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House Calls - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 15, 2020 - The demand for house calls is increasing because of the aging U.S. population, an increase in patients who are homebound, and the acknowledgment of the value of house calls by the public and health care industry. Literature from current U.S. home-based primary care programs describes ...

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Outpatient Management of COVID-19: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2020 - Common presenting symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 include fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. However, patients may have a wide range of symptoms representing a spectrum of mild to severe illness. Symptoms in children tend to be milder and may include fever, cough, ...

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End-of-Life Care: Managing Common Symptoms - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2017 - Physicians should be proficient at managing symptoms as patients progress through the dying process. When possible, proactive regimens that prevent symptoms should be used, because it is generally easier to prevent than to treat an acute symptom. As swallowing function diminishes, ...

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Childhood Bullying: Implications for Physicians - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Childhood bullying is common and can lead to serious adverse physical and mental health effects for both the victim and the bully. In teenagers, risk factors for becoming a victim of bullying include being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; having a disability or medical condition ...

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Would Medicare for All Be the Most Beneficial Health Care System for Family Physicians ...

Oct 1, 2020 - Expansion of Medicare or private insurance would not address the deeper problems in our health care system.

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Primary Care of Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer - American Family Physician

May 15, 2010 - There are approximately 300,000 survivors of childhood cancer in the United States, and most of them receive their medical care from primary care physicians. Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at considerable risk of long-term morbidity and mortality beyond the recurrence of their ...

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Physicians Making Eye Contact with Patients Is Important - Letters to the Editor - ...

Sep 15, 2016 - ...doctors, all of whom talk to me over their shoulders while tapping computer keys or stand behind the protection of a scribe. Only my direct primary care physician sits and looks me in the eye when we are talking. ROBERT B. TAYLOR, MD, FAAFP Portland, Ore. E-mail:

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Making Decisions with Families at the End of Life - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2004 - Because advance directives are not yet the norm, end-of-life decisions for patients without medical decision-making capacity are made regularly within discussions between the patient's physician and family. Communication and decision making in these situations require a complex ...

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Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infections - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - Neonatal herpes simplex virus infections can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Many of the infections result from asymptomatic cervical shedding of virus after a primary episode of genital HSV in the third trimester. Antibodies to HSV-2 have been detected in approximately 20 ...

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Demoralization: A Precursor to Physician Burnout? - Curbside Consultation - American ...

Nov 1, 2012 - Demoralization is a state of hopelessness and helplessness that is akin to, but separable from, depression.

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Elder Mistreatment - American Family Physician

May 15, 1999 - Elder mistreatment is a widespread problem in our society that is often under-recognized by physicians. As a result of growing public outcry over the past 20 years, all states now have abuse laws that are specific to older adults; most states have mandated reporting by all health care ...

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Somatizing Patients: Part I. Practical Diagnosis - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - The phenomenon of somatization, which results in unexplained physical complaints, is ubiquitous in primary care settings although it often goes unrecognized. Medical training emphasizes the identification and treatment of organic problems and may leave physicians unprepared to recognize...

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School Problems and the Family Physician - American Family Physician

May 15, 1999 - Children with school problems pose a challenge for the family physician. A multidisciplinary team of professionals can most appropriately assess and manage complex learning problems, which are often the cause of poor school performance. The family physician's primary role in this ...

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Primary and Subspecialty Care: Building a Collaborative Relationship - Curbside ...

Feb 1, 2012 - For the referring physician, proper etiquette includes identifying the clinical reason for the referral, confirming the appropriateness with respect to the subspecialty, providing the subspecialist with accurate and timely information, and maintaining an open and effective line of ...

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Refocusing Geriatricians' Role in Training to Improve Care for Older Adults - Graham ...

Jan 1, 2012 - The current number of geriatricians cannot keep up with the health care needs of the growing number of older adults. To fill the gap, more geriatricians should focus on training primary care and other specialty physicians to care for older adults.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

Use of Hospice Care for Patients Without Cancer - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2010 - As the Medicare population expands with the baby boomer generation, the need for greater mastery of clinical and interpersonal skills regarding end-of-life care is essential for meeting the wishes and needs of patients.

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Recognizing Patients' Transitions Toward the End of Their Life - Letters to the Editor ...

Feb 15, 2010 - ...for hospice support for the patient and his or her family, as well as an understanding that a patient's preferences and goals should direct the care. There is sometimes a gradual shift in interventions as a patient moves from curative treatments to palliative care. However, there is...

American Family Physician : Letter

AAFP News - May 15, 2017 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2017 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

AAFP News - May 15, 2015 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2015 - Selected health and policy issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition


...residency programs, direct primary care practices, and concierge medicine. (Am Fam Physician. 2020; 102(4):211-220. Copyright © 2020 American Academy of Family Physicians.) WHAT’S NEW ON THIS TOPIC House Calls There were more than 1,100 direct primary care practices in the...

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Why Does a U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce Crisis Matter? - Editorials - American...

Aug 1, 2004 - the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, where she directs the Primary Care Policy Center. Address correspondence to Robert L. Phillips, Jr., M.D., M.S.P.H., The Robert Graham Center, 1350 Connecticut...

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AAFP News: AFP Edition

...Direct Primary Care Model Gains Traction Direct primary care (DPC) is gaining momentum at the state level as a viable means for physicians to provide primary care to patients at a lower cost than traditional practice models. For years, physicians who wanted to adopt DPC had to...

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...Now for Midwest’s First Direct Primary Care Summit Heads up to family physicians eager to learn more about the direct primary care (DPC) practice model: The 2015 Direct Primary Care Summit is coming to Kansas City, Mo., July 10 to 12, 2015. The DPC model, in which physicians charge...

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ACIP Releases 2017 Childhood Immunization Recommendations

February 15, 2017: Practice Guidelines

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March 1, 2017: Cochrane for Clinicians

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