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Coding & Documentation - Feb 2003 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2003 - ...In the documentation guidelines, what constitutes status of a chronic disease, and how should it be documented (e.g., pt has diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, or pt has well-controlled dm on X with glucoses X, etc. )? A The documentation guidelines don’t address your point...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2015 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2015 - ...A nurse practitioner in our practice provided a follow-up visit for hypertension. The encounter met all the requirements for billing incident to the physician, except that the patient also presented with a new complaint, for which an antibiotic was prescribed. How should this be...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2016 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness A Refresher on Medical Necessity Editor's Collections Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches Time-based coding MOST RECENT ISSUE May-Jun 2021 Access the latest issue of FPM journal...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2017 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2017 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Coding Level 4 Office Visits Using the New E/M Guidelines Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 Editor's Collections Documentation Guidelines Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - Reciprocal billing during extended absences | ICD-10 coding for accidents without injury | Removal of impacted cerumen

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Jul 1999 -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - ...How do I bill for obstetric services provided in the hospital — such as evaluating a patient with preterm contractions or hypertension, or ruling out rupture of membranes — when the evaluation doesn't lead to admission? By my reading of the global maternity care codes, these...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Jul 2003 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - ...services codes (99201–99215). For example, if a surgeon calls you in to evaluate and manage pre-existing medical conditions (e.g., hypertension and diabetes) for which you have previously seen the patient, an established patient office or other outpatient services code (99211–99215)...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2015 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2015 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Take Charge of Coding: Don't Lose Income to Neglect Editor's Collections Billing & Claims Working With Insurers Getting Paid Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches Billing and claims...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2016 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Editor's Collections Coding ICD-10 Coding Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches ICD-10 CPT: Modifiers MOST RECENT ISSUE May-Jun 2021 Access the latest issue of FPM journal...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2017 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Immunizations: How to Protect Patients and the Bottom Line Editor's Collections Coding Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches CPT: Immunization codes MOST RECENT ISSUE May-Jun 2021...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2020 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - Lab tests requiring modifier QW | Newborn: new patient or not? | Shared services for new patients | Coding sex-specific services for transgender patients | Pacemaker due to sick sinus syndrome

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2014 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Are You Coding Accurately? Coding Level 4 Office Visits Using the New E/M Guidelines Editor's Collections ICD-10 Coding Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches ICD-10 MOST RECENT ISSUE...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2015 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - ...Reviewing a patient's medications is required during a Medicare annual wellness visit (AWV) but assessing chronic conditions such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia is not, even though these tasks are inter-related. Is the latter separately billable when performed in the context of...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2017 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - ...those that affected management decisions at the current encounter are pertinent to medical decision-making (e.g., a patient's controlled hypertension has little to no impact on treatment decisions if a patient presents with sore throat). You should be able to alter the documentation...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2018 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Time spent on chronic care management vs. time spent on E/M services | ICD-10 coding for bug bites | Billing for palliative care visits

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2018 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - ICD-10 coding for hypertension and diabetes | Physician certification of diabetic shoes | Umbilical cauterization

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Nov 1999 -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - ...We perform yearly comprehensive exams in which we mostly discuss and review patients' chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and CHF. We also discuss prevention of osteoporosis, colon cancer, cholesterol problems, etc. How should we code these visits, and do the...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Nov 2002 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - ...and separately identifiable from the G0101 service. An example would be if an established Medicare patient with chronic essential hypertension on a multiple-drug regimen presents for a periodic checkup of her condition, you note that the patient is overdue for a screening pelvic and...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Nov 2003 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2003 - ...for hip surgery and, subsequent to the surgery, asks you for your opinion and advice regarding evaluation and/or management of the hypertension the patient is having in the hospital, you may code that service as a consultation, provided that you document the request and any services...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Nov 2008 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - ...diabetic checkup, which we billed using CPT code 99213 and ICD-9 code 250.02. A few hours later, this patient came in with a migraine and hypertension issues. Could we have reported code 99058 for the second visit? A Code 99058 is to be reported in addition to the code for an...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2011 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2011 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Four Medicare Myths Exposed Another Ounce of Prevention Editor's Collections Billing & Claims Medicare Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Getting Paid Coding & Documentation Related Topic...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2015 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2015 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Editor's Collections ICD-10 Coding Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches ICD-10 MOST RECENT ISSUE May-Jun 2021 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2016 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Editor's Collections Documentation Guidelines Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches Documentation, general MOST RECENT ISSUE May-Jun 2021 Access the latest issue of FPM journal...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2018 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - When the chief complaint is medication refill | 99221 for second hospital encounter? | Staph infection of a wound

