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6. Sustain the Improvement Over Time

Step 6: Sustain the improvement over time

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

60-Second Survey Gives Insight Into Unmet Social Needs

Researchers found that a brief survey administered to patients helped identify obstacles to maintaining good health.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190612minutesurvey.html

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...Chronic Plaque Psoriasis KELLY M. LUBA, D.O., Phoenix, Arizona DANIEL L. STULBERG, M.D., Rose Family Medical Center, Denver, Colorado T he prevalence of psoriasis in the United States is estimated to be 0.6 to 4.8 percent.1 Psoriasis is slightly more common in men.1 No reliable...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/afp20060215p636.pdf

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...Behavior Disorders of Dementia: Recognition and Treatment ABI V. RAYNER, M.D., M.P.H., JAMES G. O’BRIEN, M.D., and BEN SCHOENBACHLER, M.D. University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky V irtually all patients with dementia will develop changes in behav- ior and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/afp20060215p647.pdf

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...Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes: Diagnosis and Management TANYA M. MEDINA, M.D., and D. ASHLEY HILL, M.D. Florida Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, Orlando, Florida P remature rupture of membranes (PROM) is the rupture of the fetal membranes before the onset of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/afp20060215p659.pdf

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...Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Diagnostic Considerations MARVIN DEWAR, M.D., J.D., and R. WHIT CURRY, JR., M.D. University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida T he global burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is increasing; the disease is...

American Family Physician

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

70 Years of American Family Physician - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - The mission of providing practical and clinically relevant information to busy physicians has been the force behind AFP's impressive improvements during the past 70 years.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p389.html

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...Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease MARK B. STEPHENS, CDR, MC, USN, and KENNETH S. YEW, CAPT, MC, USN Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland C hronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of chronic disease-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/afp20080701p87.pdf

9 Steps to a Strategic Marketing Plan -- Family Practice Management

...IL LU ST R A TI O N B Y E LI ZA B ET H L A D A November/December 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 ■ 39 Rebecca Anwar, PhD, and Judy Capko For many physicians, marketing is simply a matter of putting an...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1100/fpm20011100p39.pdf

9-Valent HPV Vaccine Offers Only Small Advantage Over Quadrivalent Vaccine - POEMs - ...

Jul 1, 2015 - A new 9-valent HPV vaccine is generally similar in effectiveness to the older quadrivalent vaccine. There is a small benefit of the new vaccine compared with the older vaccine for women who are initially uninfected (2.4 vs. 4.2 cases per 1,000 person-years), but you would have to ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/p54.html

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...Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy LAWRENCE LEEMAN, MD, MPH, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico PATRICIA FONTAINE, MD, MS, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota H ypertensive disorders represent the most common medical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/afp20080701p93.pdf

99201 Quick Reference

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by James M. Giovino, MD. Copyright © 2000 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all other rights reserved....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0700/fpm20000700p39-rt1.pdf

99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum

...www.aafp.org/fpm July/August 2018 | FPM | 5 CME RICHELLE MARTING, JD 99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Richelle Marting is an attorney...

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

99213 vs. 99214: Three tips for spotting the difference -- FPM

One of the most confounding aspects of evaluation and management (E/M) coding is the distinction between a 99213 and a 99214 established patient office visit. The following tips can help you recognize when a visit meets the requirements of a 99214, as opposed to a 99213.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/coding_99214.html

A 'Stages of Change' Approach to Helping Patients Change Behavior - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2000 - Helping patients change behavior is an important role for family physicians. Change interventions are especially useful in addressing lifestyle modification for disease prevention, long-term disease management and addictions. The concepts of

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0301/p1409.html

A "Hopeless" Patient - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2001 - The title of this case scenario is emphatically appropriate because it describes the intense feelings that obese patients and those with difficult, chronic lifestyle issues evoke in their physicians. The author aptly describes feelings and reactions such as frustration, cynicism about ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0201/p575.html

A 40-Year-Old Man with Chronic Generalized Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 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/2005/0801/p491.html

A basic model for behavioral health integration -- FPM

You can get paid to integrate basic behavioral health check-ins into your practice.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A Battle to Overcome "Diabulimia" - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2009 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0215/p263.html

A Better Day Tomorrow - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2012 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0801/p268.html

A Bonus Deal From Medicare -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - This article will describe which rural services qualify for the 10-percent bonus discount from Medicare and how physicians can access the bonus (since it's not automatic). The article also will include a list of the regional rural office contacts and underserved regions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p15.html

