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Major insurer extends COVID-related telehealth expansion through September -- FPM

Jun 29, 2020 - One of the nation's largest insurance companies announced it will continue to reimburse telehealth visits at the same level as in-person visits for several more months.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

DPC Was His Solution for Affordable, Full-scope Care

Jun 29, 2020 - Nicholas Tomsen, M.D., was determined to use the full scope of his training, including obstetrics. He's doing it all in direct primary care.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200629fdf-tomsen.html

Supreme Court Decision Prohibits Interference in Providing Legal Medical Services

Jun 29, 2020 - Supreme Court Decision Prohibits Interference in Providing Legal Medical Services

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/supreme-court-decision-prohibits-interference-in-providing-legal-medical-services.html

Livestream AAFP Emergency CME Virtual Conference -- CME

Jun 26, 2020 - Emergency and Urgent Care Livestream lets you earn live CME and learn the latest recommendations from experts on acute medical issues, including COVID-19.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/streaming.html

Hypertension KSA Working Group

Jun 26, 2020 - This course has been canceled.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/hypertension-ksa-chicago.html

Maternity Care KSA Working Group

Jun 26, 2020 - This course has been canceled.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/maternity-care-ksa-chicago.html

Pain Management KSA Working Group

Jun 26, 2020 - This course has been canceled.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/pain-management-ksa-chicago.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 112 - June 15, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Jun 26, 2020 - Episode 112 includes discussions on Fever in infants and young children, anticoagulation in older adults, acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute bacterial rhinosinusitis, and an ode to season 5.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/112.html

Diabetes, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia Workshop -- CME

Jun 25, 2020 - This event has been canceled.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/cardiometabolic-conditions2.html

AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course -- CME

Jun 25, 2020 - This on-site course in Hilton Head Island, SC has been canceled but available to stream live.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions-live/hilton-head-island.html

AAFP Emergency CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

Jun 25, 2020 - This on-site course in Orlando, FL has been canceled but available to stream live.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/orlando.html

AAFP Family Medicine CME Course in Las Vegas, NV -- CME

Jun 25, 2020 - This on-site course in Las Vegas, NV has been canceled but available to stream live.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/fm-update-live/las-vegas.html

AAFP Elderly Care CME Course in Vail, CO -- CME

Jun 25, 2020 - This on-site course in Vail, CO has been canceled but available to stream live.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/geriatrics-live/vail.html

AAFP Neurology CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

Jun 25, 2020 - This on-site course in Orlando, FL has been canceled but available to stream live.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/neurology-live/florida.html

AAFP Dermatology CME Course in Phoenix, AZ

Jun 25, 2020 - This on-site course in Phoenix, AZ has been canceled but available to stream live.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/skin-live/phoenix.html

Beware Consequences of Delaying Primary Care in Pandemic

Jun 25, 2020 - Although it may make sense to delay elective procedures during a pandemic, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that primary care is essential.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200625fp-coviddelay.html

Studies Examine Antibiotic Resistance, Stewardship Issues

Jun 25, 2020 - New research suggests a link between increased influenza vaccine uptake and reduced antibiotic prescription rates, while a second study examines primary care physicians' attitudes about antibiotic stewardship.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200625antibxstudies.html

Academy's Digital Assistant Pilot Advances to Stage Two

Jun 25, 2020 - The AAFP is recruiting as many as 100 family physicians to participate in stage two of its pilot with Suki, a digital assistant that combines artificial intelligence and voice-enabled technology.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200625sukistagetwo.html

AAFP Procedural CME Package on Nail Procedures -- CME

Jun 24, 2020 - Demonstrate proficiency in nail procedures with this self-study procedural skills CME activity from the AAFP.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/nail-procedures.html

AAFP Procedural CME on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine -- CME

Jun 24, 2020 - Apply techniques and therapy approaches with this self-study procedural skills CME activity from the AAFP.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/osteopathic-manual-manipulation.html

AAFP Procedural CME on Splinting, Wrapping, Casting -- CME

Jun 24, 2020 - Determine the most effective mechanism for treatment with this self-study procedural skills CME activity from the AAFP.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/splinting-wrapping-casting-taping.html

AAFP Procedural CME on Suturing Techniques -- CME

Jun 24, 2020 - Perform the most common suturing techniques with this self-study procedural skills CME activity from the AAFP.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/suturing-techniques.html

Care for Special Populations in Pandemic Adds Challenges

Jun 24, 2020 - From masks and social distancing to closing group homes, Kyle Jones, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that physicians caring for patients with intellectual or other developmental disabilities face added challenges with COVID-19.