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Oct 2000 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - ...chest pain and he answers no, does our exchange count toward the HPI or ROS? What about when I ask the same question of a patient with hypertension or diabetes? For a patient with diabetes, should questions about polyuria and thirst count toward the HPI while questions about visual...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Oct 2003 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - ...and separately identifiable from the G0101 service. An example would be if an established Medicare patient with chronic essential hypertension on a multiple-drug regimen presents for a periodic check-up of her condition, you note that the patient is overdue for a screening pelvic...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Sep 2003 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2003 - ...the patient’s fitness for surgery, especially if the patient has chronic or comorbid conditions that may be relevant (e.g., diabetes, hypertension). If the family physician documents the surgeon’s request, the resulting advice and any services ordered or performed and then provides...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Sep 2005 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - ...Hypertension management Coding a B12 injection Biofeedback training House visits to hospice patients Billing for initial hospital care Coding a newborn office visit Hypertension management Q I recently saw an asymptomatic patient in the clinic for hypertension management. His blood...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2016 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Editor's Collections ICD-10 Coding Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches ICD-10 MOST RECENT ISSUE May-Jun 2021 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2017 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - ...Diagnosis coding for hypertension and heart failure Medicare payment for telemedicine home visits ICD-10 code updates for Oct. 1 Q What changes to ICD-10 codes for 2017–2018 will affect family medicine the most? A About 750 total changes will be implemented on Oct. 1, 2017 – many...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2020 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2020 - Coding for COVID-19 when testing isn't available | Diagnosis codes for recovered patients| Coding symptoms that linger | Diagnosis codes for antibody testing| CPT codes for antigen testing

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding an Annual Assessment for a Nursing Home Patient -- FPM

Mar 1, 1998 - The author analyzes the documentation of an annual assessment of a nursing home patient and the completion of the MDS/RAI.

Family Practice Management : Coding Challenge

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Coding and Documentation

...ICD-10 CODING FOR HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES Q Which ICD-10 codes should I report for a patient who has both hyper- tension and Type 2 diabetes? A Report code I10 for hypertension and the appropriate E11.- code for Type 2 diabetes with any documented manifestations. If a causal...

Family Practice Management

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Coding and Documentation

...Preferably, the history of present ill- ness documentation would include any complaints the patient presents with (e.g., follow-up of hypertension, hypercholes- terolemia, and a complaint of left shoul- der pain) and the status of any chronic conditions (e.g., patient taking medica-...

Family Practice Management

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Coding and Documentation Made Easier -- FPM

Apr 1, 1998 - The author's physician-friendly tool can help you to code more confidently.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Coding Better for Better Reimbursement -- Family Practice Management

...for a routine, four-month follow-up visit. The patient has hypertension, type 2 dia- betes and osteoarthritis and is stable. That’s automatically an extended HPI. You also note that the patient has no chest pain, no shortness of breath and no joint pain. So, you’ve touched on at...

Family Practice Management

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Coding Better for Better Reimbursement -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - Your work is worth more than you think. You just need to document and code it better.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Coding Common Respiratory Problems in ICD-10 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - Once you understand a few peculiarities, you'll be ready to code common diseases of the respiratory system.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness

...Is the patient generally healthy but presenting with a single episode of elevated blood pressure, is the patient chronically ill with hypertension that has affected other organ systems, or is the patient’s condition somewhere in between? With today’s focus on population health...

