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Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Primary Care -- American Family Physician

...eating disorders and initiate treatment in a timely fashion. This review focuses on recognition and diagnosis of eating disorders in primary care. A com- prehensive review of treatment and other aspects of these conditions is available in the American Psychiatric Association’s...

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How to Be an Efficient and Effective Preceptor -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - It is possible to do the important work of precepting students and still get home in time for dinner.

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Americans in Motion - Healthy Interventions: A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic ...

Research indicates group visits can also provide an improved quality of care and a higher level of patient and physician satisfaction. They empower patients and also the physician and staff. Group visits allow for more time for education and relationship building. Group visits have ...

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Frequently Asked Questions: Medicare's Chronic Care Management (CCM) Services

...FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: MEDICARE’S CHRONIC CARE MANAGEMENT (CCM) SERVICES (Updated as of March 9, 2015) Patient eligibility Scope of services 24/7 access to care Coding, billing, and payment 20 minutes of clinical staff time Getting patient agreement...

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Reclaiming Your Scope of Practice: Adding Young Patient Care Back to Your Office

...Scope of Practice: Reclaiming Young Patient Care Caring for the whole family is a defining aspect of family medicine, yet many physicians have stopped seeing young patients. Here’s why and how to welcome them back. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr. Reddy is a family physician in a small,...

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Gun Violence, Prevention of (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position on the prevention of gun violence.

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Medical Care for Obess Patients: Advice for Health Care Professionals -- American ...

...women.3 Based on the high prevalence rates of obesity in all population groups, vir- tually every physician can expect to provide medical care for patients who are obese. T he percentage of adults in the United States considered to be overweight or obese has in- creased to more...

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Group Visits for Chronic Illness Care:Models, Benefits and Challenges -- Family ...

...Group Visits for Chronic Illness Care: Models, Benefits and Challenges With proper planning, group visits can expand your options for managing the care of chronically ill patients. C hronic illness is proving to be one of the most pressing public health issues of the 21st...

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Browse FPM Documents on Topic: org.aafp.jms.model.TaxonomyTerm@1c786023

...Off the Charts: Teaching Students in Compliance With HCFA Guidelines [Feature] Play it safe when documenting E/M services: Keep your medical students' documentation out of patient chart notes. Apr 2000 Issue Using Peer Review for Self-Audits of Medical Record...

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Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2012 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - ...self-motivation, or unrealistic fears. I have found that aligning myself with the patient's family members is paramount to overcoming these barriers. For example, a patient may present with poorly controlled diabetes and claim strict adherence to treatment recommendations and...

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Communicating Bad News to Your Patients -- FPM

Dec 1, 2011 - How you share the news can have a lasting effect on your patients and their families.

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Patients Facing Homelessness Need More Than Referrals

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., explains why Refer to social work is not the natural conclusion of a physician's role in addressing social determinants of health among patients experiencing homelessness.

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Practical Steps to Smoking Cessation for Recovering Alcoholics - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1998 - Smoking rates among persons with a history of alcohol abuse are triple that of the general public. Strong evidence indicates that the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease is higher in recovering alcoholics than in peers who smoke, but do not drink alcohol. Yet these persons often ...

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Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

...the 2000 Guideline was published. Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update will make an important con- tribution to the quality of care in the United States and the health of the American people. The Panel employed an explicit, science-based methodology and expert...

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Flaws in Clinical Reasoning: A Common Cause of Diagnostic Error - Curbside Consultation...

Nov 1, 2011 - Many medical errors have been identified as systemic and addressed with interventions, such as checklists. However, a substantial number of errors that occur in diagnosis and treatment are attributed to flaws in clinical reasoning.

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How Much Will This Cost, Doc?

Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that CME can arm physicians with new approaches to treatment, but too often discussions leave out the aspect of cost and value.

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Done Right, Annual Wellness Visit Helps Patient and Practice

Kurt Bravata, M.D., examines the utility of the Medicare annual wellness visit and how to get paid properly for conducting it.

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Improving Medication Adherence in Patients with Comorbidities - FPIN's Clinical ...

Oct 1, 2011 - Interventions that involve pharmacists to review, simplify, and monitor medication use significantly improve adherence in patients with multiple medical conditions.

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AAFP President: Prepare Your Office for Novel Coronavirus

Two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV that was first detected in Wuhan, China, have now been reported in the United States, with other suspected cases under investigation.

Solo FP Finds Fulfillment Serving Rural Patients, Community

Solo family physician Scott Anzalone, M.D., knows the joys and frustrations of practicing in a rural community where it's not unheard of for a patient to stop by his house to have a laceration sewn up.

Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care: Team-Based Approach for ...

...Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care team-based approach for advancing health equity page 2 © 2018 american academy of family physicians table of contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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...Improving Patient Care Making Diabetes Checkups More Fruitful Brandi White Computers A Palm-Top Computer in Every Practice? Kent E. Willyard Balancing Act The 80/20 Rule of Time Management Pamela J. Vaccaro Letters • "Off the Charts" Is Off-Base • A...

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Sep 2000

...Improving Patient Care Making Diabetes Checkups More Fruitful Brandi White Computers A Palm-Top Computer in Every Practice? Kent E. Willyard Balancing Act The 80/20 Rule of Time Management Pamela J. Vaccaro Letters • "Off the Charts" Is Off-Base • A...

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Evaluating Employment Agreements -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - The first challenge of employed practice is to analyze your contract - before you sign.

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