A brief method for triaging patients during a pandemic -- FPM

When the leaders of Eglin Family Medicine Residency Clinic in Florida opened an outdoor clinic in their parking lot in response to COVID-19, they established a triage process for deciding which patients would be sent there, as opposed to being seen virtually or inside the clinic.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A Broader View of Patient Education -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - The article will discuss how family physicians can help educate their patients about referrals to other specialists; a sample patient education brochure accompanies the article.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p54.html

A Bubble Under the Tongue of a Child

...August 15, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 441 An eight-year-old girl presented with swell- ing in the floor of her mouth that began 10 days prior. She denied any recent fever or illness. Physical examination revealed a nontender, bluish,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0815/afp20110815p441.pdf

A Bubble Under the Tongue of a Child - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2011 - 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/2011/0815/p441.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 Burn That Keeps Hurting - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2010 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p829.html

A Burning Red Rash

October 15, 2017: Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/afp20171015p543.pdf

A Burning Red Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2017 - A man presented with a painful rash that began on his left chest and spread to his left back. There are no lesions anywhere else on his body.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p543.html

A Cancer-Finding Team - AFP 50 Years Ago - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2000 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jun 15, 2000 Issue AFP 50 Years Ago Am Fam Physician. 2000 Jun 15;61(12):3531-3534. This feature is part of a year-long series of excerpts and special commentaries celebrating AFP's 50th year of publication. Excerpts from the two 1950...

American Family Physician : AFP 50 Years Ago

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0615/p3531.html

A Case of Medical Uncertainty

...March 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 501 Case Scenario At the urgent care clinic where I work, a 38-year-old uninsured woman presented while en route from another part of the country. She expressed severe anxiety about muscle twitch- ing in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/afp20120301p501.pdf

A Case of Medical Uncertainty - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2012 - Medical uncertainty (i.e., not knowing how to proceed with a patient-related problem) can stem from any number of potential situations in daily clinical practice. The causes of uncertainty are many, but the feeling of stress or discomfort it creates is a familiar constant, though it may...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/p501.html

A Case of Necrotic Toes - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2004 - 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/2004/0201/p609.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 Case Study in Developing a Successful Medical Group -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - This group thrives by keeping doctors in control and by putting the interests of primary care physicians first.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p42.html

A Challenge for You -- FPM

Sep 1, 2003 - Introducing the FPM Reader Challenge, the author solicits big ideas that have made a difference in FP’s practices as entries into an article competition.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/p14.html

A Challenge to All Chapters: Send a New Physician to NCSC

A Challenge to All Chapters: Send a New Physician to NCSC

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_challenge_to_all_chapters.html

A Champion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

When Jennifer Edgoose, M.D., M.P.H., objected to the lack of diversity in her residency program, her department chair challenged her to do something about it. She didn't stop there.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181112fdf-edgoose.html

A Changing Climate Threatens Our Health

The health threats posed by climate change are alarming. Given the scope of the problem, everyone could potentially be affected -- and likely, many of us will be.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_changing_climate_threatens_our.html

A Changing Landscape for 'Diary' - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Feb 15, 2001 Issue Inside AFP A Changing Landscape for ‘Diary’ Janis Wright Am Fam Physician. 2001 Feb 15;63(4):602. For the past nine years, Diary from a Week in Practice has been written by contributors from a private practice in...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p602.html

A Changing of the Guard for the "Radiologic Decision-Making" Series - Inside AFP - ...

May 1, 2000 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 1, 2000 Issue Inside AFP A Changing of the Guard for the Radiologic Decision-Making Series JANIS WRIGHT Am Fam Physician. 2000 May 1;61(9):2576. The article on page 2791, Bilious Vomiting in the Newborn: Rapid Diagnosis of...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0501/p2576.html

A checklist for better dementia care plans -- FPM

Physicians may not be able to control many facets of dementia care, but this checklist can help you tackle the cognitive, functional, and behavioral losses that most matter to patients and their families.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A checklist for reopening your practice for non-essential face-to-face visits -- FPM

The decision to reopen a practice for non-essential in-person visits depends on many factors, including the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in your area. When it’s time to reopen, use this checklist to help ease the process and keep everyone safe.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A checklist for starting virtual visits -- FPM

The ability to see patients virtually can be useful, especially during outbreaks of infectious disease. Here’s how to get started.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A checklist of quality measures to help you succeed in value-based payment -- FPM

This checklist of quality measures can help you improve quality and succeed in value-based payment.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

...November 1, 2005 Volume 72, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1753 A Clinical Approach to Diagnosing Wrist Pain TODD A. FORMAN, M.D., M.S.ED., The Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California SCOTT K. FORMAN, M.D., Newport...

American Family Physician

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

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