Family Practice Management

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Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - As risk-adjustment scoring increases, the pressure is on to code hypertension correctly. Here’s an overview using common patient scenarios.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Coding Hypertensive Diseases Under ICD-10

...Codes for Primary Hypertension Hypertension Heart disease Heart failure* Kidney disease** ICD-10 code Yes No No No I10, Essential (primary) hypertension. Yes Yes No No I11.9, Hypertensive heart disease without heart failure. Yes Yes Yes* No I11.0, Hypertensive...

Family Practice Management

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Coding Level 4 Office Visits Using the New E/M Guidelines

...• Two stable chronic illnesses (e.g., con- trolled hypertension, diabetes, chronic kid- ney disease, or heart disease), • One acute illness with systemic symp- toms (e.g., pyelonephritis or pneumonia), • One acute complicated injury (e.g., concussion), • One new problem...

Family Practice Management

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Feb 1, 2021 - Determining whether the visit you’ve just finished should be coded as a level 4 could be as simple as asking yourself three questions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Coding Level-IV Visits Without Fear -- Family Practice Management

...HPI: 63-year-old male with hypertension. Blood pressure has been controlled. Denies headache. His emphysema is stable, but he does get mildly short of breath with activity. His hypothyroidism is now stable. Recent thyroid stimulating hormone testing was normal. PH: Not smoking....

Family Practice Management

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Coding: ICD-10 -- FPM Toolbox

Feb 23, 2018 - Download FPM's coding guides and cheat sheets to help you understand ICD-10 coding and select the right codes.

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Coenzyme Q10 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2005 - Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance used in the treatment of a variety of disorders primarily related to suboptimal cellular energy metabolism and oxidative injury. Studies supporting the efficacy of coenzyme Q10 appear most promising for neurodegenerative disorders such as ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Coenzyme Q10 - American Family Physician

...Hypertension. A systematic review29 of eight trials using coenzyme Q10 at various doses for essential hypertension, typically as adjuvant therapy, found a mean decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure of 16 and 10 mm Hg, respectively. Several of these trials30 demonstrated...

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Cognitive Impairment Visit Template

...Hypertension: l Yes l No History of head injury with loss of consciousness: l Yes l No Sleep quality: l Yes l No Alcohol intake: l Yes l No Vision impairment: l Yes l No Hearing impairment: l Yes l No Depression: l Yes l No Historical Data Allergies:...

Family Practice Management

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Combination Antihypertensive Drug Therapy: A Therapeutic Option Long Overdue - ...

May 15, 2000 - ...all causes) is much higher in these patients than in those who have hypertension and no comorbid conditions. Over the years, target blood pressure levels have not been the primary subject of debate in hypertension therapy. Rather, debate has centered on the antihypertensive drug...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Combination Antihypertensive Drugs: Recommendations for Use - American Family Physician

May 15, 2000 - The recommendation for first-line therapy for hypertension remains a beta blocker or diuretic given in a low dosage. A target blood pressure of less than 140/90 mm Hg is achieved in about 50 percent of patients treated with monotherapy; two or more agents from different pharmacologic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p3049.html

Combination Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2001 - ...rather than the exception. Just as different agents are added for a cumulative lowering of blood pressure in patients with essential hypertension, effective treatment of diabetes often requires combination therapy. In patients with type 2 diabetes, each of the agents used in a...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1812.html

Combination Therapy with ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin - Receptor Blockers in Heart ...

...13. Willenheimer R, Dahlof B, Rydberg E, Erhardt L. AT1-receptor blockers in hypertension and heart failure: clinical experience and future directions. Eur Heart J 1999;20:997-1008. 1798 AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN www.aafp.org/afp VOLUME 68, NUMBER 9 / NOVEMBER 1, 2003...

American Family Physician

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Coming Face-to-Face with Social Phobia - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1999 - ...A physician's first reaction might be something like this: Social phobia? Let's get real here. Hypertension, yes. Diabetes, yes. Depression, okay. But social phobia? Why in the world should I care about social phobia? There are a number of reasons why family physicians should care....

