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America’s Frontline Physicians Urge Trump Administration to Protect Transgender ...

May 28, 2019 - America’s Frontline Physicians Urge Trump Administration to Protect Transgender Patients and Women’s Reproductive Health

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/americas-frontline-physicians-urge-trump-administration-to-protect-transgender-patients-and-womens-reproductive-health.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Hires Heather E. Palmer As AAFP Foundation ...

Jul 19, 2018 - AAFP Hires Heather E. Palmer As AAFP Foundation Director and AAFP Vice President, Development

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/heather-palmer.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Hires Stephanie E. Quinn as Director Of Division ...

Sep 5, 2019 - AAFP Hires Stephanie E. Quinn as Director Of Division of Government Relations

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-hires-stephanie-e-quinn-as-director-of-division-of-government-relations.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Shares Position Paper on Gun Violence; Implores ...

Oct 31, 2018 - American Academy of Family Physicians Shares Position Paper on Gun Violence; Implores National Leaders to Take Action

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/gun-violence-tree-of-life-synagogue.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Welcomes FDA Action on Flavored Nicotine

Nov 16, 2018 - AAFP Touts Wins for Family Medicine: 2019 Fee Schedule Cuts Administrative Burden, Improves Patient Access to Care

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/fda-tobacco-youth-plan.html

American Family Physician Names Next Editor-in-Chief

Sep 28, 2017 - American Family Physician Names Next Editor-in-Chief

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/AFP-new-EIC.html

American Family Physician Videos -- American Family Physician

Aug 16, 2019 - American Family Physician video collection

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/video.html

An Asymmetric Pupil - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Feb 1, 2019 Issue Photo Quiz An Asymmetrical Pupil OMICI N. UWAGBAI, MD, MPH, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington SHARON FALZGRAF, MD, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Tacoma, Washington Am Fam Physician. 2019 Feb 1;99(3):191-192. A...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p191.html

An easier way to report data for QPP has arrived -- FPM

Jan 4, 2018 - Physicians participating in the Quality Payment Program can now submit all of their MIPS data through a single platform. Here's how.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

An efficient workflow for alcohol misuse screening -- FPM

Apr 16, 2018 - Screening adult patients doesn’t have to be time-consuming, and the service is often billable, particularly when the results lead to a brief intervention.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

An Unhappily Married Patient - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - Overall, marriage enhances health. Men gain greater health benefits from marriage than their wives. Conversely, wives are more negatively affected by a bad marriage than their husbands. In general, the health benefit of marriage is maximized in a good marriage but negated in a bad ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p708.html

And Down the Stretch They Come

Aug 28, 2018 - As we near the final stretch of the midterm campaigns, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains how FamMedPAC supports candidates who support primary care.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180828itt_midterms.html

Andrew Carroll, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

Dec 20, 2018 - The Arizona AFP announces the candidacy of Andrew Carroll, M.D., of Chandler, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20181220carroll-cand-ann.html

Andrew J P Carroll, MD, FAAFP

Apr 12, 2019 - AAFP Candidate Andrew J P Carroll, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

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

Anemia - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2018 - This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron deficiency and iron supplementation, macrocytosis, microcytosis, and thalassemia. This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=2

Anemia in Older Adults - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2018 - Anemia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in older adults. Diagnostic cutoff values for defining anemia vary with age, sex, and possibly race. Anemia is often asymptomatic and discovered incidentally on laboratory testing. Patients may present with symptoms related to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1001/p437.html

Animal Bites, Fall Risk, Croup, Scoliosis, Recurrent VTE, Postpartum Perineal Pain - ...

Jan 15, 2019 - 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/2019/0115/p80.html

Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, MSHP

Oct 6, 2017 - Read a profile on AAFP Member Anita Ravi.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/everyone-project/anita-ravi.html

Ankle Sprains, Counseling Strategies, Dysphonia, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Egg Allergy -...

Jul 15, 2019 - 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/2019/0715/p81.html

Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF)

Jan 29, 2018 - Attend ACLF and discover solutions to chapter challenges, gain valuable takeaways from colleagues, and refine your leadership skills.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/aclf.html

Annular Lesions: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2018 - Annular lesions can present in a variety of diseases. Knowledge of the physical appearance and history of presentation of these skin findings can help in the diagnosis. A pruritic, annular, erythematous patch that grows centrifugally should prompt evaluation for tinea corporis. Tinea ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0901/p283.html

Annular Skin Lesions on the Chest - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2019 - A woman presented with multiple scaly plaques of varying size on her neck and chest.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p517.html

Anthem plans to shorten timely filing limit for claims -- FPM

Aug 9, 2019 - Anthem is notifying practices that they may have less time to timely file patient claims.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Anthem rescinds modifier 25 cuts -- FPM

Feb 28, 2018 - Last week, Anthem, one of the nation's largest commercial health plans, notified the American Medical Association it has decided to not proceed with a policy to reduce payments by 25 percent for evaluation and management codes appropriately reported with CPT modifier 25.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/anthem_rescinds_modifier_25_cuts.html

Anti-Harassment Policy

Jan 11, 2019 - Read the AAFP's anti-harassment policy

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/anti-harassment.html

Anti-Trust Policy

Jan 11, 2019 - Read the AAFP's anti-trust policy

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/anti-trust.html

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for COPD Exacerbations - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American ...