AAFP News : FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200624fl-specialpopulations.html

Training for Chief Residents in Family Medicine -- Residency Program Directors

Jun 24, 2020 - Equip your family medicine chief resident for success through this year-long, interactive program.

Med School and Residency : For Residency Program Directors and Staff

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/program-directors/chiefs.html

The Public Health Crisis of Racism Webcast -- CME

Jun 23, 2020 - Understand how racial trauma impacts patient health and what you can do to address it for yourself and patients with this free on demand AAFP CME webcast.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/town-hall-racism-on-demand.html

Reopening your practice during COVID-19: where to begin -- FPM

Jun 23, 2020 - New workflows and other changes are now critical to maintaining social distancing and keeping facilities clean and safe. But where should practices begin?

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Pandemic Exposes Flaws in Health Care Payment System

Jun 23, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the many challenges that the fee-for-service system presents to primary care. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn examines what needs to change.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200623itt-payment.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Chicago, IL -- CME

Jun 22, 2020 - This course has been canceled.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/chicago.html

ALSO Provider Course in Chicago, IL -- CME

Jun 22, 2020 - This course has been canceled.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/chicago.html

Stream Family Medicine Update CME Virtual Conference -- CME

Jun 22, 2020 - Stay current in your practice with AAFP's Family Medicine Update CME virtual conference Nov 10-14. Register for the full course or half-day sessions.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/fm-update-live/streaming.html

Geriatric Medicine Self-Study Package - 11th Edition -- CME

Jun 22, 2020 - Improve management and treatment decisions while enhancing your ability to develop evaluation and treatment plans for your geriatric patients.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/geriatric.html

AAFP Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 -- CME

Jun 22, 2020 - 7 - 8 pm CDT. Join AAFP leaders to discuss the latest updates and have a chance to ask your questions on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/town-hall-covid-19.html

The key to reducing work after clinic -- FPM

Jun 22, 2020 - Physicians spend one to two hours nightly on EHR tasks or paperwork. To reduce work after clinic, focus on this one thing.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Mentor Found Niche in Place She Didn't Expect

Jun 22, 2020 - Family physician and residency program director Kristina Diaz, M.D., is playing a vital role in her hometown's battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200622fdf-diaz.html

CDC Issues Health Advisory on Meningococcal Disease

Jun 22, 2020 - The CDC on June 18 issued a health advisory notifying physicians about recent case reports of patients with meningococcal disease that is resistant to both penicillin and ciprofloxacin.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200622cipromeningococcal.html

Study Examines Community-based Lung Cancer Screening

Jun 22, 2020 - Results of a recent Annals of Family Medicine study indicate that under the right conditions, lung cancer screenings can be performed safely and effectively in the community health setting.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200622lungcascreen.html

Three ways to nurture the family in family medicine -- FPM

Jun 21, 2020 - Your well-being is affected by not only the quality of your workplace but also the quality of your family life. Here are three ways physicians can protect family well-being.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Credentialing and Privileging Decisions of Family Physicians by Non-Physician ...

Jun 19, 2020 - Read the AAFP's policy statement on Credentialing and Privileging Decisions of Family Physicians by Non-Physician Practitioners.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileges-credentialing.html

Virtual Workshops

Jun 19, 2020 - View workshop schedule for the 2020 AAFP Virtual National Conference.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/schedule/workshops.html

AAFP Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 On Demand -- CME

Jun 18, 2020 - Watch AAFP's weekly Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Hear the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/town-hall-covid-19-on-demand.html

Closure, COVID, Chaos: A Resident's Tale of Resilience

Jun 18, 2020 - Merlyn Sunny Abraham, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that her family medicine class of seven women persisted through the closure of their hospital, the transfer of their program and a pandemic.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200618fp-drexel.html

New Physicians Selected for Leadership Roles

Jun 18, 2020 - Danielle Carter, M.D., and Kevin Bernstein, M.D., M.M.S. -- both of Jacksonville, Fla. -- have been selected to fill family medicine leadership roles.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200618nccl-elections.html

