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A Plan for Patients Who Wish to Quit Smoking - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2001 - Advertisement Jan 15, 2001 Issue Letters to the Editor A Plan for Patients Who Wish to Quit Smoking Am Fam Physician. 2001 Jan 15;63(2):219a-220. to the editor: In my practice, I have found that patients who quit cold turkey do the best. If patients said, I want to quit smoking, they...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p219a.html

A Potentially Suicidal Patient - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - On rare occasions, it falls to the family physician to assess a patient's suicidality.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p879.html

A Potentially Violent Patient? - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2000 - There is probably no situation more difficult for the physician than working effectively with a potentially violent patient.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p2237.html

A Potpourri of Practice Improvement -- FPM

Aug 1, 2015 - Whether you're looking to upgrade quality, efficiency, service, or job satisfaction, we've got something for you.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/p8.html

A Powerful Voice

A Powerful Voice

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_powerful_voice.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

...MAY 1, 2003 / VOLUME 67, NUMBER 9 www.aafp.org/afp AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 1959 other inorganic molecules. Low albumin lev- els can affect the total serum calcium level. Directly measuring the free calcium level is more convenient and accurate, but the follow- ing formula can be...

American Family Physician

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

A Practical Approach to Neonatal Jaundice - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - Kernicterus and neurologic sequelae caused by severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia are preventable conditions. A structured and practical approach to the identification and care of infants with jaundice can facilitate prevention, thus decreasing rates of morbidity and mortality. Primary ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1255.html

A Practical Approach to Reducing Patients' Prescription Costs -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - A single screening question and an arsenal of cost-reducing strategies can help you help your patients afford their medications.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p5.html

A Practical Approach to Reducing Patients’ Prescription Costs

...www.aafp.org/fpm May/June 2019 | FPM | 5 CME KEVIN FISCELLA, MD, MPH, JINEANE VENCI, PHARMD, MS-CI, BCACP, MECHELLE SANDERS, BA, ANGELA M. LANIGAN, MPA, RD, AND ROBERT J. FORTUNA, MD, MPH A Practical Approach to Reducing Patients’ Prescription Costs A single screening...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p5.pdf

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health

...www.aafp.org/fpm May/June 2018 | FPM | 7 CME Decades ago, the historic Whitehall studies demonstrated the impact that social context can have on individuals’ health and wellbeing.1,2 Family physicians understand this well because they see firsthand how social needs (or social...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p7.pdf

A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Screening patients to understand their social context is the gateway to addressing barriers and improving health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p7.html

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 Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2003 - Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening reaction with respiratory, cardiovascular, cutaneous, or gastrointestinal manifestations resulting from exposure to an offending agent, usually a food, insect sting, medication, or physical factor. It causes approximately 1,500 deaths in the United ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1325.html

A Practical Guide to Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

...the term anaphylaxis will be used to refer to both conditions. Clinical Presentation Anaphylaxis may include any combination of common signs and symptoms (Table 2).2 Cutaneous manifestations of anaphylaxis, including urticaria and angioedema, are by far the most common.3,4 The...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/afp20031001p1325.pdf

A Practical Guide to Caring for Caregivers - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - Patients who provide care to family members or friends with dementia are likely to be in a family physician's practice. The caregiver role can be stressful, and identifying these patients can give the family physician opportunities to help patients cope with the challenges of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2613.html

A Practical Guide to Crisis Management - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - Family physicians often treat patients who are experiencing psychological or medical crises. Any event perceived as overwhelming by the patient may trigger a crisis reaction consisting of psychological and physiological symptoms. Physicians are encouraged to assist patients who are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1159.html

A Practical Guide to Emergency Preparedness for Office-Based Family Physicians -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Medical emergencies may not be common in the office setting, but that's precisely why you need to practice your response to them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p13.html

A Practical Guide to Infant Oral Health - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2004 - Early childhood caries is the most common chronic disease in young children and may develop as soon as teeth erupt. Bacteria, predominately mutans streptococci, metabolize simple sugars to produce acid that demineralizes teeth, resulting in cavities. Physicians should examine children's...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/p2113.html

A Practical Guide to Infant Oral Health - American Family Physician

...Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright© 2004 American Academy of Family Physicians. For the private, noncommercial use of one individual user of the Web site. All other rights reserved. Contact copyrights@aafp.org for copyright questions...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/afp20041201p2113.pdf

A Pregnant Patient with Dyspnea - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1811.html

A Pregnant Teen: Defusing a Family Crisis - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Nov 1, 1998 - This case represents an all too common reality in family physicians' offices around the country. The 15-year-old's symptoms were still present at her third office visit in two weeks. As such, the physician did well to personally review all aspects of her history. In so doing, the ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1101/p1680.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 Adverse Childhood Experiences - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - A 41-year-old long-time patient presented with concerns about irritability, depression, and anxiety after getting into another fight with her mother-in-law. The patient was concerned that her symptoms were getting worse, and she was worried about lacking control over her emotions and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p55.html

A Primary Care Approach to Curbing Dangerous Teen Trends

A Primary Care Approach to Curbing Dangerous Teen Trends

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/a_primary_care_approach_to.html

A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse

...July 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 113 A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse BRAD SHAPIRO, MD; DIANA COFFA, MD; and ELINORE F. McCANCE-KATZ, MD, PhD University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco,...