Apr 15, 2018 - Prophylactic antibiotics may be used to reduce the overall rate of COPD exacerbations and delay their onset. However, the appropriate antibiotic regimen and target population are unclear.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0415/p527.html

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Severe Acute Pancreatitis - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - ...

Jan 1, 2019 - No, antibiotic prophylaxis does not decrease mortality in patients with severe acute pancreatitis, defined as pancreatitis associated with pancreatic necrosis.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0101/p49.html

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for UTIs in Patients with Neurogenic Bladder - FPIN's Help Desk ...

Feb 1, 2019 - Daily antibiotic prophylaxis should not be used in patients with acute and nonacute spinal cord injuries.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p186.html

Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients with COPD - Medicine by the Numbers - American ...

Jun 1, 2019 - This research fails to determine whether the modest potential benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease outweigh the risk of resistance. Find out more.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/od1.html

Antibiotics for Otitis Media in Children - Medicine by the Numbers - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2018 - This meta-analysis concludes that the risk of a prolonged course of antibiotics was twice as high for children younger than two years with bilateral acute otitis media than for children two years and older with unilateral acute otitis media, indicating that antibiotics might be ...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/od3.html

Antibiotics for Sinusitis -- Clinical Recommendation

Apr 24, 2018 - View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescribing antibiotics to treat sinusitis.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/cw-sinusitis.html

Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Skin Abscesses After Incision and Drainage: BMJ Rapid ...

Sep 1, 2018 - A collaboration between the BMJ and the MAGIC group led an international panel made up of a variety of health care professionals (e.g., family physicians, internists, dermatologists) and adults with experience treating and living with skin abscesses to create recommendations regarding ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0901/p323.html

Anticoagulation for the Long-term Treatment of VTE in Patients with Cancer - Cochrane ...

Jun 1, 2019 - Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH), vitamin K antagonists, and direct oral anticoagulants, when used to prevent recurrent VTE, have a similar impact on all-cause mortality.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p676.html

Antiepileptic Drug Monotherapy for Epilepsy - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family...

May 1, 2018 - In patients with partial-onset (focal) seizures, levetiracetam (Keppra), lamotrigine (Lamictal), and carbamazepine (Tegretol) were associated with the longest time to treatment withdrawal (i.e., the recommended patient-oriented outcome measure that balances tolerability with ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/p572.html

Antipsychotic Use in Patients with Dementia with Lewy Bodies - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 15, 2017 - Advertisement Nov 15, 2017 Issue Letters to the Editor Antipsychotic Use in Patients with Dementia with Lewy Bodies Am Fam Physician. 2017 Nov 15;96(10):629. Original Article: Behavioral Disorders in Dementia: Appropriate Nondrug Interventions and Antipsychotic Use Issue Date: August...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/p629.html

Antitrust / Collective Negotiation -- Legal Issues

Jun 26, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for the update of antitrust laws impacting family physicians and for the inclusion of health insurance companies within the scope of these regulations.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/antitrust.html

Anxiety Disorders - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - 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

Apophysitis and Osteochondrosis: Common Causes of Pain in Growing Bones - American ...

May 15, 2019 - Apophysitis and osteochondrosis are common causes of pain in growing bones but have differing etiologies and required management. Apophysitis results from a traction injury to the cartilage and bony attachment of tendons in children and adolescents. Most often it is an overuse injury in...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p610.html

App review: Aspirin Guide -- FPM

Mar 29, 2018 - A mobile app developed by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital can help you quickly determine whether a patient is a good candidate for low-dose aspirin therapy.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Application

May 18, 2018 - Application for AAFP Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/pain-opioids/states-consortium/application-test.html

Application

May 18, 2018 - Application for AAFP Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/pain-opioids/states-consortium/application.html

Applications Open for 2018 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship

May 16, 2018 - With the June 4 deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship fast approaching, last year's fellows recently took the opportunity to describe their experience with the program.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180516vaccfellowship.html

Apply Now for STFM Pilots Aimed at Improved Training

Jan 23, 2019 - Departments of family medicine have until Feb. 22 to apply for pilot projects aimed at improving student training at ambulatory care sites.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190123stfmpilot.html

Apply Now to Be a 2019-2020 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellow

Mar 4, 2019 - Last year's AAFP Vaccine Science Fellows recently sat down with AAFP News to describe their experience with the program; the deadline to apply for 2019-2020 is March 22.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190304vaccsciencefellows.html

Applying a Clinical Decision Rule for CAD in Primary Care to Select a Diagnostic Test ...

