Family Medicine

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/duke_students_show_keen_interest.html

AAFP Reprint No 264 Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

There are many subtle, yet significant, differences in the diagnosis and management of older adults when compared with younger patients. The philosophy of providing comprehensive, continuous care includes the belief that a patient’s health in later years is vitally affected by lifestyle...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint264_Older.pdf

Roundtable Shows How to Square Off for Family Medicine

The Academy's all-virtual State Legislative Conference kicked off with a strong session recognizing big wins from three chapters -- and showing how these victories can be reproduced elsewhere.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20201001itt-slcroundtable.html

Fix Disparities, Payment to Improve Maternal Health, AAFP Advises

The AAFP offered detailed advice to CMS on addressing the maternal mortality rate, including examining the role of racism, and improving access to care by family physicians and payment.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200603ruralmaternal.html

Up in the Air: Responding to Medical Emergencies at 30,000 Feet

Up in the Air: Responding to Medical Emergencies at 30,000 Feet

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/up_in_the_air_is.html

Impact of Breastfeeding Support - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2013 - Proactive support in many forms, provided by health care professionals or laypersons, increases the duration of any breastfeeding (including partial and exclusive) and exclusive breastfeeding. Face-to-face support is superior to telephone-based interventions. Support for continued ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0201/p176.html

How to Counsel Men About PSA Screening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2016 - For family physicians to put PSA screening guidance into practice, they must elicit patients' preferences and provide accurate, understandable information about the benefits and harms.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1115/p782.html

Conjugated Estrogens/Bazedoxifene (Duavee) for Menopausal Symptoms - STEPS - American ...

Feb 15, 2016 - Conjugated estrogens/bazedoxifene is effective for the treatment of menopausal symptoms and may be better tolerated than conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogesterone. It will maintain bone mineral density in the lumbar spine and hip, but its effect on fractures is not known. Cardiovascular ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p307.html

Letting Life Take You by Surprise Can Stave Off Burnout

Physicians have the highest suicide rate in the nation. Kurt Bravata, M.D., ponders the need to recharge our batteries and reinforce the things that drew us into health care.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180905fp-engage.html

Duration of Bisphosphonate Therapy - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2018 - Oral bisphosphonates significantly reduce clinical fracture risk at four years in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis (T-score less than −2.5). Treatment beyond five years is associated with further reductions in fractures in women with persistent femoral neck T-scores less than −2.5.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0401/od1.html

Global Health

Family physicians have a significant stake in global health issues because the health of patients within U.S. borders is affected by the health of populations worldwide, and health outcomes in other countries can be affected by developments in the U.S.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/global-health.html

Acute and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder After Spontaneous Abortion - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2000 - When a spontaneous abortion is followed by complicated bereavement, the primary care physician may not consider the diagnosis of acute stress disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. The major difference between these two conditions is that, in acute stress disorder, symptoms such as...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1689.html

AAFP Scores Win as CMS Activates Medicare ID Look-up Tool

The AAFP was successful in its recent efforts to persuade CMS to create a look-up tool for patients' Medicare Beneficiary Identifier numbers.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180619mbilookup.html

Preparing for Value-Based Payment: Five Essential Skills for Success -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - As physician payment increasingly becomes tied to value, these five habits can help you succeed.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p25.html

Therapist-Guided, Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety - FPIN's ...

Oct 1, 2018 - Therapist-guided, Internet-delivered CBT can be used as an effective treatment for anxiety in adults and is similar in effectiveness to face-to-face CBT.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1001/p459.html

Being a Family Physician Requires 'Courageous' Commitment

Aroha? In this Leader Voices Blog post, Gary LeRoy, M.D., describes the courage and commitment needed to succeed in family medicine.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180103lv-aroha.html

E/M Coding and the Documentation Guidelines: Putting It All Together -- FPM

Oct 1, 2011 - It's time to test your E/M coding skills.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0900/p33.html

Risk of GI Bleeding Highest with Rivaroxaban, Lower with Apixaban, and Lowest with PPI ...

May 15, 2019 - Among patients using oral anticoagulants alone, the risk of hospitalization for upper GI tract bleeding is highest with rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and lowest with apixaban (Eliquis).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/od4.html

Program Directors: Virtual Interviews Better Than Expected

The pandemic forced the unprecedented step of moving all Match interviews online. In this QandA, four family medicine residency program directors share their insights regarding virtual interviews.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20201218matchqanda.html

Daily Multivitamins Have Minimal, if Any, Effect on Preventing Cancer in Men and Do Not...

