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Implementing Telemedicine on the Fly, on a Shoestring

Apr 21, 2020 - Russell Miller, M.D., details in this guest editorial how he implemented telemedicine in his solo practice with little time and few resources.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20200421guested-telemed.html

CMS waives telehealth restrictions for FQHC and RHC physicians -- FPM

Apr 20, 2020 - Under the new guidelines, there are no restrictions on where telehealth service is provided, meaning physicians or practitioners may provide the service from their homes.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

When Quarantining at Home Puts Families at Risk

Apr 20, 2020 - MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post that quarantining at home is not a safe option for patients with COVID-19 who live in close quarters, and the approach is putting minority communities at risk.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200420fp-coviddisparities.html

Biography for Mary F. Campagnolo, MD, MBA, FAAFP -- Mary F. Campagnolo, MD, MBA, FAAFP

Apr 20, 2020 - Biography for Mary F. Campagnolo, MD, MBA, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand2/bio.mem.html

Family Physician, Husband Play Key Role in PPE Solution

Apr 20, 2020 - Family physician Laurie Hommema, M.D., and her husband helped implement a solution to the dire need for N95 masks in her heath system, and it is now being deployed to dozens of other sites.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200420fdf-hommema.html

AAFP Delivers Strong Advice to Reduce Maternal Morbidity

Apr 20, 2020 - The AAFP recently sent a detailed response to a Senate Finance Committee request for information on how to improve the nation's maternal morbidity and mortality rates.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200420maternalrfi.html

Study: Effective Communication Key During Health Crises

Apr 20, 2020 - Findings from a recently published study involving family physicians reaffirm the Academy's efforts to inform and educate its members during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200420riskcomms.html

Care of Cardiovascular Conditions Self-Study Package -- CME

Apr 17, 2020 - Learn best practices on cardiovascular clinical topics, including smoking cessation, sleep apnea, heart disease and more.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Pediatric Online CME Self-Study Package -- CME

Apr 17, 2020 - Grow your pediatric medicine skills and advance the level of care you deliver to your youngest patients with this convenient self-study CME package from AAFP.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Six things to know about the CARES Act provider relief fund payments -- FPM

Apr 17, 2020 - The federal government recently started doling out an initial $30 billion in COVID-19 aid payments to Medicare fee-for-service providers. Here's what physicians should know about them.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/COVID19_relief_payments.html

Four principles for handling stress during a crisis -- FPM

Apr 17, 2020 - In times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 public health emergency, stress can be heightened by factors such as secondary trauma, fatigue, and lack of control. To deal with the added stress you might be feeling right now, focus on four principles.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Internal Medicine Online CME Self-Study Package -- CME

Apr 16, 2020 - AAFP Internal Medicine self-study CME helps you improve adult patient outcomes with the latest prevention and screening recommendations, and disease management

CME : CME by Topic

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

Musculoskeletal and Sports Care Self-Study Package -- CME

Apr 16, 2020 - Boost your ability to evaluate the stage and severity of sport injuries, and diversify your physical examination techniques with this self-study CME package.

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP to CMS: Medicare Rules Must Cut Burden, Empower FPs

Apr 16, 2020 - In response to a proposed rule for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans, the AAFP advised CMS to focus on changes that make it easier for family physicians to care for their patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200416partscdrule.html

AAFP to CMS: Protect CPC+ Practices From COVID-19 Losses

Apr 16, 2020 - Comprehensive Primary Care Plus practices navigating the COVID-19 pandemic are endangered by financial pressures that CMS must ease, the AAFP and 28 other stakeholders told the agency in a recent letter.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200416cpcplus.html

AAFP Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund to Benefit Family Medicine

Apr 16, 2020 - The AAFP Foundation this week announced the establishment of a COVID-19 relief fund to provide assistance to family physicians, their practices and patients.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200416fdtnrelieffund.html

Chronic Diarrhea in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2020 - Chronic diarrhea is defined as a predominantly loose stool lasting longer than four weeks. A patient history and physical examination with a complete blood count, C-reactive protein, anti-tissue transglutaminase immunoglobulin A (IgA), total IgA, and a basic metabolic panel are useful ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p472.html