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Coming Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - Even patients with specialized conditions such as sickle cell disease need primary care physicians.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

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Comments on Type 2 Diabetes Screening and Treatment - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jan 1, 2000 - ...are at significantly increased risk for coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease, and greater risk of dyslipidemia, hypertension and obesity. Along with the American Diabetes Association, we believe that screening for type 2 diabetes in asymptomatic, high-risk...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p48.html

Common Adverse Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Disease - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2011 - Family physicians are treating patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus in their practices more often. Long-term complications of this disease are multifactorial and can be related to the virus itself or to adverse effects of antiretroviral therapy. Each drug class has side ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1443.html

Common Bacterial Skin Infections - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2002 - Family physicians frequently treat bacterial skin infections in the office and in the hospital. Common skin infections include cellulitis, erysipelas, impetigo, folliculitis, and furuncles and carbuncles. Cellulitis is an infection of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue that has poorly ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p119.html

Common Bacterial Skin Infections -- American Family Physician

...glomerulonephritis, especially in children aged two to six years. Presenting signs and symptoms of glomerulonephritis include edema and hypertension; about one third of patients have smoky or tea-colored urine. Streptococcal glomerulonephritis usually resolves spontaneously although...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/afp20020701p119.pdf

Common Causes of Vision Loss in Elderly Patients - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1999 - Vision loss among the elderly is a major health care problem. Approximately one person in three has some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the age of 65. The most common causes of vision loss among the elderly are age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0701/p99.html

Common Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - Over-the-counter dietary supplements to treat obesity appeal to many patients who desire a 'magic bullet' for weight loss. Asking overweight patients about their use of weight-loss supplements and understanding the evidence for the efficacy, safety, and quality of these supplements are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1731.html

Common Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss - American Family Physician

...with ephedra use included 87 reports to the FDA MedWatch program between June 1997 and March 1999. These reports included episodes of hypertension, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, stroke, and seizures. Ten events led to death and 13 yielded permanent dis- ability. Of these 23...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/afp20041101p1731.pdf

Common Issues in the Care of Sick Neonates - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2002 - Newborn infants may be transferred to a special care nursery because of conditions such as prematurity (gestation less than 37 weeks), prolonged resuscitation, respiratory distress, cyanosis, and jaundice, and for evaluation of neonatal sepsis. Newborn infants' core temperature should ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Common Issues of the Skin in the Care of Sick Neonates -- American Family Physician

...upper and lower extremities suggests shunting across the patent ductus arteriosus, which commonly occurs in pul- monary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension may be caused by respiratory distress syndrome, meconium aspi- ration, or pneumonia. Sepsis Neonatal sepsis is an...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/afp20021101p1685.pdf

Common Misperceptions About Buprenorphine Prescribing for Opioid Use Disorder - ...

Oct 1, 2019 - The antidote to the opioid use disorder epidemic is the thoughtful use of evidence-based medicine and an honest understanding of what we know—and what we don't know—about caring for people with substance use disorders.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p396.html

Common Peripartum Emergencies - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 1998 - Peripartum emergencies occur in patients with no known risk factors. When the well-being of the fetus is in question, the fetal heart rate pattern may offer etiologic clues. Repetitive late decelerations may signify uteroplacental insufficiency, and a sinusoidal pattern may indicate ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Common Questions About Bell Palsy

...evidence to support test- ing for diabetes or insulin resistance in patients with Bell palsy in the absence of other indications (e.g., hypertension). A 2007 study evaluated several neurologic parameters of peripheral nerves (e.g., neu- rologic examinations, needle electromyog-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/afp20140201p209.pdf

Common Questions About Bell Palsy - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2014 - Bell palsy is an acute affliction of the facial nerve, resulting in sudden paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of the face. Testing patients with unilateral facial paralysis for diabetes mellitus or Lyme disease is not routinely recommended. Patients with Lyme disease ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p209.html