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. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1027.html

A Primary Care Checklist for Medical Schools

Medical schools vary in their approach to including primary care in their overall curriculum. Use this checklist to look for programs that support family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/considering-medical-school/medical-school-programs-primary-care/a-primary-care-checklist-for-medical-schools.html

A Primer on E-mail Discussion Lists -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - The author provides a comprehensive list and a summary of listservs available to family physicians as well as tips on listserv etiquette.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p54.html

A Primer on Employment Contracts -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - This article identifies and defines the key terms contained in most physicians' employment contracts.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p73.html

A Primer on Wireless Networks -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - The author, a family physician, explains the benefits and pitfalls of using local wireless networks in a busy clinical practice (for example, to access electronic medical records wirelessly).

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p69.html

A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE REFILLS

...22 | FAMILY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT | www.aafp.org/fpm | November/December 2010 Using the recurring-calendar-event function in Microsoft Outlook, this practice created a systematic approach that ensures patient refills on the day they’re due. A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO CONTROLLED...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/fpm20101100p22.pdf

A Proactive Approach to Controlled Substance Refills -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - Using the recurring-calendar-event function in Microsoft Outlook, this practice created a systematic approach that ensures patient refills on the day they're due.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p22.html

A Problem Oriented Approach to the HIPAA Security Standards -- FPM

Aug 1, 2001 - Every practice will have to comply with HIPAA. You can take the first step by performing a self-audit of your practice’s current security measures.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p37.html

A Problem-Oriented Approach to HIPAA Security Standards -- Family Practice Management

...July/August 2001 ■ www.aafp.org / fpm ■ F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T ■ 37 IL LU ST R A TI O N B Y G R EG T U C K ER S:Physicians and others in healthcare complain of being anxiousand confused about the costs and hassle of complying with...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/fpm20010700p37.pdf

A Productivity Primer -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - The author describes the different ways physician productivity is currently being measured and how those measurements are being used.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p72.html

A Purpuric Rash and Mononeuritis Multiplex - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2008 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p501.html

A Quarter Century of Dedication to AFP and to Family Medicine - Inside AFP - American ...

Jan 15, 2006 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2006 Issue Inside AFP A Quarter Century of Dedication to AFP and to Family Medicine JOYCE A. MERRIMAN Am Fam Physician. 2006 Jan 15;73(2):193. This month marks 25 years of dedication to AFP by Jay Siwek, M.D., editor. Everyone...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p193.html

A quick and simple technique for delivering negative feedback -- FPM

A feedback sandwich can help you to organize feedback in a way that makes it more effective and easier to deliver.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/negative_feedback.html

A quick intervention for helping your depressed patients -- FPM

To help patients break the depression cycle -- sad mood, low energy, avoidance of pleasurable activities, and social isolation -- start by helping them recognize it.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/quick_intervention_for_helping_depressed_patients.html

A quick reminder about flu shot billing -- FPM

A quick reminder: Medicare covers influenza immunizations as soon as new seasonal vaccines are received.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/flu_vaccines.html

A Quick Review of Reassignment Can Help Avert Fraud Accusations -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - The author explains the Medicare policy on reassignment, the exceptions and why it's important in the current climate of increased fraud and abuse enforcement.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p21.html

A quick tip for last-minute gynecologic exams -- FPM

This prep method can save time when a patient needs an unplanned Pap smear.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/pap_bundles.html

A Quick Tour of the Changes in FPM -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Board here. The tour bus is about to depart.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p7.html

A Quick-Reference Card for Identifying Level-4 Visits -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - The author's tool will help you keep in mind what qualifies a visit for a 99214 or a 99204.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p32.html

A Rational Approach to the Treatment of Hypertension in Special Populations - American ...

Jul 1, 1999 - Hypertension in blacks is usually characterized by low renin, expanded volume and sensitivity to salt. Diuretics are the preferred initial therapy, but response to calcium channel antagonists is also good. The blood pressure response to monotherapy with beta blockers or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0701/p156.html

A Refresher on Coding Consultations -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Here's a guide to the sometimes confusing documentation requirements for consultations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p45.html

A Refresher on medical Necessity -- Family Practice Management

...Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.A Refresher on MEDICAL NECESSITY Peter R. Jensen, MD, CPC At some point in our careers, most of us have received a denial from a health plan claiming that we performed a service...

Family Practice Management

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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