Fetal Aneuploidy: Screening and Diagnostic Testing - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - Aneuploidy is the presence of one or more extra chromosomes or the absence of one or more chromosomes. The risk of fetal aneuploidy rises with increasing maternal age. Because fetal aneuploidy can affect any pregnancy, all pregnant women should be offered screening. First-trimester ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p481.html

Pain: Chronic - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on chronic pain and related issues, including end-of-life care, NSAIDs, and opioid therapy. This collection features AFP content on chronic pain and related issues, including end-of-life care, NSAIDs, and opioid therapy.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=61

Seizure Disorders - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on seizure disorders, including antiepileptic medications, epilepsy, febrile seizures, nonepileptic seizures, seizures in the elderly, and status epilepticus. This collection features AFP content on seizure disorders, including antiepileptic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=80

Travel Medicine - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on travel medicine and related issues, including malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, pretravel consultation, and travel immunizations. This collection features AFP content on travel medicine and related issues, including malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=70

Genetics - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome). This ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=56

Oral and Dental Conditions - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related issues, including temporomandibular disorders, smell and taste disorders, dental infections, and salivary gland disorders. This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=108

Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Apr 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria using urine culture in pregnant persons. The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in nonpregnant adults.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p489.html

Hyperpigmentation of the Tongue and Systemic Symptoms - Photo Quiz - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2020 - A woman presents with darkening of her skin, tongue, and lips.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p499.html

Acute Altitude Illness: Updated Prevention and Treatment Guidelines from the Wilderness...

Apr 15, 2020 - Acute altitude illness comprises acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema. The Wilderness Medical Society has updated prevention and treatment guidelines on acute altitude illness.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p505.html

Unease During Pandemic Offers a Lesson in Understanding

Apr 15, 2020 - Stewart Decker, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that when physicians treat patients with anxiety after the COVID-19 crisis is over, they should remember how they felt during the pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200415fp-covidanxiety.html

Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults - Putting Prevention into Practice - ...

Apr 15, 2020 - A 33-year-old woman presents to your clinic for a first prenatal visit at 8 weeks' gestation. She reported morning nausea and breast tenderness. Review of systems and physical examination were consistent with early pregnancy but were otherwise unremarkable.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p493.html

Predicting the Likelihood of a Recurrent Febrile Seizure - Point-of-Care Guides - ...

Apr 15, 2020 - In children presenting with a simple febrile seizure, is it possible to determine the likelihood of a recurrent febrile seizure?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p497.html

Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Unintended Consequences of the 2016 CDC Guideline...

Apr 15, 2020 - Since the 2016 CDC guideline for the use of opioid pain relievers was released, there has been a significant reduction in opioid prescribing, and the guideline has been adopted by state Medicaid agencies, insurers, and others. Widespread implementation of the guideline has had ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p458.html

Galcanezumab (Emgality) for Migraine and Cluster Headaches - STEPS - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2020 - In otherwise healthy adults with severe and frequent migraine or cluster headaches, galcanezumab may provide a modest reduction in debilitating headache frequency in the short term.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p502.html

Ketorolac vs. Morphine for Pain Relief After Fractures - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - ...

Apr 15, 2020 - Parenteral ketorolac is as effective as parenteral morphine for short-term pain relief in patients with long bone fractures, and it results in fewer adverse effects.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p495.html

Hypertension, Pregnancy, Prostate Cancer, Short-Course Antibiotics, Anticonvulsants - ...

Apr 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/2020/0415/p460.html

How physicians are talking to patients about drug costs -- Programs and Initiatives

Apr 15, 2020 - With access to medication cost information available in most EHRs, you have a powerful new way to identify affordable medications and clinically relevant alternatives for your patients.

About AAFP : Programs and Initiatives

https://www.aafp.org/about/initiatives/sponsored-resources/physicians-patients-drug-costs.html

AAFP Deeply Concerned About Funding Cuts to WHO During Pandemic

Apr 15, 2020 - AAFP Deeply Concerned About Funding Cuts to WHO During Pandemic

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aafp-deeply-concerned-about-funding-cuts.html

Oral Health Care Is an Important Issue for Military Veterans - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Oral Health Care Is an Important Issue for Military Veterans Am Fam Physician. 2020 Apr 15;101(8):452. Original Article: Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues Issue Date: November 1, 2019...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p452.html

Postpartum Relapse Prevention: The Family Physician's Role - Letters to the Editor - ...