Mar 15, 2013 - Daily multivitamin supplementation results in a minimal, if any, reduction in epithelial cell cancers in men. This study found no significant benefit to multivitamin supplementation in reducing the risk of prostate, colorectal, lung, or bladder cancers. The risks of cancer-related ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/p444.html

Cullen: FPs Are Heroes in 'Epic Adventure' of U.S. Health Care

Newly installed AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., opened the 2018 Family Medicine Experience with a rousing speech about changing the health care system so FPs can do the work their patients need.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181015fmx-cullenspeech.html

Keeping It Real: Preceptorship Exposes Students to Importance of Rural Family Medicine

Keeping It Real: Preceptorship Exposes Students to Importance of Rural Family Medicine

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/preceptorship_exposes_students_to_importance.html

Opioids for Osteoarthritis of the Knee or Hip - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

May 1, 2010 - Compared with placebo, the benefits achieved from opioid therapy are modest in terms of pain relief and improvement in function, and do not outweigh the increase in adverse effects. No single opioid stands out as more effective or safer than the rest.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0501/p1094.html

Putting My Broad-scope Training to the Test

Tate Hinkle, M.D., and his primary care colleagues tested the limits of their broad-scope training when a wave of subspecialists left their small, rural community.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180827fp-subspecialists.html

Treatments for Nocturnal Leg Cramps - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2017 - Calcium channel blockers or B vitamins may lead to short-term improvement in nocturnal leg cramps. Stretching has mixed results. Quinine is effective but is no longer recommended, and it is not approved for treatment of leg cramps because of potential toxicity.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/od3.html

Childhood Bullying: Implications for Physicians - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - Childhood bullying has potentially serious implications for bullies and their targets. Bullying involves a pattern of repeated aggression, a deliberate intent to harm or disturb a victim despite the victim's apparent distress, and a real or perceived imbalance of power. Bullying can ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1723.html

Burnout in Residency Coordinators Tied to Job Satisfaction

A study published in the October issue of Family Medicine reports on job satisfaction and burnout among family medicine residency coordinators in the United States.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20181101fmrcoords.html

Perioperative Management of Diabetes - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2003 - Maintaining glycemic and metabolic control is difficult in diabetic patients who are undergoing surgery. The preoperative evaluation of all patients with diabetes should include careful screening for asymptomatic cardiac or renal disease. Frequent self-monitoring of glucose levels is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p93.html

AAFP-PT: Answers to Common Questions

Learn more about the AAFP laboratory proficiency testing program by viewing frequently asked questions, including ordering information, kit troubleshooting, and reporting.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/pt-lab-testing/faq.html

Attenuating Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - American ...

Dec 15, 2000 - Patients with type 2 diabetes (formerly known as non-insulin-resistant diabetes) have a significantly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Once clinical cardiovascular disease develops, these patients have a poorer prognosis than normoglycemic patients. By inducing ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2633.html

New MIGs Focus on Intimate Partner Violence, EMR Optimization

The Academy's Board of Directors has given the thumbs up to two new AAFP member interest groups: the EMR Optimization and Intimate Partner Violence MIGs. That brings the total number of MIGs to 20.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190809ipv-emrmigs.html

Communicating Risks: Let's Talk Numeracy -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - Understanding numeracy will make your risk conversations with patients more effective.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p4.html

The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 3,088 Family Physicians -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Where else can you get EHR advice from a few thousand colleagues?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p23.html

Researchers Explore Rural Training Track Assets, Risks

New research looks at the challenges family medicine residency rural training tracks face as they struggle, in many cases, to stay in operation.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191101rttresidencies.html

Telehealth Deserves Payment; the AAFP Is Helping Secure It

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's efforts to help family physicians during the pandemic, including securing payment for telephone-based services.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200331itt-telehealth.html

Political Panel: Post-election Health Care Forecast

A political panel on navigating the health care landscape at the 2020 virtual Family Medicine Experience offered insights from two veteran political operatives.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201022fmx-politicalpanel.html

Advantages of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy Technique - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American...

Jun 15, 2012 - NSV should be used instead of the standard incisional method.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/od1.html

Increased Daily Steps Associated with Reduced All-Cause Mortality - POEMs - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 15, 2020 - This study found that a greater number of daily steps was significantly associated with lower all-cause mortality.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1015/od4.html

MIPS: Explaining the Cost Performance Category

Information on the Cost performance category under MIPS as part of MACRA and the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/mips/cost.html

Phentermine/Topiramate (Qsymia) for Chronic Weight Management - STEPS - American Family...

Oct 15, 2014 - Phentermine/topiramate has been shown to be a good option for sustained weight loss in patients who are unable to lose weight with diet and exercise alone. It should not be given to patients with a history of significant heart disease, and women of childbearing age should use ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p576.html

Cognitive Rest in Concussion Management - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2012 - In recent years, there have been significant and progressive changes in the evaluation, management, and return-to-play principles of sports concussions. Today, the medical community manages each case individually by applying guidelines that are based on the best scientific evidence.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0115/p100.html

Stay Out of the "Teachers' Lounge" -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - You have to be vigilant, or the complainers will eat you alive.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/p40.html

Clostridium difficile Infection: Prevention and Treatment - Implementing AHRQ Effective...

