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2015 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Advocacy

...9 10 WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 17,721 deaths in 11 2011 from Hepatitis C, which exceeds the number of deaths from HIV, and 12 13 WHEREAS, the CDC and the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend 14 performing a onetime...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2015-advocacy.pdf

2015 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Education

...2. Resolution No. 2002 Additional Resources for Community-Based Family Medicine GME Programs 3. Resolution No. 2003 Internationally Funded Residency Slots in U.S. Residency Programs 4. Resolution No. 2004 Updating Colon Cancer Screening 5. Resolution No. 2005 Physicians...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2015-education.pdf

2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

...Commission members acknowledged that the AAFP continues to seek ways for these payers to do more to attract and support family medicine practices, especially those in rural settings and in urban underserved areas and agreed to reaffirm the resolution as being addressed through the...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

2016 Election: Dates to Remember

On Nov. 8, American voters will elect a new president and vice president, 469 members of Congress and a dozen governors. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some important dates to remember.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/2016_election_dates_to_remember.html

2017 Hurricanes, Wildfires Impact ACOs' Ability to Succeed

The AAFP has asked for changes to a CMS interim final rule regarding 2017 disasters and accountable care organization policies.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180220msspdisaster.html

2018-2019 Influenza Vaccine Is Effective, Says CDC

On Feb. 15, the CDC released a pair of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports that offer interim information on the 2018-2019 influenza season and address this season's flu vaccine effectiveness.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190220fluvaccine.html

2019 AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey Is Coming Soon

Active AAFP and resident members will soon have an opportunity to tell the Academy what they think about being a member and what the AAFP can do to best serve the needs of members and drive the specialty forward.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190402membersatsurv.html

2019 NRMP Match Marks Decade of Growth for Family Medicine

The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.

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

2019 Recommendations of the AMA Opioid Task Force

...companies must have addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry and psychiatric physicians not only in the network but accepting new patients as well as mental health and substance use disorder parity coverage that is on par with medical and surgical benefits. Anything less is...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/hops19-ama-opioid-recs.pdf

2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

The proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is 1,704 pages long. In a much shorter In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the key points family physicians should know.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190820itt-2020mpfs.html

2020 National Conference Virtual FAQs

...You will receive a registration confirmation email with your registrant ID number. How do I log into the National Conference virtual platform? View this page for specific platform access instructions. How do I update my profile? For instructions on how to update...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/nc20-attendee-faqs.pdf

2020 National Residency Match Program Results: Where Does Family Medicine Stand and ...

Aug 15, 2020 - Although overshadowed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, results of the 2020 National Residency Match Program (The Match) are in.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p202.html

2020 Student and Resident Leadership Activities

...• Issues worked on: Advocated for reproductive rights, increased training opportunities in LGTBQ healthcare, elimination of race-based medicine, and resident work hours • Leadership skill developed: Finding my voice and in a room full of physicians with much more experience than...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/leadership-slides.pdf

2021 E/M Payment Boost Intact, Academy Reports

An AAFP summary of CMS' proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule confirms that the increase in payment to family physicians announced last year is still set to begin in 2021.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200827mpfs.html

2162.pdf

...T argeted use of hepatitis A vaccines in the United States since 1995 has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of reported cases of hepatitis A, from 32,000 in 1990 to 7,700 in 2003,1 with most of the decrease occurring in children.2 As a result of this trend and new...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2162.pdf

2175.pdf

...of Adults with Mental Retardation CHRISTOPHER D. PRATER, M.D., and ROBERT G. ZYLSTRA, ED.D., L.C.S.W. University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee A pproximately 1 percent of the gen- eral population has mental retar- dation.1 The U.S....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2175.pdf

2187.pdf

...Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois PETER P. LOPEZ, M.D., DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida E pithelial tumors of the esophagus (i.e., squamous cell and adenocar- cinoma) are responsible...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2187.pdf

2195.pdf

...2196 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 73, Number 12 June 15, 2006 Hip Fracture fatal PE is 1.4 to 7.5 percent.6 The effectiveness of several drug treatments (e.g., heparinoids, fondaparinux [Arix- tra], warfarin [Coumadin], antiplatelet agents) for the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2195.pdf

21st Century Medicine, 20th Century People -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - Sometimes technology isn't the problem.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p40.html

28sixt.pdf

...my husband and I moved from the coast of Virginia to a small town in North Carolina to hang out our shingle and dive into the business of medicine. We selected a growing, rural town that was close to urban areas but still deeply underserved by physicians. Within a month, both of us...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p28.pdf