Apr 15, 2020 - Apr 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Postpartum Relapse Prevention: The Family Physician's Role Am Fam Physician. 2020 Apr 15;101(8):452-453. Original Article: Postpartum Care: An Approach to the Fourth Trimester Issue Date: October 15, 2019 Available at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p452a.html

Don't Routinely Screen for Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy

Apr 15, 2020 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has published a final recommendation statement on screening pregnant individuals for bacterial vaginosis to prevent preterm delivery, recommending against screening those who are not at increased risk.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200415uspstfbactvaginosis.html

Chronic Diarrhea - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2020 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p472-s1.html

Burn Injuries: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2020 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p463-s1.html

Testing for Fetal Aneuploidy - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2020 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p481-s1.html

Telemedicine: The Good, the Bad, the Pleasantly Surprising

Apr 14, 2020 - With family physicians transitioning more patient visits to telemedicine during the pandemic, we asked our new physician bloggers to share how they are handling the adjustment in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200414fp-covidtelemedicine.html

Carpe Diem: It's Time to Fix Our Broken Health Care System

Apr 14, 2020 - AAFP Senior VP for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in this In the Trenches blog post that the current health crisis presents an opportunity to drastically improve the U.S. health care system.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200414itt-fixsystem.html

AAFP: Congress Must Take 'Bold Steps' to Steady Primary Care

Apr 14, 2020 - Congress must direct its next round of financial relief to a primary care system jeopardized by COVID-19, the AAFP said in an April 13 letter to lawmakers.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200414primarycarerelief.html

AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series On Demand -- CME

Apr 13, 2020 - Watch AAFP’s weekly CME webinar series on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Get the latest clinical topic updates and perspectives with the ongoing pandemic crisis.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/covid-19-webinar-series-on-demand/sessions.html

CMS provides more information on patients’ eligibility for pneumonia vaccines -- FPM

Apr 13, 2020 - A change in Medicare reporting should make it easier to identify when a patient is eligible for a pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Russell W. Kohl, MD, FAAFP

Apr 13, 2020 - AAFP Candidate Website for Russell W. Kohl, MD, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Vice Speaker

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/vice/cand1.mem.html

Biography for Russell W. Kohl, MD, FAAFP -- Russell W. Kohl, MD, FAAFP

Apr 13, 2020 - Biography for Russell W. Kohl, MD, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Vice Speaker

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/vice/cand1/bio.mem.html

Shoulder Conditions -- FP Essentials

Apr 13, 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/491-ed.html

COVID-19: CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

Apr 13, 2020 - More information on how grant money from the CARES Act will be dispersed to family physicians and health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief/provider-relief-fund.html

COVID-19 Diagnosis Didn't Stop FP From Helping Patients

Apr 13, 2020 - Family physician Mary Krebs, M.D., diagnosed herself with COVID-19. Then she cared for more than 150 patients in three days via telemedicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200413fdf-krebs.html

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

Apr 9, 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/sessions.html

What coding modifiers to use for Medicare telehealth services and COVID-19 testing -- FPM

Apr 9, 2020 - Recent regulatory changes affect how you should code for telehealth services and COVID-19 testing when billing Medicare.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

New AAFP Policy Protects Medical Learners During Pandemic

Apr 9, 2020 - The AAFP has issued a new policy intended to support and protect medical learners during the COVID-19 pandemic and similar types of public health crises.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200409medlearnerpolicy.html

HHS Should Make Immediate Emergency Payments, AAFP Says

Apr 9, 2020 - A letter from the AAFP and other organizations said HHS should use its broad power under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to deliver immediate financial relief, starting with one month of revenue to every physician enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200409hhspayment.html

Academy Calls for Detailed COVID-19 Patient Data From HHS

Apr 9, 2020 - In an April 3 letter, the Academy and several fellow medical groups urged HHS to release more granular patient data on COVID-19. It's a significant call to action, according to AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200409coviddata.html

Med Students Find Creative Ways to Help During Pandemic

Apr 9, 2020 - After medical students were deemed to be nonessential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have found other ways to fill needs in their communities.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20200409guested-students.html

Mary F. Campagnolo, MD, MBA, FAAFP

Apr 8, 2020 - AAFP Candidate Mary F. Campagnolo, MD, MBA, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand2.mem.html

