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...or after minor, unnotice- able trauma, such as coughing, sneezing, or straining. If there is a history of trauma, a ruptured globe should be ruled out. Hyper- tension is the chief risk factor for a sub- conjunctival hemorrhage in older patients.2 Anticoagulant medications and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1015/afp20131015p533.pdf

'Country Doc' Leading Health Advocacy in Lone Star State

As he winds down his fourth decade in practice, Douglas Curran, M.D., remains a leading physician advocate in his state as president of the Texas Medical Association.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180723fdf-curran.html

'Don't Scream, Miss Annie. Don't Scream'. - Resident and Student Voice - American ...

Jan 1, 1999 - ...shower, even a change of clothes. However, survivors are still encouraged to see a physician even if 72 hours has elapsed, to guard against injury, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). I had reached the point at which I wasn't dreading the opening of the elevator...

American Family Physician : Resident and Student Voice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/p213.html

'I Am Convinced Family Medicine Is the Solution'

Watching a family member struggle with illness and access to care inspired third-year family medicine resident Kristina Dakis, M.D., to pursue a career in medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180212focus-dakis.html

'Nerdy Girl' Is Star in Family Medicine

Sarah Coles, M.D., was pondering a future in music or science when her mother’s cancer diagnosis put her on a path to family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20201026fdf-coles.html

'Think Big' to Reimagine Family Medicine, Speakers Advise

For their virtual mainstage event at the 2020 National Conference, AAFP CEO/EVP Shawn Martin and Farzad Mostashari, M.D., M.P.H., talked about the future of family medicine.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200804nc-future.html

"Frontier Areas," Medical Care Roles

Read AAFP's policy on medical roles in frontier areas.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/frontier-areas.html

"You Should See My Doctor": Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice -- Family ...

...You Should See My Doctor: Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice Downloaded from the Family Practice Management Web site at www.aafp.org/fpm. Copyright © 2002 American Academy of Family Physicians. For the private, noncommercial use of one individual user of the Web...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/fpm20020100p33.pdf

"You Should See My Doctor": Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice -- FPM

Jan 1, 2002 - Marketing doesn’t have to be expensive, complicated or unethical. To begin, simply treat your current patients right.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/p33.html

<FEFF>Common Questions About Pressure Ulcers

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/afp20151115p888.pdf

<FEFF>Dementia Care: More Than Just Prescription Drugs

June 1, 2017: Editorials

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/afp20170615p766.pdf

<FEFF>Diagnosis and Management of Sodium Disorders: Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/afp20150301p299.pdf

<FEFF>Evaluation of Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeding

...or computed tomographic enterography. Evaluation of a patient who has a positive fecal occult blood test without iron deficiency anemia should begin with colonoscopy; asymptomatic patients whose colonoscopic findings are negative do not require further study unless anemia develops....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/afp20130315p430.pdf

<FEFF>Top 20 Research Studies of 2016 for Primary Care Physicians

April 15, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/afp20170501p572.pdf

<FEFF>Top POEMs of 2015 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

October 1, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1001/afp20161001p566.pdf

10 Reasons to Be a Self-Employed Family Physician -- Family Practice Management

...- is what offers us the greatest hope. Based on my over 25 years of experience in solo, private practice, here are 10 reasons physicians should consider self-employed practice, and 10 ways they can empower themselves to succeed at it. 10 reasons 1. You will have 1,000...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/fpm20021000p41.pdf

10 Secrets to Success in Med School

Watch an exclusive webinar to learn 10 secrets to success in medical school from those who have walked the path you're on now.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/Succeed-in-Medical-School-Webinar.html

10 Steps to Preparing Your Office for ICD-10 -- Now -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Don't wait any longer. You need to take steps now to meet the Oct. 1 deadline.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p9.html

1014.pdf

...Overuse Injuries KYLE J. CASSAS, M.D., and AMELIA CASSETTARI-WAYHS, M.D., Methodist Health System, Dallas, Texas E ach year in the United States, approximately 30 million children and teenagers participate in orga- nized sports.1 Sports are the lead- ing cause of injury in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/afp20060315p1014.pdf

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- Family Practice Management

...hours, a decent salary and government employee benefits. Call requirements vary but are generally mini- mal. Patients with significant injuries and severe illnesses are usually transferred to public hospitals. And vacation and holiday time off is guaranteed. In other words, no one...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/fpm20010200p33.pdf

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p33.html

1998

AFP issues for the year of 1998.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/1998.html

1999

AFP issues for the year of 1999.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/1999.html

2. Determine Your Goal

Step 2: Determine Your Goal

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/office-champtions/determine-goal.html

20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors

...Medical errors are one of the nation’s leading causes of death and injury. A recent report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in U.S. hospitals each year as the result of medical errors. Government agencies, purchasers of group...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/fpm20020700p47-rt1.pdf

20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors -- Family Practice Management

...Medical errors are one of the nation’s leading causes of death and injury. A recent report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in U.S. hospitals each year as the result of medical errors. Government agencies, purchasers of group...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/fpm20020700p49-rt1.pdf

20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - ...Medical errors are one of the nation’s leading causes of death and injury. A recent report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in U.S. hospitals each year as the result of medical errors. Government agencies, purchasers of group health...