33 hill newpatient.qxd

...applies only to the categories of evaluation and management (E/M) services titled Office or Other Outpatient Services and Preventive Medicine Services, but as a family physician, most of the codes you sub- mit fall into these categories, and the defini- tion is hard to incorporate...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/fpm20030900p33.pdf

342.pdf

...for Musculoskeletal Conditions JOCELYN R. GRAVLEE, M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida DANIEL J. VAN DURME, M.D., Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida F amily physicians often must make decisions regarding the use of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/afp20070201p342.pdf

355

...JENNIFER LEISER, MD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah S erious mental illness (i.e., schizo- phrenia, nonaffective psychotic dis- orders, bipolar spectrum disorders, substance dependence, and suicidal- ity) affects 6 percent of adults in the United...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0801/afp20080801p355.pdf

361.pdf

...Amblyopia NIPA R. DOSHI, M.D., and MARIA LOURDES F. RODRIGUEZ, M.D. Drexel University College of Medicine, Warminster, Pennsylvania A mblyopia, often called lazy eye, is a decrease in visual acuity resulting from abnormal visual development in infancy and early childhood. The...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/afp20070201p361.pdf

41simp.pdf

...In any given week, four out of five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs, or dietary and herbal supplements. Nearly one-third of adults take five or more different medications.1 Given the volume of medications being taken, medication-related injuries...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p41.pdf

47 roberts.qxd

...factor in rising medical liability premiums appears to be the size of the awards, rather than the frequency of lawsuits. In Wisconsin, the number of claims filed actually decreased from 348 in 1990 to 249 in 2001.2 In 1995, the national median for jury awards was $500,000 and the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/fpm20021000p47.pdf

501.pdf

...502 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 75, Number 4 February 15, 2007 Oral Lesions SORT: KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE Clinical recommendation Evidence rating References When treating recurrent herpes labialis with systemic antivirals such as acyclovir...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/afp20070215p501.pdf

515.pdf

...conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Pre- vention showed that, in 1991, two thirds of three-year-olds had taken cough or cold medicine in the preceding 30 days.4 Because colds are common presentations in physi- cian offices, and cough and cold remedies are used almost...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/afp20070215p515.pdf

523.pdf

...524 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 75, Number 4 February 15, 2007 SORT: KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE Clinical recommendation Evidence rating References Emollients are the mainstay of maintenance therapy for atopic dermatitis. B 3, 4, 10 Topical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/afp20070215p523.pdf

56.pdf

...July 1, 2008 Volume 78, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 57 such programs can accommodate only a fraction of the nation’s obese children. The widespread use of medications to treat child- hood obesity is likely many years away. Sig- nificant environmental and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/afp20080701p56.pdf

6 Easy Steps to Low-Cost Electronic Medical Record -- Family Practice Management

...of California-Davis Medical Group in Sacramento. Dr. Jerant is an assistant professor of clinical family medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, UC-Davis. The EMR system described in this article was developed by Dr. Jue, based partly on ideas developed by John...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/fpm20010500p33.pdf

60-Second Survey Gives Insight Into Unmet Social Needs

Researchers found that a brief survey administered to patients helped identify obstacles to maintaining good health.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190612minutesurvey.html

636.pdf

...February 15, 2006 Volume 73, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 637 Chronic Plaque Psoriasis psoriasis from other conditions with similar appearances such as lichen simplex chroni- cus, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermati- tis, and tinea corporis. PLAQUES...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/afp20060215p636.pdf

647.pdf

...and Treatment ABI V. RAYNER, M.D., M.P.H., JAMES G. O’BRIEN, M.D., and BEN SCHOENBACHLER, M.D. University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky V irtually all patients with dementia will develop changes in behav- ior and personality as the disease progresses.1...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/afp20060215p647.pdf

659.pdf

...cates approximately 3 percent of pregnancies and leads to one third of preterm births.1 It increases the risk of prematurity and leads to a number of other perinatal and neonatal complications, including a 1 to 2 percent risk of fetal death.2 Physicians caring for pregnant patients...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/afp20060215p659.pdf

669.pdf

...Pulmonary Disease: Diagnostic Considerations MARVIN DEWAR, M.D., J.D., and R. WHIT CURRY, JR., M.D. University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida T he global burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is increasing; the disease is projected to be the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/afp20060215p669.pdf

71h.pdf

...Diabetic Foot Infection MAZEN S. BADER, MD, MPH, Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Medicine, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada I n patients with diabetes, any foot infec- tion is potentially serious. Diabetic foot infections range in severity from superficial paronychia to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/afp20080701p71.pdf