AAFP Welcomes Supreme Court Decision Preserving DACA

Jun 18, 2020 - AAFP Welcomes Supreme Court Decision Preserving DACA

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aafp-welcomes-supreme-court-decision-preserving-daca.html

It's Your Future: Don't Let Others Thwart Your Ambitions

Jun 17, 2020 - Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that she first encountered racism when her elementary school teacher told her she couldn't become a doctor.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200617lv-ambition.html

Resolution No. 509 (Arizona A) - Oppose Legislation of Physician-Patient Decision ...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) specifically support the medical appropriateness of gender affirmation care for transgender children and adolescents, and that the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose legislation limiting medical ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/arizona-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 404 (California C) - Mifepristone Use in Early Pregnancy Loss Management...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support the safety and efficacy of mifepristone as the most evidence-based care for medical management of EPL, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians reaffirm its efforts to overturn ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 503 (Co-Sponsored A) - Data Completeness and Family Medicine -- Congress...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians direct its advocacy team to work with the National Academy for State Health Policy, the All-Payer Claims Database Council, the National Association of Health Data Organizations, and other interested organizations to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/cosponsored-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 212 (Co-Sponsored C) - Divestment From Companies Producing Fossil Fuels ...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work in a timely, incremental, and fiscally responsible manner, to the extent allowed by their legal and fiduciary duties, to reach a de minimis level of financial investment and/or relationship (divestment) with...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/cosponsored-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 408 (Illinois A) - Stigma and Bias Experienced by People with Obesity --...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) ) support local, state and national policies that prohibit weight discrimination, and make available to its members educational materials to reduce the experience of weight stigma and bias for patients, including...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/illinois-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 308 (Illinois C) - Relationship of Non-Physician Practitioners to ...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) reaffirm that non-physician practitioners are not the clinical equivalent of a residency-trained board-certified family physician, and oppose non-physician practitioners determining credentialing or privileging ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/illinois-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 426 (Minnesota C) - Denounce Race-Based Medicine -- Congress of Delegates

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians end the practice of using race as a proxy for biology or genetics in their educational events and literature, and require race be explicitly characterized ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/minnesota-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 505 (Missouri B) - Eliminating Barriers in Rural Communities for Cardiac...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) request the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Coverage Determination for Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs rules be modified to allow for cardiac rehabilitation programs in rural counties to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/missouri-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 303 (New Jersey A) - Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture Treatment for ...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks the American Academy of Family Physicians create policy supporting wide-spread insurance coverage of acupuncture for pain control when ordered by a licensed medical provider, and support legislation mandating insurance coverage for acupuncture for treatment of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newjersey-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 304 (New Jersey C) - Insurance Plan Participation Linked to Hospital ...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians develop a policy against health insurance companies privileging doctors based on their hospital privileges and hospital letter of recommendations, open communications with the major health insurance companies to discuss...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newjersey-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 305 (New Jersey D) - Scope of Care in the Hospital Setting -- Congress ...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians petition the American Hospital Association to create a policy stating that member hospitals remove undue barriers and restrictions of admitting privileges to hospitals and intensive care units for independent qualified ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newjersey-d.mem.html

Resolution No. 210 (New Mexico B) - Non-Physician Faculty Membership -- Congress of ...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians create a non-voting membership category for non-physician faculty of family medicine training programs, and that upon creation of a non-voting membership category for non-physician faculty of family medicine residency ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newmexico-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 506 (Oregon D) - Support for Breastfeeding Mothers in the Workplace -- ...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) support the enforcement of current law as well as additional legislation that supports the ability of working mothers to breastfeed.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/oregon-d.mem.html

Resolution No. 301 (Virginia B) - Reducing the Administration Burden and Misuse of ...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians to request regional and national pharmacy chains to do the following: • Allow local pharmacists to make permanent changes to their corporate database and not be overwritten by the main servers that continually change ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/virginia-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 307 (West Virginia A) - Engage the AARP Regarding its APRN Initiatives ...