Common Questions About Outpatient Care of Premature Infants

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Common Questions About Outpatient Care of Premature Infants - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2014 - Preterm births (deliveries before 37 weeks’ gestation) comprise 12% of all U.S. births and are responsible for onethird of all infant deaths. Neonatal medical advances have increased survival, and primary care physicians often care for infants who were in the neonatal intensive care ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p244.html

Common Questions About the Initial Management of Hypertension

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Common Questions About the Initial Management of Hypertension - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2015 - Hypertension is the most common chronic condition treated by family physicians. Elevated blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disease, and death. Treatment of hypertension reduces the risk of these events. Several ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Common Questions About the Pharmacologic Management of Depression in Adults

July 15, 2015 Scientific

American Family Physician

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Common Questions About the Pharmacologic Management of Depression in Adults - American ...

Jul 15, 2015 - One in 11 U.S. adults currently meets diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder, and a similar number report that they have taken an antidepressant medication in the past 30 days. In the primary care population, medications are modestly superior to placebo in achieving ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p94.html

Common Sleep Disorders in Children

...disturbed emotional regulation, decreased academic performance, night- time enuresis, impaired growth, and, rarely, systemic hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, and cor pul- monale.6,17-20,52,53 Adenotonsillectomy is the primary treatment for OSA in children (Table 3).13,18...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/afp20140301p368.pdf

Common Sleep Disorders in Children - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2014 - Up to 50% of children will experience a sleep problem. Early identification of sleep problems may prevent negative consequences, such as daytime sleepiness, irritability, behavioral problems, learning difficulties, motor vehicle crashes in teenagers, and poor academic performance. ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Common Spider Bites - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2007 - There are more than 30,000 species of spiders, most of which cannot inflict serious bites to humans because of their delicate mouthparts and impotent or prey-specific venoms. However, some spiders produce toxic venoms that can cause skin lesions, systemic illnesses, and neurotoxicity. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0315/p869.html

Communicating Risk to Patients Who Get Their Information from the Internet - Curbside ...

Sep 1, 2019 - What can physicians do when our patients act on findings from the internet?

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0901/p306.html

Communicating With Your Patients Online -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - This is the first in a two-part series that reviews what the current options are for online communication with patients, how to integrate online communication with patients into a busy practice, and what the relevant guidelines are for privacy and financial success.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on complementary and alternative medicine, including herbs and dietary supplements, acupuncture, meditation, and yoga. This collection features AFP content on complementary and alternative medicine, including herbs and dietary supplements, ...

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complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Primer -- Family Practice Management

...the medicines you’ve prescribed to treat her diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis and congestive heart failure? A: I would emphasize to her that all herbs have pharmacologic properties just as do conventional pharmaceuticals and would explain that there is the possibility of...

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Primer -- FPM

Mar 1, 2001 - You may be surprised by the number of your patients using CAM therapy. This primer provides the background and tips you’ll need to have a productive conversation about it.

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Complex Care: Managing an Older Patient with Multiple Comorbidities

...Case Scenario A 74-year-old Latino patient with a history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipid- emia, multivessel coronary and peripheral arterial diseases, and chronic osteomyelitis was recently discharged from our hospital after undergoing several toe amputations. His...

American Family Physician

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Complex Care: Treating an Older Patient with Multiple Comorbidities - Curbside ...

Mar 1, 2014 - Although there are guidelines for management of single chronic illnesses, the evidence base for management of multiple comorbidities is lacking. The American Geriatrics Society described a clinical approach to managing patients with multiple comorbidities in 2012.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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Complications of Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery for Obesity

...result not only in substantial weight loss but also in improvements for many associated comorbid conditions, such as diabetes mel- litus, hypertension, and sleep apnea.2 The number of bariatric procedures performed has increased dramatically over the previ- ous decade, although it...

American Family Physician

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Complications of Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery for Obesity - American Family ...

May 15, 2014 - Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedures have a favorable risk-benefit profile and are increasingly important as part of the overall management of obesity. These procedures are effective at inducing weight loss and improving comorbid conditions, including diabetes mellitus, ...