May 1, 2019 - Using the INTERCHEST chest pain decision rule to decide next steps when a patient presents to a primary care physician with chest pain.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p584.html

Applying for Single Live Activity Tutorial -- CME

Sep 25, 2018 - This webcast will walk you through the step-by-step process for completing a CME credit application for a single live activity.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/tutorials/webinar-cme-single-live/single-live.html

Are you getting paid for non-face-to-face prolonged care? -- FPM

Dec 4, 2017 - CMS in January created a set of CPT codes that allows physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to bill for non-face-to-face prolonged care of patients.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/are_you_getting_paid_for_non-face-to-face_prolonged.html

Are You Kidding Me? We Need More Primary Care Physicians

Mar 19, 2019 - A recent commentary in The American Journal of Medicine suggests that primary care be left to nurse practitioners and physician assistants. In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin points out the ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190319itt-workforce.html

Are Your Patient Referrals Getting Lost in the Shuffle?

Jan 30, 2018 - A new guide on how to achieve safer ambulatory referrals emphasizes the importance of beginning and ending the process with a primary care physician.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180130ehrreferrals.html

Are your patients taking their medications? Seven questions to help you find out -- FPM

May 17, 2019 - Asking your patients directly if they are taking their prescribed medication may not give you an accurate answer. Use these more specific questions to get a better feel for their adherence.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Are Your Patients Wasting Money on Supplements?

Feb 12, 2019 - According to the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post, a recent survey found that nearly 90 percent of adults take vitamins or supplements, but less than 25 percent of respondents had a confirmed nutrient deficiency.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190213fp-supplements.html

Area Health Education Centers

Aug 22, 2018 - Read the AAFP's position on Area Health Education Centers and their activities to advance the specialty of family medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/education-centers.html

Arizona FPs Tackle Threat to Expand Vaccine Exemptions

Mar 12, 2019 - Arizona legislators recently introduced three bills that would expand vaccine exemptions and create new challenges for health care professionals who administer vaccines.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190312vaccexempt.html

Aromatase Inhibitors Such as Letrozole (Femara) vs. Clomiphene (Clomid) for Subfertile ...

May 1, 2019 - When treated with letrozole, subfertile women with PCOS who are trying to conceive have increased chances of pregnancy (number needed to treat [NNT] = 11) and live birth (NNT = 10) compared with those treated with clomiphene.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p545.html

Arthritis and Joint Pain - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2018 - This collection features AFP content on arthritis and joint pain, including arthritis, gout, knee osteoarthritis, monoarthritis, osteoarthritis, polyarticular joint pain, Reiter's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, and shoulder osteoarthritis. This collection features AFP...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=77

Articles and Departments -- American Family Physician

Jul 25, 2018 - Get information about departments and categories for article submission to AFP.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/guide/departments.html

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Poised to Help FPs

May 3, 2019 - According to a breakout session on artificial intelligence and machine learning at the AAFP's 2019 Annual Chapter Leader Forum, AI is poised to augment the work physicians do but will not replace them in the exam room.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190503aclf-waldren.html

As-Needed Use of Budesonide Plus Formoterol As Good As Daily Use of Steroid - POEMs - ...

Nov 15, 2018 - As-needed use of budesonide/formoterol is as effective as the daily use of maintenance budesonide plus as-needed terbutaline at preventing severe exacerbations, and results in a much lower cumulative steroid dose.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1115/od4.html

Aspirin No Different Than Rivaroxaban for Prevention of VTE After TKA or THA - POEMs - ...

Aug 15, 2018 - Extended prophylaxis with low-dose aspirin is similar in efficacy to rivaroxaban for the prevention of symptomatic VTE following TKA or THA. Aspirin is cheap, widely available, and effective, making it a good alternative to the more costly direct oral anticoagulants.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0815/p248.html

Aspirin Plus a High-Dose PPI Prevents Death and Progression in Patients with Barrett ...

Mar 15, 2019 - In this study, patients with Barrett esophagus were less likely to die or develop esophageal cancer or high-grade dysplasia if they took high-dose esomeprazole (Nexium) alone or in combination with aspirin.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0315/od5.html

Aspirin, Eicosapentaenoic Acid, and Placebo Equally Effective in Preventing Colorectal ...

Jun 1, 2019 - After 12 months, neither aspirin nor EPA, alone or in combination, are any better than placebo at preventing colorectal adenomas in patients with high-risk neoplasia.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p717.html

Aspirin’s Benefits and Harms Are Less Clear for Primary Prevention in Moderate-Risk ...