Jun 17, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) invite key leaders of the AARP to the AAFP headquarters office to offer informed conversation regarding the role of family medicine in cost-effective patient care, and be it further that a possible outcome of an ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/westvirginia-a.mem.html

Lessons in Negotiation: Saving OB Training During Pandemic

Jun 16, 2020 - When COVID-19 threatened to disrupt maternity care training at a Seattle hospital, leaders from three family medicine residency programs rallied to find a solution. Read more in this FPs on the Front Lines blog post.

AAFP News : FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200616fl-covidob.html

Screen Adults for Unhealthy Drug Use, Says Task Force

Jun 16, 2020 - On June 9, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary on screening for unhealthy drug use.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200616uspstf-illicitdrugscreen.html

Management of Fever in Infants and Young Children - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - Despite dramatic reductions in the rates of bacteremia and meningitis since the 1980s, febrile illness in children younger than 36 months continues to be a concern with potentially serious consequences. Factors that suggest serious infection include age younger than one month, poor ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p721.html

Asthma - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, chronic cough, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, inhalers, and wheezing. This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=3

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is noncardiogenic pulmonary edema that manifests as rapidly progressive dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include onset within one week of a known insult or new or worsening respiratory symptoms, profound hypoxemia, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p730.html

Dementia - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on dementia and related issues, including Alzheimer’s, Binswanger’s type, dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies. This collection features AFP content on dementia and related issues, including Alzheimer’s, Binswanger’s type, dementia, and dementia ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=5

Foreign Bodies in the Skin: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - Foreign bodies may be introduced into the skin through lacerations and soft tissue wounds. Long-term complications of retained foreign bodies include chronic pain and neurovascular impairment. Wound exploration and initial imaging with radiography or ultrasonography should be considered...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p740.html

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, antiplatelet therapy, arrhythmias, and palpitations. This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=33

Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content from the Point-of-Care Guides collection on topics related to anticoagulation, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, infectious diseases, mortality risk, musculoskeletal issues, neurologic issues, obstetric issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=75

Respiratory Tract Infections - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Respiratory Tract Infections Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=29

Inpatient Medicine - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Inpatient Medicine Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best content from...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=88

Procedures - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Procedures Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best content from AFP, as...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=87

Asthma: Updated Diagnosis and Management Recommendations from GINA - Practice ...

Jun 15, 2020 - The latest update to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines includes significant changes to treatment recommendations, especially a recommendation against using a short-acting beta2 agonists such as albuterol as sole therapy.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p762.html

Stream AAFP Geriatric Medicine CME Virtual Conference -- CME

Jun 15, 2020 - Geriatric Medicine Livestream lets you earn live CME and better manage aging patients’ health needs, plus updates on geriatric E/M coding and Medicare billing.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/geriatrics-live/streaming.html

Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Jun 15, 2020 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/od1.html

Clinical Diagnosis of Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis - Point-of-Care Guides - American ...

Jun 15, 2020 - Which patients with symptoms of acute rhinosinusitis have bacterial infection?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p758.html

Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults - Putting Prevention into Practice -...

Jun 15, 2020 - L.C. is a 70-year-old Asian American woman who retired from teaching middle school five years ago. She lives independently and has a daughter and grandchildren who live within 30 miles of her. She presents for a follow-up visit to renew her hypertension medications. Her blood pressure ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p753.html

Anticoagulation in Older Adults - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse - ...

Jun 15, 2020 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

American Family Physician : Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p748.html

Red Eye and Aching in the Extremities - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - A woman presented with redness and pain in her right eye that was achy and associated with watery discharge but no visual changes.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p755.html

Bone Infections, Sinusitis, Antihypertensive Therapy and COVID-19, Toilet Training, ...

Jun 15, 2020 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p718.html

Medicare payment for some physician services may be impacted by prior authorization -- FPM

Jun 15, 2020 - Certain hospital outpatient department services will require prior authorization as a condition of Medicare payment beginning July 1.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Unconventional career advice: a physician reflects on her dad -- FPM

Jun 15, 2020 - With Father’s Day approaching, one family physician looks back on her father’s words of wisdom that inspired her quest to become a doctor.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

One item that makes documentation easier during a telehealth visit -- FPM

Jun 15, 2020 - Telehealth visits have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s hard to document a visit on a computer while you’re also using it to communicate with a patient via video.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Ozenoxacin (Xepi) for the Treatment of Impetigo - STEPS - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - Ozenoxacin is an effective and safe topical quinolone treatment for bullous and nonbullous impetigo in patients as young as two months. However, it is expensive and some patients may have limited access because it is only available through a physician or hospital.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p760.html

