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...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

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...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

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...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

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...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

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...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

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...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

99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p5.html

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 Bonus Deal From Medicare -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - This article will describe which rural services qualify for the 10-percent bonus discount from Medicare and how physicians can access the bonus (since it's not automatic). The article also will include a list of the regional rural office contacts and underserved regions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p15.html

A Bubble Under the Tongue of a Child

...August 15, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 441 An eight-year-old girl presented with swell- ing in the floor of her mouth that began 10 days prior. She denied any recent fever or illness. Physical examination revealed a nontender, bluish,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0815/afp20110815p441.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 Case Study in Developing a Successful Medical Group -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - This group thrives by keeping doctors in control and by putting the interests of primary care physicians first.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p42.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 Critical Look at Critical Care Coding -- FPM

Apr 1, 2000 - This article will update Medicare's coding and coverage policies for critical care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0400/p14.html

A different way to measure primary care performance -- FPM

The Person-Centered Primary Care Measure survey has a low data collection burden for physicians.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/pcpcm_survey.html

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 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 Must-Do List for the Departing Physician -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - From tail coverage to giving notice, here’s how to prepare yourself, your partners and your patients for your departure.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p54.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 Approach to New Physician Orientation: Six Key Components -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - In an era of patient-centered medical homes and value-based care, the old approach to physician orientation just doesn’t cut it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p24.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

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