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Telehealth: Technical tips to set up yourself and your patients for success

Telehealth use has expanded dramatically during the pandemic, but not every patient is well-equipped for a video visit.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=4

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications. This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=6

Eye and Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye examinations, glaucoma, LASIK surgery, ocular emergencies, red eye, vision loss, and vision screening. This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=66

End-of-Life Care - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on end-of-life care and related issues, including advance directives, hospice care, legal and ethical issues, nursing home care, palliative care, and terminal illness. This collection features AFP content on end-of-life care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=57

Travel Medicine - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on travel medicine and related issues, including malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, pretravel consultation, and travel immunizations. This collection features AFP content on travel medicine and related issues, including malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=70

Title X Final Rule Reflects Academy Advocacy

Following three years of Academy advocacy, HHS this month finalized Title X rule-making in favor of family physicians and their patients.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211014titlex.html

Task Force Makes Recommendations on SUD, Pain, Mental Health

A new Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force formed by the AMA with the AAFP and others has issued recommendations to improve access to care and harm-reduction strategies for patients with pain, substance use disorders or mental illness.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211014sudpain.html

It’s Not Too Late to Experience FMX With On Demand

If you missed the recent Family Medicine Experience, you can still experience it with FMX On Demand and earn more than 120 enduring CME credits. You can also register now for the 2022 event and save up to $200.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20211014fmx.html

Medicare now covers the 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Medicare began covering the new 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on Oct. 1. Here's how to code for its administration.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/pneumococcal_vaccine_coverage.html

FP Essentials #509 Kidney Disease | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

CME monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition includes acute kidney injury; chronic kidney disease; end-stage renal disease; kidney stones.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/509-ed.html

Army Docs Inspired Pilot’s Path to Family Medicine

Maj. Mike Brisson, D.O., M.P.H., Ph.D., a winner of the AAFP’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, was inspired to go to medical school by the osteopathic flight surgeons who treated him during his deployment in Afghanistan.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211012fdf-brisson.html

AAFP Urges Better Broadband for Telehealth, Health Equity

AAFP President Sterling Ransone, M.D., testified to a Senate subcommittee that improved broadband access is essential for building on the success of telehealth that has been seen during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211012telehealth.html

The Art and Science of Quitting Your Job

According to Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., new physicians aren’t trained how to quit a job, let alone how to quit gracefully. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she discusses her decision to leave her previous position and shares lessons learned.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20211012fp-quitgrace.html

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Your 2022 MIPS payment adjustment may have changed. Here’s why.

CMS has identified two issues that prompted it to correct MIPS scoring logic, resulting in changes to 2020 final scores and 2022 payment adjustments.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/mips_payment_update.html

Low-dose Aspirin Recommended to Prevent Preeclampsia

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a final statement recommending low-dose aspirin as preventive medication after 12 weeks’ gestation in people at high risk for preeclampsia.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211007uspstfpreeclampsia.html

COVID-19 Continues to Cause Some People to Put Off Care

Two family physicians offer advice about helping patients catch up on health care in response to two recent reports about delayed and missed care during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211006delayedcare.html

AAFP Applauds HHS Decision to Restore Title X, Improve Access to Comprehensive Care

AAFP Applauds HHS Decision to Restore Title X, Improve Access to Comprehensive Care

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-hhs-decision-restore-title-x.html

Live CME No Longer Required for AAFP Membership

In the AAFP’s latest move to adapt to family physicians’ evolving needs, the Academy has eliminated the requirement for active members to earn 25 credits of CME through live activities.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211005cmereq.html

Potential Wins Seen as Congress Ponders Reconciliation

In a recent letter, the Academy identified several sections of the House reconciliation bill that are in strong alignment with AAFP priorities.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211005reconciliation.html

Physician Employment Questions? The AAFP Has You Covered

AAFP members need look no further than the Academy’s Employment Contracting webpage to find the information they need to land just the right job opportunity and negotiate an employment agreement that meets their personal and professional needs.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211005employresources.html

Substance Use Disorders Online CME | AAFP

Implement a patient-centered approach to diagnose and manage patients with a substance use disorder with this AAFP online activity. Earn 17.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/substance-use-disorders.html

Family Medicine Worth the Wait for GME Award Winner

After taking a 10-year break from her training, Melanie Dance, M.D., M.P.H., a winner of the AAFP’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, is making the most of her second chance at residency.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211004fdf-dance.html

Child and Adolescent Health Online CME Course | AAFP

Grow your pediatric medicine skills and advance the level of care you deliver to your youngest patients with this online CME from AAFP. Earn 25.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/child-adolescent-health/self-study.html

Onychomycosis: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Onychomycosis is a chronic fungal infection of the fingernail or toenail bed leading to brittle, discolored, and thickened nails. Onychomycosis is not just a cosmetic problem. Untreated onychomycosis can cause pain, discomfort, and physical impairment, negatively impacting quality of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p359.html

