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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...

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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 ...

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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

A Common Sense Approach to Perioperative Evaluation - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2002 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Nov 15, 2002 Issue Editorials A Common Sense Approach to Perioperative Evaluation DEBABRATA MUKHERJEE, M.D. KIM A. EAGLE, M.D. University of Michigan Health System Ann Arbor, Michigan Am Fam Physician. 2002 Nov 15;66(10):1824-1827....

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1824.html

A Comparison of Voice Recognition Programs -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - This installment in an ongoing series on using computers will compare three software programs for physician voice recognition/dictation.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p48.html

A Comprehensive Newborn Exam: Part I. General, Head and Neck, Cardiopulmonary - ...

Sep 1, 2014 - A comprehensive newborn examination involves a systematic inspection. A Ballard score uses physical and neurologic characteristics to assess gestational age. Craniosynostosis is caused by premature fusion of the sutures, and 20% of children with this condition have a genetic mutation or...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p289.html

A Comprehensive Newborn Exam: Part II. Skin, Trunk, Extremities, Neurologic - American ...

Sep 1, 2014 - Skin findings are common during the newborn examination. Although these findings are often benign, it is important to visualize the entire skin surface to distinguish these findings and appropriately reassure parents. The chest should be observed for symmetric movement, pectus ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p297.html

A Comprehensive Newborn Examination: Part I. General, Head and Neck, Cardiopulmonary

August 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/afp20140901p289.pdf

A Comprehensive Newborn Examination: Part II. Skin, Trunk, Extremities, Neurologic

August 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/afp20140901p297.pdf

A Consultant Takes Over - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2000 - What is the role of a consultant in the referral process?

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1001/p1709.html

A Conversation About Fair Payment

A Conversation About Fair Payment

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

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

A Conversation About Violence as a Public Health Crisis

Violence has become a public health crisis. Ending the ban on federal funding for research on violence involving firearms would be a good first step in addressing the problem.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171005lv-violence.html

A creative solution for helping more patients get the mental health care they need -- FPM

When referred for counseling by their physician, patients may avoid scheduling an appointment because of logistics, stigma, cost, etc. To remove these barriers, one primary care practice tried a new approach.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

A Critical Look at Critical Care Coding -- FPM

Apr 1, 2000 - This article will update Medicare's coding and coverage policies for critical care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0400/p14.html

A Daughter Estranged from Her Dying Father - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2000 - This case scenario clearly represents the challenges, complexities and paradoxes often faced by physicians working with dying patients and their families. Views and reactions regarding the end of life encompass a breadth of emotional, spiritual, personal and cultural factors that may ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1201/p2543.html

A Daughter Who Won't Let Her Mother Go - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - The family physician submitting this case is to be commended for wrestling with a very difficult problem. The patient's family physician has taken an appropriate first step in the management of this situation by setting boundaries through a verbal contract about limits in providing care...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p255.html

A Day in My Practice in 2020 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2011 - What will medical practice look like in the next decade? Here's one possibility.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/1100/p44.html

A Day On the Hill: Meaningful Use, Medicaid, Medicare and More

A Day On the Hill: Meaningful Use, Medicaid, Medicare and More

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

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

A Deprescribing Algorithm

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by Scott Endsley, MD. Copyright © 2018 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all other rights reserved. Related...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p28-rt1.pdf

A Devoted Couple - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Life-long devotion and a mind-body mortality link between spouses.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p709.html

A Diagnostic Approach to Pruritus

...July 15, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 195 A Diagnostic Approach to Pruritus BRIAN V. REAMY, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland CHRISTOPHER W. BUNT, MAJ, USAF, MC, and STACY FLETCHER, CAPT, USAF, MC...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/afp20110715p195.pdf

A Diagnostic Approach to Pruritus - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2011 - Pruritus can be a symptom of a distinct dermatologic condition or of an occult underlying systemic disease. Of the patients referred to a dermatologist for generalized pruritus with no apparent primary cutaneous cause, 14 to 24 percent have a systemic etiology. In the absence of a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/p195.html

A Different Look at Corticosteroids - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1998 - Systemic corticosteroids have been used in the treatment of numerous medical conditions for approximately 50 years. Short-acting products such as hydrocortisone are the least potent. Prednisone and methylprednisolone, which are intermediate-acting products, are four to five times more ...

American Family Physician : Article

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A different way to measure primary care performance -- FPM

The Person-Centered Primary Care Measure survey has a low data collection burden for physicians.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

A Doctor Who Is Blamed for a Patients' Condition - Curbside Consultation - American ...

Nov 1, 2000 - Our colleague faces the situation of having evaluated a patient with diffuse myalgias, fever and nausea. After finding evidence of liver damage and an abnormal CT scan, the patient refused an appropriately recommended MRI, resulting in a delay of the diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma. The...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1101/p2157.html

A Dying Patient, Like Me? - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2000 - When should a physician disclose personal information to a patient, and what do we do when a particular case touches on our own suffering? At a deeper level, how do we deal with our own mortality in caring for the seriously ill and dying?

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0815/p888.html

A Fall in the Dark - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2007 - 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/2007/0415/p1177.html

A familiar tune -- FPM

A familiar tune

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

A Familiar Voice for Family Medicine

His prolific work as a family medicine researcher has given Douglas Kamerow, M.D., M.P.H., global platforms where he can discuss important health issues.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200427fdf-kamerow.html

A Family Physician Confronts Parkinson Disease - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2015 - Education about promising physical therapies and treatments that may be on the horizon can be a source of encouragement for physicians and patients alike when facing a diagnosis of Parkinson disease.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p568.html

A Family Physician's Legacy -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Some shoes can never be filled.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p40.html

A Family Physicians' Guide to Monitoring Methotrexate - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2000 - Methotrexate has a long history of use in the treatment of various immunologic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Although the drug is usually prescribed by a subspecialist, a family physician may assume responsibility for monitoring methotrexate therapy. Major ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1001/p1607.html

A Family's Experience with Perinatal Palliative Care - Close-ups - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2015 - A team of family doctors and nurses who offer maternity care helped two parents focus on what matters most to their family after a heartbreaking diagnosis.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p442.html

A Farewell to Charles Smith, Jr., M.D., Deputy Editor - Inside AFP - American Family ...

May 15, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2003 Issue Inside AFP A Farewell to Charles Smith, Jr., M.D., Deputy Editor Janis Wright Am Fam Physician. 2003 May 15;67(10):2055. As we near the end of this month, we're preparing our goodbyes for one of AFP's long-time...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2055.html

A Farewell to Clayton Raker Hasser, VP and Group Publisher - Inside AFP - American ...

May 1, 2001 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 1, 2001 Issue Inside AFP A Farewell to Clayton Raker Hasser, VP and Group Publisher by Janis Wright Am Fam Physician. 2001 May 1;63(9):1665. Clayton Raker Hasser is about to embark on a new path after her imminent retirement from...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1665.html

A Feedback Tool to Improve Physician-Medical Assistant Communication -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p5.html

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