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Complications of HIV Infection: A Systems-Based Approach

...Pulmonary HIV-associated pulmonary hypertension Emphysema* Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer (including Kaposi sarcoma and lymphoma) Pneumonia, pneumonitis: CMV, invasive fungi, Pneumocystis jiroveci (formerly Pneumocystis carinii), T. gondii Pulmonary...

American Family Physician

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Complications of HIV Infection: A Systems-Based Approach - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2011 - Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection often develop multiple complications and comorbidities. Opportunistic infections should always be considered in the evaluation of symptomatic patients with advanced HIV/AIDS, although the overall incidence of these infections ...

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Conference Highlights - Jun 1, 1998 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1998 - ...of racist provocations in blacks showed that holding back anger places an unhealthy load on the blood vessels which, over time, may cause hypertension. In the study, 46 male college students (23 black subjects and 23 white subjects) participated in one of two debates: one with a...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

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Conference Highlights - Jun 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1999 - ...admission to a coronary care unit, 14.5 percent of the women and 7.2 percent of the men died. Overall, the women had higher rates of hypertension (58.2 percent versus 35.8 percent) and diabetes mellitus (21.2 percent versus 13.0 percent) but lower prevalence of smoking (21.2 percent...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

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Conference Highlights - Jun 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2000 - ...patients tended to be older than patients without depression, but there was no difference in history of previous MI, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, smoking, or history of cardiac revascularization among the two groups. The two groups were also similar with regard to previous...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

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Conference Highlights - Mar 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1999 - ...versus 27.6 lb). Other risk factors associated with an increase in cesarean sections included older age, diabetes mellitus, gestational hypertension and previous delivery of an infant over 4,000 g (8 lb, 13 oz). The investigators believe that the possible relationship between...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

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Conference Highlights - Nov 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1999 - ...primary prevention among those with risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including family history of cardiovascular disease, smoking, hypertension, obesity and lipid abnormalities (such as high cholesterol levels), and as secondary prevention in those with a history of heart...

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Conference Highlights - Oct 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 1999 - ...Study Shows Link Between Snoring and Hypertension in Pregnancy (American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society 1999 International Conference) Partial upper airway obstruction may be responsible for an increase in blood pressure during the night in patients who have preeclampsia...

American Family Physician : Conference Highlights

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Conference Spotlights New Research to Benefit Primary Care

The talents of family medicine researchers from across the United States and elsewhere were on full display at the 48th annual meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group.

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Confronted by an Unexpected Laboratory Result - Curbside Consultation - American Family...

Oct 1, 2001 - As we can see, an inadvertent laboratory test result may lead to a cascade of further tests—possibly resulting in unnecessary morbidity or even (rarely) mortality. Each year, millions of screening tests are ordered in violation of recommended guidelines—because of simple clerical error ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Not Really a Zebra - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1999 - Congenital adrenal hyperplasia was once considered a rare inherited disorder with severe manifestations. Mild congenital adrenal hyperplasia, however, is common, affecting one in 100 to 1,000 persons in the United States and frequently eluding diagnosis. Both classic and nonclassic ...

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Consider Cardiovascular Risk Factors Before Prescribing Triptans for Migraine - Letters...

Sep 15, 2018 - ...triptans include, but are not limited to, peripheral vascular disease, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, and uncontrolled hypertension. A 2004 American Headache Society consensus statement noted that the cardiovascular risk for triptans is relatively small, with...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Consider Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Patients with Syncope - Letters ...

Sep 1, 2012 - ...Next: Heavy Metal Poisoning Should Be Recognized as a Cause of Hypertension in Children View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 86/No. 5(September 1, 2012) / Consider Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Patients with Syncope...

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Contemporary Management of Angina: Part II. Medical Management of Chronic Stable Angina...

Jan 1, 2000 - Except for a small subset of patients with angina whose survival is improved with coronary artery bypass surgery, chronic stable angina can be appropriately managed with medical therapy in the vast majority of patients. Drug therapy includes aspirin, beta-adrenergic blockers, ...

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