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Letters - Jan-Feb 2013 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - ...Consider the example of a patient with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, chronic sinusitis, and depression. He is taking metformin, hydrochlorothiazide, lisinopril, atorvastatin, fluticasone, and citalopram at the time of the annual comprehensive care visit. Vitals and...

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Letters - Nov-Dec 2012 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - ...problem with preventive visits is that patients often expect to get refills for at least three other chronic medical problems (diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, etc.) at the same time – and expect to not have to pay their copay because their insurer advised them to come in for...

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Letters - Sep-Oct 2012 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - ...this requirement? Is it OK to use check boxes? I assume the risk factors should focus on well-being – not on chronic comorbidities like hypertension and diabetes, which are addressed separately during my simultaneously billed evaluation and management visit. Ashish Sitapara, MD...

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Letters - Jan-Feb 2012 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - ...appointment, plus a little more. It's reasonable to prescribe three month's worth of medication with three refills for a patient with hypertension who is scheduled to see me once a year, even though I might suggest quarterly check-ups. No physician should prescribe medication for a...

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Letters - Jun 2007 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - ...EHRs are often marketed as being simple and streamlined with structured templates for a variety of medical conditions (e.g., hypertension and diabetes). Ironically, with the exception of some acute visits, the typical office visit of a family physician is neither simple nor...

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Letters - Mar 2006 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2006 - ...Almost all of this was quickly paid by my insurance carrier. Now, consider the care I provide an adult male patient who suffers from hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease and dyslipidemia. During the course of a year, I could see the patient four or five times for extended...

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Letters - May 2002 -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - ...diagnoses, for example, in the case of a patient with chronic hypertension and diabetes who presents with a cough and whose subsequent X-ray indicates pneumonia. In the example given, would you report pneumonia, hypertension and diabetes? Obviously not at the initial visit if the...

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Letters - Apr 2002 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - ...00–4084; October 2000; available online at The same is not true for patients with hypertension, diabetes mellitus or most other chronic diseases. The article never advocated that physicians encourage patients not to lose weight...

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