Feb 1, 2018 - How effective are interventions to prevent and treat Clostridium difficile infection?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p196.html

Rekindling the Fire of Family Medicine -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - The article examines common causes of professional dissatisfaction among physicians and suggests possible solutions.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p15.html

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: It's Not Just Infertility - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2000 - Recent diagnostic and pharmacologic developments have focused renewed attention on polycystic ovary syndrome. Clinical features of the syndrome include anovulation, hyperandrogenism and menstrual dysfunction, but several other abnormalities, including hyperinsulinemia, luteinizing ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p1079.html

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults - ...

May 15, 2019 - A.F., a 32-year-old woman, presents for a health maintenance visit. It has been more than a year since she was last seen. She has no significant medical history and has never used tobacco, alcohol, or any other substances.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p649.html

Invest in FPs and Maybe Insurance Won't Cost as Much as a Car

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin makes the case that the most prudent place to invest any single health care dollar is in family medicine.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190917itt-investfm.html

MIPS: Explaining the Improvement Activities Performance Category

Information on the Improvement Activities (IA) performance category under MIPS as part of MACRA and the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/mips/improvement-activities.html

The Patient-Centered Medical Home

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care that aims to transform the delivery of comprehensive primary care to children, adolescents, and adults.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home.html

Cardiac Risk Assessment -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - The Cardiac Risk Assist app allows health care professionals to calculate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p32.html

Keynoter Outlines Do’s and Don’ts of Debunking False Science

Main-stage speaker Timothy Caulfield, Ph.D., schooled 2020 Family Medicine Experience virtual attendees on the finer points of recognizing and responding to misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic and a host of other scientific topics.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201022fmx-caulfield.html

Can CPOE Systems Decrease Use of Laboratory Studies and Control Costs? - AFP Journal ...

Sep 15, 2014 - Can computerized physician order entry systems decrease the use of laboratory studies? An intervention's durability (ability to provide sustained results) is important to consider before implementing the intervention based on a study's results.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0915/p409.html

Panel Size: How Many Patients Can One Doctor Manage? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - There are limits to the number of patients you can effectively care for. Here's how to determine that number, improve patient access and better manage your workload.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p44.html

SGR Deadline Looms; ACA Faces SCOTUS Challenge

A full repeal and replace bill regarding the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula is expected to be considered soon by Congress. With a March 31 deadline approaching to avoid a drastic Medicare payment cut, AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/sgr_deadline_looms_aca_faces.html

Hand and Wrist Injuries: Part II. Emergent Evaluation - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2004 - Primary care physicians must be able to recognize wrist and hand injuries that require immediate attention. A complete history and physical examination, including assessment of distal limb function, are essential. Hemorrhage control is necessary in patients with vessel lacerations and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0415/p1949.html

Stranded Patients, Lost Meds Are Just the Beginning of Flood Disaster

Stranded Patients, Lost Meds Are Just the Beginning of Flood Disaster

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/stranded_patients_lost_meds_are.html

Health Care Screening for Men Who Have Sex with Men - American Family Physician

May 1, 2004 - Men who have sex with men often do not reveal their sexual practices or sexual orientation to their physician. Lack of disclosure from the patient, discomfort or inadequate training of the physician, perceived or real hostility from medical staff, and insufficient screening guidelines ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2149.html

Here's My Number, Call Me (Maybe)

Here's My Number, Call Me (Maybe)

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/here_s_my_number_call.html

Liraglutide (Saxenda) for Weight Loss - STEPS - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2016 - Liraglutide, combined with lifestyle counseling, produces a clinically significant and sustained weight loss that continues as long as it is used. Nausea and vomiting, however, are common adverse effects, and about one in 10 patients will discontinue treatment.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0715/p161.html

A Simple Cough Algorithm for Children with Chronic Cough - POEMs - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2013 - In children with chronic cough, a simple approach of ruling out specific indicators of cause, followed by treating a wet cough with antibiotics, results in a significant decrease in the duration of cough. Some of the causes of chronic cough were reactive airway disease, bronchiectasis, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/od1.html

ACLF Speakers Urge FPs to Advocate for Health System Reform

During a panel discussion on health system reform at the AAFP's 2019 Annual Chapter Leader Forum, speakers said politicians are unlikely to change the health care system without action by patients and physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190506aclf-2020.html

ACIP Releases 2015 Childhood Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Feb 15, 2015 - The 2015 immunization schedule for children and the catch-up schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a few changes that are pertinent for family physicians.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p265.html

Do Residents' Skills Match Medicare Patients' Needs?

New research suggests that family medicine residents' training does not align with the most common procedures that Medicare patients need.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190620proceduretraining.html

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