Todd D. Shaffer, MD, MBA, FAAFP

Apr 8, 2020 - AAFP Candidate Todd D. Shaffer, MD, MBA, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand4.mem.html

Biography for Todd D. Shaffer, MD, MBA, FAAFP -- Todd D. Shaffer, MD, MBA, FAAFP

Apr 8, 2020 - Biography for Todd D. Shaffer, MD, MBA, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand4/bio.mem.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 107 - April 1, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Apr 8, 2020 - Episode 107 includes discussions on sepsis management, urinary incontinence, hypertension medication timing, cutaneous cryosurgery, probiotics for vulvovaginal candidiasis, and delirium.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/107.html

Collaboration Offers FPs Guidance on Hepatitis B Management

Apr 8, 2020 - A multidisciplinary panel of hepatitis B virus experts has collaborated to produce a new guidance document on HBV prevention, diagnosis and management for family physicians and other primary care clinicians.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200408hepbguidance.html

How to access small business loans for COVID-19 financial relief -- FPM

Apr 7, 2020 - Some of the loans now available offer 1% interest or even full loan forgiveness if you keep your employees on the payroll.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

We Are All Vulnerable: Our Strength Is in Our Communities

Apr 7, 2020 - Moazzum Bajwa, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post about steps that people can take throughout their communities to protect the most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200406fp-covidvulnerable.html

Resources Help FPs Clear New Hurdles Posed by COVID-19

Apr 7, 2020 - Dennis Gingrich writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that the COVID-19 pandemic is straining family physicians' ingrained abilities to multitask, but he highlights numerous resources from the AAFP and others that can help.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200407lv-multitaskresources.html

NYSAFP: Ban Tobacco/Vaping Products During COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 7, 2020 - The AAFP is supporting family physicians' efforts to help patients quit using tobacco because tobacco users with COVID-19 are 14 times more likely to have disease progression.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200407nysafptobaccoban.html

Medicare provides more regulatory relief in response to COVID-19 -- FPM

Apr 6, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued an interim final rule that made many significant Medicare payment policy changes effective March 1, 2020, and for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

10 communication tips for physician phone visits during COVID-19 -- FPM

Apr 6, 2020 - Telephone visits may pose fewer technology challenges than telehealth (video) visits, but they present unique communication challenges of their own as a result of the lack of face-to-face communication.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/telephone_visit_tips_2.html

Pandemic Highlights the Need for Full-scope FPs

Apr 6, 2020 - In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, family physician MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., describes a day on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in a safety-net hospital.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200406fp-covidhospital.html

Robert Graham Family Physician Executive Award -- Family Physician Awards

Apr 6, 2020 - Read about the Robert Graham award honoring a family physician in his or her role as a physician executive.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/fp/graham.html

Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP

Apr 6, 2020 - AAFP Candidate Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : President-Elect

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/pres/cand1.mem.html

Biography for Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP -- Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP

Apr 6, 2020 - Biography for Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : President-Elect

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/pres/cand1/bio.mem.html

Windel A. Stracener, MD, FAAFP

Apr 6, 2020 - AAFP Candidate Website for Windel A. Stracener, MD, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : President-Elect

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/pres/cand2.mem.html

Biography for Windel A. Stracener, MD, FAAFP -- Windel A. Stracener, MD, FAAFP

Apr 6, 2020 - Biography for Windel A. Stracener, MD, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : President-Elect

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/pres/cand2/bio.mem.html

Alan I. Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP

Apr 6, 2020 - AAFP Candidate Website for Alan I. Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Speaker

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/speaker/cand1.mem.html

Biography for Erica W. Swegler, MD, FAAFP -- Erica W. Swegler, MD, FAAFP

Apr 6, 2020 - Biography for Erica W. Swegler, MD, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : President-Elect

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/pres/cand3/bio.mem.html

Biography for Alan I. Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP -- Alan I. Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP

Apr 6, 2020 - Biography for Alan I. Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP

2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Speaker

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/speaker/cand1/bio.mem.html

Family Physician Researcher, Mentor Takes Reins of USPSTF

Apr 6, 2020 - Family physician Alex Krist, M.D., M.P.H., has been following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recommendations for decades. Now he'll lead their development.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200406fdf-krist.html

Academy Debuts Weekly COVID-19 CME Webinar Series

Apr 3, 2020 - Beginning Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. CDT, the Academy will host a weekly series of CME webinars dedicated to topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200403covidcmewebinars.html