Diabetes-Related Foot Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Diabetes-related foot infections occur in approximately 40% of diabetes-related foot ulcers and cause significant morbidity. Clinicians should consider patient risk factors (e.g., presence of foot ulcers greater than 2 cm, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, poor vascular perfusion, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p386.html

Osteomyelitis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Osteomyelitis is an inflammatory condition of bone secondary to an infectious process. Osteomyelitis is usually clinically diagnosed with support from imaging and laboratory findings. Bone biopsy and microbial cultures offer definitive diagnosis. Plain film radiography should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p395.html

Hepatitis A - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Hepatitis A is a common viral infection worldwide that is transmitted via the fecal-oral route. The incidence of infection in the United States decreased by more than 90% after an effective vaccine was introduced, but the number of cases has been increasing because of large community ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p368.html

Medical Advice for Commercial Air Travel - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Air travel is generally safe, but the flight environment poses unique physiologic challenges such as relative hypoxia that may trigger adverse myocardial or pulmonary outcomes. To optimize health outcomes, communication must take place between the traveler, family physician, and airline...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p403.html

Bioterrorism - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Bioterrorism is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, toxins, or fungi with the goal of causing panic, mass casualties, or severe economic disruption. From 1981 to 2018, there were 37 bioterrorist attacks worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p376.html

Neonatal Resuscitation: Updated Guidelines from the American Heart Association - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - The American Heart Association released minor updates to neonatal resuscitation recommendations with only minor changes to the previous algorithm.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p425.html

High-Dose Amoxicillin/Clavulanate No Better than Standard Dose for Acute Sinusitis in ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - This study found no significant difference between the standard-dose and high-dose regimens of amoxicillin/clavulanate for treating acute sinusitis in adults. It is important to note that both doses are minimally superior to placebo.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p423.html

Venous Thromboembolism: Management Guidelines from the American Society of Hematology -... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - The American Society of Hematology has updated recommendations for management of VTE, which includes deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p429.html

Physicians Should Refuse Pharmaceutical Industry Gifts - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2021 - Knowing that the high price of drugs is a major detriment to public health in the United States and that the pharmaceutical industry spends vast sums marketing to health care professionals, physicians should refuse visits, gifts, payments, and drug samples from pharmaceutical ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p348.html

Navigating Physician Employment Contracts -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Explore information on physician employment contracts including common terms, advice on specific provisions, and key steps to follow before signing a contract.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p17.html

Life After Residency: Exploring Practice Options in Family Medicine -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Your options are limitless, so start your job search with a clear understanding of your personal and professional interests.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p30.html

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - A 36-year-old patient, L.B., with a history of hypertension presents for a wellness visit. The patient's mother had a stroke at 65 years of age and the patient's older brother recently had a heart attack. L.B. has an estimated 10-year cardiovascular risk of 6%, and L.B.'s body mass ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p411.html

The View From the Top: Leadership Lessons From Family Physician Executives -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Family physician leaders share their 10 keys to success.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p6.html

How to Spot and Tactfully Handle Discrimination in the Health Care Setting -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - In the moment, it can be difficult to respond effectively, but practicing these four skills and tactics can help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p21.html

Recalcitrant Annular Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - A patient presented with a pruritic, nonscaly, ring-like rash on the dorsa of both hands.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p415.html

Find Your Side Gig: Extra Income Opportunities for Family Physicians -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Traditional offerings still abound, but advances in technology have also opened up new possibilities.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p25.html

Tips for Writing Effective CVs and Cover Letters -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Putting a little extra effort into these materials can help you make a good first impression with potential employers.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p4.html

Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Medicine -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - With limits and support, it can be done.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p40.html

Schizophrenia: Use of Antipsychotic Drugs for Maintenance Therapy - Cochrane for ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Compared with placebo, using antipsychotic drugs for maintenance therapy in patients with schizophrenia is associated with relapse prevention at seven to 12 months.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p355.html

Interventions to Improve Use of CPAP Machines in Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Behavioral interventions increase CPAP use compared with usual care. These interventions also increase CPAP adherence, measured by participants using their machine four or more hours per night, from 371 to 501 per 1,000 patients.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p356.html

Growing Mass in an Adolescent - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - A patient presented with a polypoid, unpigmented mass on the top of the head that was raised and asymmetrical with slightly irregular borders.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p413.html

Does Light Therapy Decrease Depression in Older Adults? - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Light therapy appears to be mildly effective in treating depression in older adults, but ideal wavelength, intensity, and length of treatment are unknown.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p417.html

For Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Who Are Taking a GLP-1 Receptor Agonist, an ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - This propensity score–matched analysis (not funded by industry) concluded that an SGLT2 inhibitor is preferred over a sulfonylurea for patients with type 2 diabetes who are already taking a GLP-1 receptor agonist, with favorable effects on the likelihood of hospitalization for ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p424.html

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