87h.pdf

...88 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 78, Number 1 July 1, 2008 However, other risk factors are responsible for an increasing number of COPD cases.8 These risk factors include advancing age, secondhand smoke exposure, chronic exposure to environmental or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/afp20080701p87.pdf

93.pdf

...Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy LAWRENCE LEEMAN, MD, MPH, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico PATRICIA FONTAINE, MD, MS, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota H ypertensive disorders represent the most common medical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/afp20080701p93.pdf

A Battle to Overcome "Diabulimia" - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2009 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0215/p263.html

A Better Day Tomorrow

...268 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 86, Number 3 ◆ August 1, 2012 COMMENTARY Understanding R.H.’s personal narrative has helped me provide better care. After learning the struggles R.H. and her family had been through, I began to see that her chronic medical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0801/afp20120801p268.pdf

A Bump on the Knee

July 15, 2015 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/afp20150715p149.pdf

A Cancer-Finding Team - AFP 50 Years Ago - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2000 - ...years of family medicine. This feature, titled A Cancer-Finding Team and written by Lowell S. Goin, M.D., is reproduced from the April 1950 issue of GP. The commentary was written by Jim Nuovo, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University...

American Family Physician : AFP 50 Years Ago

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0615/p3531.html

A Case of Medical Uncertainty

...March 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 501 Case Scenario At the urgent care clinic where I work, a 38-year-old uninsured woman presented while en route from another part of the country. She expressed severe anxiety about muscle twitch- ing in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/afp20120301p501.pdf

A Case of Medical Uncertainty - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2012 - Medical uncertainty (i.e., not knowing how to proceed with a patient-related problem) can stem from any number of potential situations in daily clinical practice. The causes of uncertainty are many, but the feeling of stress or discomfort it creates is a familiar constant, though it may...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/p501.html

A Changing Landscape for 'Diary' - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - ...continue to provide contributions to Diary, Dr. Larimore's departure means that there will be fewer Diary writers to fill up an increasing number of Diary pages—since the column, like AFP, has increased in frequency over the past decade. So we put our heads together and came up with...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p602.html

A Changing of the Guard for the "Radiologic Decision-Making" Series - Inside AFP - ...

May 1, 2000 - ...at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, and George R. Bergus, M.D., associate professor of family medicine and director of the family practice–psychiatry combined residency program at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City. The Radiologic Decision-Making series...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0501/p2576.html

A Clinical Approach to Diagnosing Wrist Pain - American Family Physician

...November 1, 2005 Volume 72, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1753 A Clinical Approach to Diagnosing Wrist Pain TODD A. FORMAN, M.D., M.S.ED., The Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California SCOTT K. FORMAN, M.D., Newport...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/afp20051101p1753.pdf

A Common Sense Approach to Perioperative Evaluation - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2002 - ...Heart Association and the American College of Physicians. Perioperative cardiac complications, which affect a significant number of patients, cause substantial economic burden.2 Such complications are an important clinical and public health issue, and a simple, common-sense approach...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1824.html

A Comparison of Voice Recognition Programs -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - This installment in an ongoing series on using computers will compare three software programs for physician voice recognition/dictation.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p48.html

A Comprehensive Newborn Examination: Part I. General, Head and Neck, Cardiopulmonary

August 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/afp20140901p289.pdf

A Comprehensive Newborn Examination: Part II. Skin, Trunk, Extremities, Neurologic

August 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/afp20140901p297.pdf

A Conversation About Fair Payment

A Conversation About Fair Payment

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

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

A Diagnostic Approach to Pruritus

...July 15, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 195 A Diagnostic Approach to Pruritus BRIAN V. REAMY, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland CHRISTOPHER W. BUNT, MAJ, USAF, MC, and STACY FLETCHER, CAPT, USAF, MC...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/afp20110715p195.pdf

A Fall in the Dark - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2007 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1177.html

A Farewell to Charles Smith, Jr., M.D., Deputy Editor - Inside AFP - American Family ...

May 15, 2003 - ...in addition to his role as executive associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock. It was in 1989 that Dr. Smith joined editor Jay Siwek, M.D., as part of the journal's first all-family-physician editing...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2055.html

A Focus on the Evidence in Clinical Review Articles - Inside AFP - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2002 - ...the American Academy of Family Physician's Annual Clinical Focus (ACF) on cancer and also represents AFP 's focus on evidence-based medicine (EBM). You'll notice that this article displays on its cover page a new AFP banner and logo, which incorporate the EBM acronym and the tag...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p185.html

A Food Desert Reveals Much About Health -- and Community

A Food Desert Reveals Much About Health -- and Community

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

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

A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians

...satisfaction with health care access and quality of care received also increase in a medical home setting.10,11 Meanwhile, access to family medicine and primary care has been associated with increases in preventive screening tests and decreases in additional health care consumption,...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/Valuing-FPs.pdf