New Credit Application Coming August 17 -- CME

Apr 2, 2020 - Information for CME providers about the new AAFP CME credit application coming in 2020.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/new-credit-application.html

CDC Moves Forward With STD Awareness Week

Apr 2, 2020 - The CDC is offering several campaigns that family physicians and other health care professionals can participate in during STD Awareness Week, April 12-18.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200402stdawareness.html

New Tobacco Rule Stands to Benefit Patients With COVID-19

Apr 2, 2020 - A new FDA final rule 'to establish new cigarette health warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements' aims to raise public awareness of the dangers of smoking, including its associated comorbidities.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200402cigwarnings.html

Headache - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type headaches, and treatment of headaches. This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=10

Frequent Headaches: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - Most frequent headaches are typically migraine or tension-type headaches and are often exacerbated by medication overuse. Repeated headaches can induce central sensitization and transformation to chronic headaches that are intractable, are difficult to treat, and cause significant ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p419.html

Sepsis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - Guidelines published in 2016 provide a revised definition of sepsis: life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. The guidelines define septic shock as sepsis with circulatory, cellular, and metabolic dysfunction that is associated with a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p409.html

Cutaneous Cryosurgery for Common Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - Cryosurgery is the application of freezing temperatures to achieve the destruction of tissue. Cutaneous cryosurgery has become a commonly performed outpatient procedure because of the combination of its safety, effectiveness, low cost, ease of use, lack of need for injectable ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p399.html

Anxiety Disorders - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Anxiety Disorders 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=85

Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - As risk-adjustment scoring increases, the pressure is on to code hypertension correctly. Here’s an overview using common patient scenarios.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p23.html

Benzodiazepines for Panic Disorder in Adults - Medicine by the Numbers - American ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Should benzodiazepeines continue to be prescribed during the initiation phase of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for acute relief of panic attacks? Find out more.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/od1.html

Caring for Me Is Caring for You: The Power of Self-Care and Personal Transformation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Want to see change in your team, your organization, or beyond? Start by filling your own tank.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p17.html

Is This Some Kind of Joke? Understanding and Using Humor in the Clinical Setting -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - The wrong joke at the wrong time can shatter the doctor-patient relationship, but humor used wisely has health benefits and strengthens bonds in stressful situations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p11.html

Interventions for Reducing Childhood Obesity - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Individual dietary interventions alone fail to change body mass index or the standardized BMI z-score across all age groups. The impact of regular physical activity or combined dietary and physical activity interventions is modest at best.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p394.html

Panel Size Is Just a Number: A Rubric for Opening and Closing Panels -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Deciding whether primary care doctors have the capacity to take on more patients requires accounting for things like productivity, as well as panel size.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p7.html

Tendinopathy, Medical Abortion, Counseling for Children and Adolescents, Cold ...

Apr 1, 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/2020/0401/p398.html

Persistent Infraorbital Plaque - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - A woman presents with a pruritic mass under one eye that had been growing slowly for three years.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p429.html

Bedtime Instead of Morning Ingestion of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly ...

Apr 1, 2020 - This study found a significant reduction in mortality and morbidity among patients who took their once-daily anti-hypertensive medications at bedtime instead of in the morning. No significant difference occurred in compliance rates between bedtime and morning ingestion times. Individual...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p434a.html

Looking Beyond Diagnostic Criteria -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - The power of family medicine is seeing patients as more than just signs and symptoms.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p36.html

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training vs. Control for Urinary Incontinence in Women - Cochrane ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Use of pelvic floor muscle training to treat women with all subtypes of urinary incontinence results in improvement or cure vs. no treatment (number needed to treat [NNT] = 2.5; 95% CI, 1.4 to 5.4). Treatment with pelvic floor muscle training also results in one fewer episode of leakage...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p393.html

Frostbite: Recommendations for Prevention and Treatment from the Wilderness Medical ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Recommendations for prevention and treatment of frostbite from the Wilderness Medical Society.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p440.html

Probiotics to Augment Antifungal Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis - FPIN's ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Adding probiotics (typically Lactobacillus species) to antifungal therapy for vulvovaginal candidiasis improves short-term cure rates by 14% and reduces one-month relapse rates by 66%.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p432.html

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