Welcoming AFP's Patient Partners - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - We would like to welcome Helen Haskell and John James in their new roles on American Family Physician’s (AFP’s) Editorial Advisory Board, in which they will serve as AFP’s first-ever official patient partners.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p713.html

At the End of a Long Road, the Mother of All Match Days

Jun 15, 2020 - Cynthia Kudji Sylvester, M.D., M.H.A., M.S.L., M.S.N., never gave up on her dream of becoming a physician. This spring, she shared Match Day with her daughter, Jasmine Kudji, M.D., who matched in the same health system.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200615fdf-kudjisylvester.html

Resources on Environmental Exposures for Military Veterans - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jun 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Resources on Environmental Exposures for Military Veterans Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jun 15;101(12):709-710. Original Article: Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues Issue Date: November 1, 2019...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p709.html

Rule Makes Vulnerable Populations More Vulnerable

Jun 13, 2020 - STATEMENT - June 13 - Rule Makes Vulnerable Populations More Vulnerable

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/rule-makes-vulnerable-populations-more-vulnerable.html

Stream Neurology/Behavioral Health CME Virtual Conference -- CME

Jun 12, 2020 - Neurology and Behavioral Health Livestream improves your ability to evaluate, treat, and manage neurological and behavioral health conditions.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/neurology-live/streaming.html

Four strategies to reduce patients' prescription drug costs -- FPM

Jun 12, 2020 - The cost of medications has long been a concern for patients. With unemployment spiking due to COVID-19, they may need your help saving money on meds.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Declare Racism Public Health Emergency, AAFP Tells White House

Jun 12, 2020 - Racism must be understood as a public health issue and declared a public health emergency, the AAFP told the administration and key members of Congress in a pair of June 10 letters.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200612racismpriority.html

Bone Tumors -- FP Essentials

Jun 11, 2020 - FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition is available for individual purchase.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/493-ed.html

WPSI Mulls Recommending Obesity Prevention in Midlife Women

Jun 11, 2020 - The Women's Preventive Services Initiative is inviting public comment on whether WPSI should develop recommendations around the topic of preventing obesity in midlife women; the deadline to comment is June 19.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200611wpsiobesityprev.html

New MIG Focuses on Issues Around Beginning, End of Life

Jun 11, 2020 - After careful review of a formal application, the AAFP Board of Directors recently approved creation of the Physicians for Life Member Interest Group.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200611lifemig.html

Pandemic Is Shining a Light on Health Disparities

Jun 10, 2020 - Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that the pandemic is amplifying the health inequities minorities face in the United States.

AAFP News : FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200610fl-disparities.html

Piece by Piece: Insights From a Residency Graduate

Jun 10, 2020 - Arindam Sarkar, M.D., who recently completed his residency training, offers insights in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on how to become your role model, what you can learn from a good dog and more.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200610fp-residentlessons.html

Create COVID-19 Litigation Safe Harbor, AAFP Tells Congress

Jun 10, 2020 - Primary care physicians need temporary, targeted liability relief in the aftermath of COVID-19, the Academy and hundreds of other medical and professional organizations told lawmakers recently.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200610liabilityrelief.html

Tobacco Use: Ask Patients, Offer Advice, Provide Options

Jun 10, 2020 - On June 2, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review regarding interventions for tobacco use cessation in adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200610uspstf-tobaccocessadults.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 111 - June 1, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Jun 10, 2020 - Episode 111 includes discussions on MRI breast cancer screening in dense breasts, positive pressure ventilation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, supplemental oxygen in acute coronary syndrome, preparticipation physical evaluations, emergency contraception, muscle relaxants for...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/111.html

Stream AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Virtual Conference -- CME

Jun 9, 2020 - Stay ahead of common patient conditions with the Care of Chronic Conditions CME virtual conference Sep 9-12, 2020. Register for the full course or by session.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions-live/streaming.html

Stream AAFP Skin Conditions CME Virtual Conference -- CME

Jun 9, 2020 - Earn live CME and improve your dermatology skills to treat a wide range of skin conditions and diseases, including skin cancer, dermoscopy, and suturing.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/skin-live/streaming.html

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