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Curbside Consultation: Helping Pregnant Women Keep Their Jobs - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - At 7.5 months pregnant, my patient found herself increasingly uncomfortable at work. Her varicose veins ached from standing on the job, where she was required to work a cash register and walk prescriptions from the pharmacy to the checkout area. I wrote a note to her boss explaining ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p494.html

Curbside Consultation: Caring for Patients with Job Insecurity Who Are Experiencing ...

Jul 15, 2016 - In addition to providing direct medical care, the physician can help this patient by obtaining an occupational history, formulating hypotheses about the cause of the pain and potential interventions, and establishing a therapeutic relationship.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0715/p145.html

Curbside Consultation: Evaluation of Behavior Change in Patients with Developmental ...

Apr 15, 2016 - A mother brought her 19-year-old nonverbal, autistic son to our clinic. She requested medication for him to reduce the number of episodes that include loud vocalizations, thrashing, and head banging. These episodes usually occur in the car. At baseline, the man has difficulty with ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p686.html

Curbside Consultation: When Physician Family Members Are Involved in Patients' Care - ...

Mar 1, 2016 - It is not unusual for physicians to care for patients who have physician family members. This can be advantageous for patients, their families, and the clinical team because physician family members often better understand the clinical situation, its severity, and the treatment options....

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/p388.html

Curbside Consultation: Addressing Suspected Labor Trafficking in the Office - American ...

Dec 15, 2015 - An estimated 18,000 persons are trafficked into the United States for labor each year. They most commonly originate from Latin America (31%), Southeast Asia (26%), and South Asia (13%), and 71% of persons enter on lawful visas. Health care may be one of the few fields in which ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/p1092.html

Curbside Consultation: Menstrual Concerns in an Adolescent with Disabilities - American...

Nov 1, 2015 - ...Curbside Consultation Menstrual Concerns in an Adolescent with Disabilities FREE PREVIEW. AAFP members and paid subscribers: Log in to get free access. All others: Purchase online access. FREE PREVIEW. Purchase online access to read the full version of this article. Commentary by...

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Curbside Consultation: Late Presentation to Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2015 - Pregnancy carries concrete and immediate risks that need to be addressed and managed in a timely fashion. Patients who initiate prenatal care late in pregnancy tend to present with a challenging variety of concerns, encompassing the full range of their medical, psychosocial, and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0901/p391.html

Curbside Consultation: Care of a Transgender Adolescent - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2015 - Although the actual number may be higher, research estimates that approximately 700,000 Americans are transgender. Many in this population have inadequate insurance to cover appropriate health care. Primary care clinicians treat transgender patients in their practices, and although not ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p142.html

Curbside Consultation: Caring for Muslim Patients Who Fast During Ramadan - American ...

May 1, 2015 - A 68-year-old Muslim man who was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus presented for a routine health visit. His initial A1C level was 8.2%, which decreased to 6.7% after dietary changes, exercise, and treatment with metformin (Glucophage). He stated that he wanted to fast ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p640.html

Curbside Consultation: Advance Directives: Navigating Conflicts Between Expressed ...

Apr 1, 2015 - Clinicians and surrogates can be faced with challenging decisions when a patient loses the capacity to participate in medical decision making. A significant number of hospitalized and critically ill adults lose decision-making capacity during hospital stays and cannot make treatment ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p480.html

Curbside Consultation: Counseling Patients with Unintended Pregnancy - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2015 - Nearly one-half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended. Risk factors for unintended pregnancy include limited access to contraception, less than a college education, poor social support, age between 20 and 24 years, and black race. Family physicians are often the initial...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p574.html

Curbside Consultation: Screening for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2015 - Family physicians play a key role in identifying patients in need of increased cancer surveillance because of a personal or family history of cancer. How does one know if a patient warrants genetic testing for hereditary cancer predisposition?

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p125.html

Curbside Consultation: Caring for Unaccompanied Minors from Central America - American ...

Nov 1, 2014 - The surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the United States–Mexico border in recent months has made national headlines, creating an urgent humanitarian situation. The reasons for this migration are multifactorial, and the resultant politics are deeply complex.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1101/p656.html

Curbside Consultation: Challenges and Opportunities in the Care of Asian American ...

Oct 1, 2014 - In cases such as this, patients are often told, You don't need treatment now, but they only hear, You are fine. Subsequent failure to follow up may result from a combination of issues related to health literacy, educational attainment, linguistic barriers, and cultural differences.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p490.html

Curbside Consultation: Ethical Use of Diagnostic Technology: Balancing What's New and ...

Jul 1, 2014 - This case boils down to being realistic about what new screening tools and techniques can and can't do, and understanding their actual value in diagnoses. I'd argue that it is not unethical to accommodate a patient's requests, as long as the physician's approach to the patient, the ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p53.html

Curbside Consultation: Complex Care: Treating an Older Patient with Multiple ...

Mar 1, 2014 - Although there are guidelines for management of single chronic illnesses, the evidence base for management of multiple comorbidities is lacking. The American Geriatrics Society described a clinical approach to managing patients with multiple comorbidities in 2012.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p392.html

Curbside Consultation: The Hospice Referral - American Family Physician

May 1, 2014 - Hospice is a program of care and support for persons facing life-limiting illnesses. Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's needs and wishes.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0501/p745.html

Curbside Consultation: Inheriting Patients with Questionable Medication Regimens - ...

Jan 1, 2014 - Inheriting a patient on an inappropriate or questionable medical regimen is a scenario that every physician confronts when practicing continuity care. It can present frustrating challenges, especially for resident physicians, who, because of the nature of training programs, care for ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0101/p44.html

Curbside Consultation: Caring for Colleagues, VIPs, Friends, and Family Members - ...

Jun 1, 2013 - There may be no higher professional honor than being asked to care for a colleague, a very important person (VIP), a friend, or a family member. However, these requests can be problematic if they are not addressed properly. The following strategies can help physicians avoid pitfalls ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p793.html

Curbside Consultation: Talking with Children About a Parent's Serious Illness - ...

Nov 1, 2013 - It is not uncommon for children to have parents who have cancer. Although parents may be understandably apprehensive about discussing a serious illness, children want and need to know what is happening. It is strongly recommended that children be involved and informed in the illness and...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/p570.html

Curbside Consultation: Undetected Childhood Sexual Trauma and Its Health Effects in ...

Sep 1, 2013 - It is essential for physicians to understand the relevance of childhood sexual trauma to adult medical conditions. Recognizing this connection can help physicians begin to manage the resulting damage. Exposure to childhood sexual trauma is highly prevalent in the United States, but is ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0901/p328.html

Curbside Consultation: Treating Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder in the ...

Jul 15, 2013 - The prevalence of borderline personality disorder in the general population is thought to be between 1% and 2%. As family physicians, we often treat these patients for chronic medical conditions. There are multiple obstacles to caring for these patients because of their difficult ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p140.html

Curbside Consultation: Caring for Older Patients Who Have Significant Hearing Loss - ...

Mar 1, 2013 - This scenario illustrates issues related to end-of-life care and placement in a long-term care facility for older individuals with significant hearing loss. An analysis of data from the 1999 to 2006 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and statistics from the ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p360.html

Curbside Consultation: Care of a Sexually Active Adolescent - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2012 - The American Medical Association's Principles of Medical Ethics clearly state that physicians shall safeguard patient confidences and privacy within the constraints of the law. However, the laws in American jurisdictions vary with respect to a minor's ability to consent to medical ...

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