A Gastrointestinal Review - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2004 - ...Nausea and vomiting may be caused by a number of medical problems, and treatment ideally consists of correcting the underlying cause. A variety of antiemetic agents are available, and treatment choice depends on the pathophysiology of nausea and vomiting. In the Clinical...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1023.html

A Geometric Summertime Rash

May 1, 2015 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/afp20150501p649.pdf

A Guide to Tobacco Cessation Group Visits

...Why offer group visits? Group visits were identified in the Future of Family Medicine Project as one of 10 features that have a direct financial effect on practices. It was estimated that group visits have the potential to generate $15,411 per physician per year.2 Well-organized...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/group-visit-guide.pdf

A Guidebook to the Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

...University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ 1 CONTRIBUTORS...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/health-equity-toolkit/hops19-he-guidebook.pdf

A Helmet to the Flank

July 15, 2014 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/afp20140715p119.pdf

A Hiring Manager's Perspective on the Art of Interviewing

Are you looking for a job or preparing for residency interviews? Hiring manager Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., tells you what she's looking for when she's interviewing candidates.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180910fp-interviewer.html

A Home Visit

...254 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 83, Number 3 ◆ February 1, 2011 My doctor is very special because she did a home visit for me. I was having difficulty maintaining my blood pressure, I needed to lose weight, and I had trouble following my doctor’s treatment plan....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/afp20110201p254.pdf

A Job-Share Model for the New Millenium -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - This approach to family practice assures continuity of care for your patients as well as a healthy life balance and a decent paycheck for you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/p29.html

A Job-Share Model for the New Millennium -- Family Practice Management

...has fragmented care, stressed the doctor-patient relationship and placed heavy productivity demands on physicians, who must provide a high number of office visits to meet the high overhead costs typical- ly associated with family practice. Family physicians who want to provide...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/fpm20020900p29.pdf

A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Otitis Media - Editorials - American ...

Jun 1, 2004 - ...LARRY CULPEPPER, M.D., M.P.H., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts MARTIN C. MAHONEY, M.D., PH.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jun 1;69(11):2537-2540. Related Content An evidence-based clinical practice...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2537.html

A Last-Minute Y2K Survival Guide -- FPM

Oct 1, 1999 - Doing some simple contingency planning now will enable your practice to run smoothly in January even if the dire predictions are true.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p21.html

A Look at Domestic Violence in Children - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2002 - ...This issue features a Medicine and Society commentary on the adverse effects that children may have when witnessing violence in their home (see page 2052). Written by Melissa M. Stiles, M.D., associate professor of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2031.html

A Mother Who Refuses to Vaccinate Her Child - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2003 - Physicians may find it incredible that some parents are reluctant to immunize their children despite the tremendous successes of vaccines in decreasing the morbidity and mortality of childhood diseases.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p651.html

A Needed Role Model and Advocate for Family Medicine

Family physician Andrea Anderson, M.D., has helped her specialty take root at a school that had lacked a family medicine presence.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200511fdf-anderson.html

A New Approach to Group Visits: Helping High-Need Patients Make Behavioral Change -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - The most difficult patients have one thing in common: They need to change their health habits. Group visits can help them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/pa6.html

A New Future With an Old Business Model -- Family Practice Management

...Over the next two decades, I was fortunate to practice family medicine in two different stable multi-physician practices, one rural and one suburban. But insurance coverage, managed care and integrated health care sys- tems added complexity to medical practice. High patient volume...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/fpm20060200p74.pdf

A New Future With an Old Business Model -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Turning away third-party payers and requiring payment at the time of service restored this family physician's practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p74.html

A New Identity for Family Medicine: Physicians for the Underserved -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - By emphasizing the family physician's role as a caregiver for patients in underserved areas, we can strengthen our specialty.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p14.html

A New Model of Charitable Care: The Robin Hood Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - This self-sustaining practice provides concierge care and indigent care in equal amounts. Here's how it works.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p12.html

A New View of Occult and Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- American Family Physician

...876 AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN www.aafp.org/afp VOLUME 69, NUMBER 4 / FEBRUARY 15, 2004 TABLE 1 Causes of Occult Gastrointestinal Blood Loss Upper tract source Esophagus/stomach Reflux esophagitis* Erosive gastritis/ulceration* Varices Cameron’s erosions within a hiatal...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0215/afp20040215p875.pdf

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

A Pedunculated Mass on the Thigh - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2016 - A woman presented with a lesion on her thigh that had gradually increased in size over the previous five years.