Family Practice Management : Patient Education

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p49.html

2000

AFP issues for the year of 2000.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2000.html

2001

AFP issues for the year of 2001.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2001.html

2003

AFP issues for the year of 2003.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2003.html

2004

AFP issues for the year of 2004.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2004.html

2011NCSCSummaryofActions.doc

...that the collection of such data may not be possible for all health care research but should be encouraged where appropriate and feasible. The commission agreed that a letter to the NIH should include reference to appropriate sections of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) study, The...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2011NCSCSummaryofActions.doc

2012 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science

...the injuries referred to as the Invisible 12 Wounds of War, and 13 14 WHEREAS, with the recent ending of the Iraq war, our health care system (military, veteran, 15 and civilian), it is now recognized that the psychological toll of these deployments outweighs the 16 physical...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/special_constituencies/2012RCAR_HealthofPublic-Science.pdf

2012 Consent Calendar for the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science

...20 One of the co-authors of the resolution stated that although the AAFP is working with the 21 Joining Forces campaign, more should be done to help veterans returning from war. The 22 testimony was in favor of the resolution, with the exception of the second resolved clause. There...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/special_constituencies/2012RCR_HealthofPublicScience.pdf

2013 Health of the Public and Science Resolutions

...injuries in children and adolescents, 17 and 18 19 WHEREAS, research has shown that adolescents who live in homes without firearms are far 20 less likely to commit suicide than adolescents that live in homes with guns,i and 21 22 WHEREAS, unintentional firearm injury is the seventh...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2013-hops-resolutions.pdf

2013 Practice Enhancement Resolutions

...from old age, and be it further 30 31 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognize that 32 individual providers should be allowed to make decisions about electronic health records, 33 documentation of encounters, and fees without government coercion or...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2013-pe-resolutions.pdf

2013NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

...rates of injuries, deaths and suicides. Update (6/16/2014): The AAFP policy entitled, "Firearms and Safety Issues", has been amended to include a statement supporting strong research regarding how gun laws and regulations have affected or will affect rates of injuries, deaths,...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2013NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

2015 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Education

...physical status, disability, or other personal characteristics, 22 has significant and harmful physical and psychological effects and should not be tolerated, and 23 24 WHEREAS, the implementation of this policy often will occur in the school (K-12) environment, 25 and 26 27...

Events

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

2016

AFp issues for the year 2016.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2016.html

2016 Advocacy Agenda: Four Things to Know

Four key issues stand out on the Academy's advocacy agenda for 2016: influencing the implementation of the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act; meaningful use; reducing administrative complexity; and aligning payers' quality and performance measures.

AAFP News : Blogs

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

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 : Blogs

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

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

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.

AAFP News : CME

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

2020

AFP issues for the year 2020.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2020.html

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 : Blogs

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

2020 Member Survey Is Your Change to Steer AAFP's Work

The AAFP's 2020 Member Satisfaction Survey was emailed on Feb. 29 to all active members who have not opted out of email surveys. There's still time for members who had opted out to receive the survey before the March 31 deadline.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200304membersurvey.html

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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

2021 Practice Enhancement Agenda w Resolutions

...and in residency that is 14 unmatched by non-physicians, and 15 16 WHEREAS, non-physicians can be an important part of a healthcare team but should not be 17 replacements for family physicians, now, therefore be it 18 19 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/practice-enhancement-agenda-resolutions.pdf

2022 Payment Adjustments for 2020 MIPS Performance Posted

CMS has released 2020 performance feedback for the Quality Payment Program’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System. MIPS-eligible clinicians can obtain their performance feedback, final score and MIPS payment adjustment information for 2022 from the QPP website.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210812mips2020feedback.html

2175.pdf

...General Health Care Guidelines For physician office visits, patients with men- tal retardation should be accompanied by a person who is familiar with them and the purpose of the visit. Providing caregivers in advance with a referral sheet documenting the information expected for...

American Family Physician

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

2195.pdf

...radiographs are normal, occult fracture should be ruled out with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). If MRI is contraindicated, a bone scan may be useful in diagnosing fracture, but results may be nor- mal for up to 72 hours after the injury. Surgery Studies have indicated that...

