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A brief Look Over Portugal’s Primary Care Health System

...• 10 min with the nurse + 15 min the doctor • Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, under hypocoagulation therapy Non-presential Appointments • Medication prescription, bureaucratic issues What types of appointments exist? Patient Scheduled Appointment General...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/press-events/intnl-symposium/ICS-Portugal.pdf

A Burning Red Rash

October 15, 2017: Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p543.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 Common Sense Approach to Perioperative Evaluation - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2002 - ...on possible previous or current coronary artery disease (CAD), diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure (CHF), vascular disease, and hypertension, all of which are markers of a long-term adverse prognosis. Physical examination, simple laboratory tests, such as hematocrit, renal...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

A Critical Review of Periodic Health Screening Using Specific Screening Criteria Frame ...

...Smoking 35,000 (pl Hypertension f 5,000 (pl lschem ic Heart Disease 2,800 (pl Rheumatic Heart Disease 170 (p) Stroke 102 {DR } Tuberculosis 80 {p) Lung Cancer 26 (l) Brain Tumors 12 tl) Chronic Obstruc- tive Pulmonary Disease* 10.6 (DR) f = lncidence P= prevalence DR =...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/who-we-are/cfhm/classicsfamilymedicine/CritRevPeriodicHealthScreening.pdf

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0801/p443.html

A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians

...when it comes to conditions that tend to be underpaid according to the models they developed, which include asthma, obesity, and hypertension. Fifield J, Forrest DD, Martin-Peele M, et al. A randomized, controlled trial of implementing the patient-centered medical home model in...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/fam_med/ValuingFamMed.pdf

A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians

...when it comes to conditions that tend to be underpaid according to the models they developed, which include asthma, obesity, and hypertension. Fifield J, Forrest DD, Martin-Peele M, et al. A randomized, controlled trial of implementing the patient-centered medical home model in...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/Valuing-FPs.pdf

A Fungating Lesion on the Tongue

March 15, 2016 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/p599.pdf

A Fungating Lesion on the Tongue - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2016 - A man with a history of tobacco and alcohol use presented with a lesion on his tongue that he first noticed six months earlier as small red dots.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/p599.html

A Hearing Problem - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - This brief vignette raises questions about the biopsychosocial aspects of presbycusis. The answers to these questions can help guide clinical strategies for patients with hearing loss and their family members.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p911.html

A Multiple-Service Rule for E/M Services -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - A simple rule change could improve access and quality of care while reducing inequities between compensation for E/M services and for procedures.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p9.html

A New View of Occult and Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2004 - Occult gastrointestinal bleeding usually is discovered when fecal occult blood test results are positive or iron deficiency anemia is detected. Fecal occult blood testing methods vary, but all have limited sensitivity and specificity. The initial work-up for occult bleeding typically ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0215/p875.html

A New View of Occult and Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- American Family Physician

...tion material into bleeding vessels. Complica- tions from vasopressin injection have included myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, hypertension, and unintended thrombosis of arteries other than the target lesion.2 Medical therapies are one of the few options available for diffuse...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0215/p875.pdf

A Palmar Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1999 - 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/1999/0301/p1259.html

A Pelvic Mass - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1999 - 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/1999/0401/p1919.html

A Practical Approach to Hypercalcemia - American Family Physician

May 1, 2003 - Hypercalcemia is a disorder commonly encountered by primary care physicians. The diagnosis often is made incidentally in asymptomatic patients. Clinical manifestations affect the neuromuscular, gastrointestinal, renal, skeletal, and cardiovascular systems. The most common causes of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p1959.html

A Practical Approach to Hypercalcemia - American Family Physician

...result- ing from hypercalciuria. Other renal effects include dehydration and nephrocalcinosis. Cardiovascular effects include hypertension, vascular calcification, and a shortened QT interval on the electrocardiogram. Cardiac arrhythmias are rare. Bone pain can occur in patients...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p1959.pdf

A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse

...There is increasing recognition of the similarities between substance use disorders and other common chronic illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus.8 Like those illnesses, substance use disorders can be identified early when there have been fewer sequelae and when less...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p113.pdf

A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2013 - Substance misuse is common among patients in primary care settings. Although it has a substantial health impact, physicians report low levels of preparedness to identify and assist patients with substance use disorders. An effective approach to office-based treatment includes a coherent...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p113.html

A Refresher on medical Necessity -- Family Practice Management

...pain. Then you would ask about the patient’s past medical history to identify potential risk factors for coronary artery disease such as hypertension or dyslipidemia. You would also ask about family history of cardiovascular dis- ease and perform a social history to determine if the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p28.pdf

A Refresher on Medical Necessity -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p28.html

A Simple Approach to Shared Decision Making in Cancer Screening -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - When screening decisions aren't clear, this process can help you help your patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p5.html

A Stepwise Approach to the Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests

...pulmonary involvement, dermatomyositis/polymyositis, inflammatory bowel disease, interstitial lung disease (early), primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, Wegener granulomatosis (also called granulomatosis with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p359.pdf

A Stepwise Approach to the Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests - American Family...

Mar 1, 2014 - Office-based pulmonary function testing, also known as spirometry, is a powerful tool for primary care physicians to diagnose and manage respiratory problems. An obstructive defect is indicated by a low forced expiratory volume in one second/forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC) ratio, which...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p359.html

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