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A Perfect Time to Talk About Breastfeeding

A Perfect Time to Talk About Breastfeeding

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A Physician’s Guide to Navigating a Bureaucracy

...Back in 2018, we reached a significant tipping point in medicine. For the first time, physician practice owners were not in the majority. Instead, most practicing physi-cians reported being employed, with family medicine having the highest share of employed physicians.1 Loss of...

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A Physician’s Guide to Navigating a Bureaucracy -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2020 - To get what you need to create a more ideal practice, you must learn to navigate the bureaucracy of your organization. Here’s how.

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A Pilot Grounded: Living with Chronic Back Pain

...February 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 231 A Pilot Grounded: Living with Chronic Back Pain The editors of AFP wel- come submissions for Close-ups. Guidelines for contributing to this feature can be found in the Authors’ Guide at...

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A Practical Approach to Hypercalcemia - American Family Physician

...MAY 1, 2003 / VOLUME 67, NUMBER 9 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 1959 other inorganic molecules. Low albumin lev- els can affect the total serum calcium level. Directly measuring the free calcium level is more convenient and accurate, but the follow- ing formula can be...

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A Practical Approach to Neonatal Jaundice - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - Kernicterus and neurologic sequelae caused by severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia are preventable conditions. A structured and practical approach to the identification and care of infants with jaundice can facilitate prevention, thus decreasing rates of morbidity and mortality. Primary ...

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A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health

...Dr. O’Gurek is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Henke serves as chief medical officer of Community of Hope, a community health center in Washington, D.C. Author...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p7.pdf

A Practical Approach to Uncomplicated Seizures in Children - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2000 - Uncomplicated seizures and epilepsy are common in infants and children. Family physicians should be aware of certain epilepsy syndromes that occur in children, such as febrile seizures, benign focal epilepsy of childhood, complex partial epilepsy, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and video ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p1109.html

A Practical Guide to Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2003 - Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening reaction with respiratory, cardiovascular, cutaneous, or gastrointestinal manifestations resulting from exposure to an offending agent, usually a food, insect sting, medication, or physical factor. It causes approximately 1,500 deaths in the United ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1325.html

A Practical Guide to Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

...A Practical Guide to Anaphylaxis ANGELA W. TANG, M.D., University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA School of Medicine O A patient informa- tion handout on ana- phylaxis, written by the author of this article, is provided on page 1339. See page 1241 for definitions of strength-...

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A Practical Guide to Caring for Caregivers - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - Patients who provide care to family members or friends with dementia are likely to be in a family physician's practice. The caregiver role can be stressful, and identifying these patients can give the family physician opportunities to help patients cope with the challenges of the ...

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A Practical Guide to Emergency Preparedness for Office-Based Family Physicians -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Medical emergencies may not be common in the office setting, but that's precisely why you need to practice your response to them.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p13.html

A Practical Guide to Infant Oral Health - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2004 - Early childhood caries is the most common chronic disease in young children and may develop as soon as teeth erupt. Bacteria, predominately mutans streptococci, metabolize simple sugars to produce acid that demineralizes teeth, resulting in cavities. Physicians should examine children's...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/p2113.html

A Pregnant Woman Victimized by Physical Abuse - Curbside Consultation - American Family...

Jul 15, 2002 - Domestic violence in the United States is a problem of enormous proportions and represents a significant health concern.1 It results in more injuries requiring medical attention than rape, accidents, and muggings combined.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p337.html

A Primary Care Approach to Adverse Childhood Experiences - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - A 41-year-old long-time patient presented with concerns about irritability, depression, and anxiety after getting into another fight with her mother-in-law. The patient was concerned that her symptoms were getting worse, and she was worried about lacking control over her emotions and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p55.html

A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse

...July 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 113 A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse BRAD SHAPIRO, MD; DIANA COFFA, MD; and ELINORE F. McCANCE-KATZ, MD, PhD University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/afp20130715p113.pdf

A Primary Care Approach to the Patient with Claudication - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - Peripheral arterial occlusive disease occurs in about 18 percent of persons over 70 years of age. Usually, patients who have this disease present with intermittent claudication with pain in the calf, thigh or buttock that is elicited by exertion and relieved with a few minutes of rest. ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1027.html

A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE REFILLS

...About the Authors Dr. Willis is associate professor of family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is also chief medical officer of quality and medical management at Indiana University Medical Group - Primary Care in Indianapolis. Gerald Eaton is a commercial...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/fpm20101100p22.pdf

A Proactive Approach to Controlled Substance Refills -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - Using the recurring-calendar-event function in Microsoft Outlook, this practice created a systematic approach that ensures patient refills on the day they're due.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p22.html

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