American Family Physician

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

25what.pdf

...and deductibles apply should facilitate your billing of these services. The table on page 26 summarizes what’s covered. A new benefit and some changes In general, the Medicare statute provides coverage only for diagnosis and treatment of an illness, injury or impair- ment of a...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p25.pdf

342.pdf

...can be useful for acute injuries, and also for chronic conditions and in the prevention of injury. The purpose of braces and splints is to improve physical function, slow disease progression, and diminish pain. They can be used to immobilize an unstable joint or fracture, to unload...

American Family Physician

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

361.pdf

...should be referred to an ophthalmologist for further evaluation and definitive therapy. Treatment is started at the time of diagnosis and depends on the etiology. Treatment options for children with strabismus include patching and atropine drops. Children with refractive errors...

American Family Physician

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

4. Measure Your Success

Step 4: Measure your success

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/office-champtions/measure-success.html

41simp.pdf

...of adults take five or more different medications.1 Given the volume of medications being taken, medication-related injuries may seem inevitable; however, injuries due to errors in medication prescribing, dispensing and administration are preventable. It is difficult to estimate...

Family Practice Management

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

47 roberts.qxd

...1990 to 249 in 2001.2 In 1995, the national median for jury awards was $500,000 and the median pretrial set- tlement amount was about $350,000. By 2000, the median jury award had risen to $1 million, with the median pretrial settlement award at $500,000. In 2000, defendant...

Family Practice Management

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

5. Spread the Change to Others

Spread the change to others

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/office-champtions/spread-change.html

509.pdf

...Neoplastic or cancerous oral lesions may appear as white or erythematous patches, ulcerated lesions, or masses. Family physicians should be able to recognize these lesions and make appropriate referrals for biopsy and treatment. Differen- tiating benign from worrisome lesions and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/afp20070215p509.pdf

669.pdf

...volume in one second and symptoms. Chest radiog- raphy may rule out alternative diagnoses and comorbid conditions. Selected patients should be tested for 1-antitrypsin deficiency. Arterial blood gas testing is recommended for patients pre- senting with signs of severe disease,...

American Family Physician

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

71h.pdf

...foot infections begin with an ulcer, localized cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis can develop in the absence of an ulcer or traumatic injury. Microbiology The most common pathogens in acute, pre- viously untreated, superficial infected foot wounds in patients with diabetes are...

American Family Physician

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

99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum

...a chronic condition with exacerbation, multiple stable chronic conditions, an acute complaint with systemic symptoms, an acute complicated injury, or an undiagnosed new problem with uncertain prognosis. CHANGES COMING TO THE E/M GUIDELINES In June 2017, in the proposed rule...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/fpm20180700p5.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 Bump on the Gum - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - A child presented with a painful, round, erythematous lesion on the gingiva of the left upper gum above the canine tooth.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p713.html

A Bump on the Knee

July 15, 2015 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

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

A Bump on the Knee - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2015 - A 13-year-old girl presented with a painless bump on her knee that had been present for two weeks; Plain radiography was performed.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p149.html

A Case of Physician Burnout - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2001 - Monday morning. A waiting room full of walk-in patients. A patient in pain who says, Fix this now. And a physician who wonders if he is going to have to leave clinical practice, defeated by the stress and the hassles. How many things can we find wrong in this everyday picture? More ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p517.html

A Clinical Approach to Diagnosing Wrist Pain - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - A detailed history alone may lead to a specific diagnosis in approximately 70 percent of patients who have wrist pain. Patients who present with spontaneous onset of wrist pain, who have a vague or distant history of trauma, or whose activities consist of repetitive loading could be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1753.html

A Clinical Approach to Diagnosing Wrist Pain - American Family Physician

...Hand and wrist injuries have a major eco- nomic impact through health care costs and workers’ compensation claims. A study12 of workers’ compensation claims in Washing- ton state from 1987 to 1995 demonstrated an incidence rate for hand and wrist disorders of 98.2 cases per 10,000...

American Family Physician

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

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

Sep 1, 2014 - A comprehensive newborn examination involves a systematic inspection. A Ballard score uses physical and neurologic characteristics to assess gestational age. Craniosynostosis is caused by premature fusion of the sutures, and 20% of children with this condition have a genetic mutation or...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p289.html

A Comprehensive Newborn Exam: Part II. Skin, Trunk, Extremities, Neurologic - American ...

Sep 1, 2014 - Skin findings are common during the newborn examination. Although these findings are often benign, it is important to visualize the entire skin surface to distinguish these findings and appropriately reassure parents. The chest should be observed for symmetric movement, pectus ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p297.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 Different Look at Corticosteroids - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1998 - Systemic corticosteroids have been used in the treatment of numerous medical conditions for approximately 50 years. Short-acting products such as hydrocortisone are the least potent. Prednisone and methylprednisolone, which are intermediate-acting products, are four to five times more ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0801/p443.html

A Family Physicians' Guide to Monitoring Methotrexate - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2000 - Methotrexate has a long history of use in the treatment of various immunologic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Although the drug is usually prescribed by a subspecialist, a family physician may assume responsibility for monitoring methotrexate therapy. Major ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1001/p1607.html

A Geometric Summertime Rash

May 1, 2015 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

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

A Geometric Summertime Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 1, 2015 - A girl with a history of asthma and eczema presented with burning rash on her legs after exposure to limes.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p649.html

A Jury of One's Peers -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - FPM depends on readers like you to review submitted manuscripts and help us deliver useful, high-quality content.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p6.html

A Look Ahead to Election Day and a Look Back at FMX

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers his thoughts on the upcoming election and his top five highlights from the recent Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20181023itt-fmxtop5.html

A Major Medical Error - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2001 - Virtually all of us have faced the awful realization that we have made a serious error. Almost as chilling is the prospect of telling the patient or family members about the error.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p985.html

A Maternal Health Breakthrough and a PCF Model Update

CMS has given Illinois the go-ahead for 12 months’ postpartum Medicaid coverage, reflecting an AAFP advocacy goal.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210413itt-maternalhealth.html

A Mélange of Helpful Advice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2015 - Need to improve your leadership skills, workflow, marketing, stress levels, or quality scores? Read on.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/1100/p4.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 New View of Occult and Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2004 - Occult gastrointestinal bleeding usually is discovered when fecal occult blood test results are positive or iron deficiency anemia is detected. Fecal occult blood testing methods vary, but all have limited sensitivity and specificity. The initial work-up for occult bleeding typically ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0215/p875.html

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

...testing. Use of aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should be avoided for one week before testing. False-negative results may occur in patients taking vitamin C; patients should be advised not to take vitamin C in the week before testing. Patients are...

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 : Blogs

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

A Note About Clinical Preventive Service Recommendations

Read about the development of clinical preventive service recommendations, and a list of AAFP recommendations that differ from the USPSTF.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/aafp-uspstf.html

A One-Stop Health Care Request - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2004 - This scenario is likely to be common in clinics such as the one described here. This physician's frustration with the patient, his family members, and the system as a whole is evident. Providing care to a transient visitor with a chronic disease is a difficult proposition. While many ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0201/p750.html

A Painless Facial Nodule - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2018 - A man presented with a solitary erythematous nodule on his chin that had persisted for three months despite antibiotic treatment.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0901/p317.html

A Practical Approach to Hypercalcemia - American Family Physician

May 1, 2003 - Hypercalcemia is a disorder commonly encountered by primary care physicians. The diagnosis often is made incidentally in asymptomatic patients. Clinical manifestations affect the neuromuscular, gastrointestinal, renal, skeletal, and cardiovascular systems. The most common causes of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p1959.html

A Practical Approach to Hypercalcemia - American Family Physician

...medications and familial hypocalciuric hyper- calcemia. An initial diagnostic work-up should include measurement of intact parathyroid hormone, and any medications that are likely to be causative should be discontinued. Parathyroid hormone is suppressed in malignancy-associated...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/afp20030501p1959.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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

A Practical Guide to Physician Disability Insurance

...Both short- and long-term disability insurance will replace income if you’re unable to work, but there are differences in the types of injuries or illnesses they cover, the duration of the payments, and the wait time to receive compensation (i.e., elimination period). (See...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/fpm20210900p10.pdf

A Practical Guide to Physician Disability Insurance -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Insurance policies can keep you financially whole if a disability reduces your earning potential, but it’s important to choose the right combination of coverage

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p10.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.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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

A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse

...efficient iden- tification of problematic drug use, including prescription medication misuse. After a positive screening, a brief assessment should be performed to stratify patients into three categories: hazardous use, substance abuse, or substance dependence. Patients with...

American Family Physician

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

A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2013 - Substance misuse is common among patients in primary care settings. Although it has a substantial health impact, physicians report low levels of preparedness to identify and assist patients with substance use disorders. An effective approach to office-based treatment includes a coherent...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p113.html

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 Refresher on medical Necessity -- Family Practice Management

...and diagnostic studies should be performed only when medically necessary. But sometimes medical neces- sity is harder to discern. Every so often, it’s a good idea to brush up on the rules about medical necessity and consider how they relate to our coding habits. A quick review...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/fpm20060700p28.pdf

A Refresher on Medical Necessity -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p28.html

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