Apr 1, 2019 - In this study, after five years of treatment, patients at a moderate risk of heart disease who took low-dose aspirin did not show a decrease in coronary events and all-cause mortality and had slightly more gastrointestinal bleeding.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p459a.html

Assessing Bleeding Risk in Patients Taking Anticoagulants - Point-of-Care Guides - ...

Oct 1, 2017 - Family physicians are often faced with the dilemma of balancing the benefit of stroke prevention with the risk of major bleeding when deciding on anticoagulation treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation. Over the past 10 years, several decision support tools have been developed ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/p465.html

Assessing Patients' Healthy Literacy Skills Not Necessary in Clinical Practice - ...

Jun 15, 2018 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jun 15, 2018 Issue Letters to the Editor Assessing Patients' Health Literacy Skills Not Necessary in Clinical Practice Am Fam Physician. 2018 Jun 15;97(12):768. Original Article: Health Literacy Tools in the Outpatient Setting (FPIN's...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p768.html

Assessment and Action

Aug 20, 2018 -

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/everyone-project/eop-tools/assessment-action.html

Assisting Patients with Opioid Addiction Treatment -- CME

Mar 20, 2019 - Watch this free CME webcast to assist your patients with opioid addiction treatment.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/opioid-addiction-treatment.html

Association Health Plans Will Not Provide Meaningful Insurance Coverage

Jan 4, 2018 - AAFP: Association Health Plans Will Not Provide Meaningful Insurance Coverage

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/association-health-plans-will-not-provide-meaningful-insurance-coverage.html

Asthma - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2019 - 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

Asthma Tools to Improve Practice -- National Research Network Studies

Apr 13, 2018 - Read a description of the Asthma Tools study, along with aims, objectives, timeline, and status. Get contact information.

Patient Care : National Research Network

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn/studies/all/asthma-tools.html

Asthma, Back and Neck Pain, Pain During Labor, TIA, CBT for Anxiety - AFP Clinical ...

Aug 15, 2019 - 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/2019/0815/p208.html

Asthma, PAD and Cardiovascular Disease, Persons Who Inject Drugs, Crohn’s Disease, ...

Aug 1, 2019 - 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/2019/0801/p140.html

Asymptomatic Hyperpigmented Iris Lesion - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2018 - A seven-year-old girl presented with an asymmetric, hyperpigmented lesion that was isolated to the iris of her left eye.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0701/p47.html

At Home or Abroad, ALSO Training Improves Maternal Outcomes

Dec 18, 2017 - The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics program has helped improve maternal outcomes in other countries around the globe. Carl Olden, M.D., writes that now it's time to improve U.S. outcomes.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171218lv-also.html

Athletic Performance Enhancing Drugs

May 4, 2018 - Read the AAFP's position on the use of athletic performance enhancing drugs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/performance-enhancing.html

Athletic Trainers for High School Athletes

Nov 1, 2017 - Read AAFP's encouragement on the availability of licensed athletic trainers as part of high school athletics programs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/sports-medicine-trainers.html

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2019 - 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

Atrial Fibrillation - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendations -- Clinical ...

Apr 27, 2018 - The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendations on Atrial Fibrillation.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/atril-fib.html

Atrial Fibrillation Pocket Guide -- Clinical Recommendation

Oct 19, 2017 - Order a pocket guide version of the AAFP's clinical guideline on atrial fibrillation.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/pocket-guides/a-fib.html

Attend a BLSO Course -- BLSO

Apr 23, 2019 - View the full schedule of upcoming Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) Courses being offered by the AAFP and other approved course sponsors.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/schedule.html

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Screening and Evaluation - FPIN's Help Desk ...

Jun 1, 2019 - The Conners Abbreviated Symptom Questionnaire has the best combination of positive and negative likelihood ratios.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p712.html

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related issues, including the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of adults and children with ADHD. This collection features AFP content on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=68

Atypical Antipsychotics for Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children and Adolescents -...

Jun 1, 2018 - Risperidone reduces measures of aggression and improves conduct in children with disruptive behavior disorders; however, only short-term use is recommended. Weight gain of 2 to 2.5 kg (4.4 to 5.5 lb) is common. There is insufficient evidence to evaluate the benefits of other ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/p715.html

Authors Delve Into Characteristics of FP Hospitalists

Oct 30, 2018 - A policy brief published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found that nearly 9 percent of new family physicians in active practice were practicing as hospitalists.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20181030rgchospitalists.html

Authors See Crucial Role for Primary Care in Opioid Epidemic

Jul 10, 2018 - Three new articles in The New England Journal of Medicine advocate for a greater role for primary care physicians in treating opioid use disorder.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180710fpsopioids.html

Avoid mistakes when coding for preventive medicine services -- FPM

May 18, 2018 - Selecting the appropriate code will hopefully facilitate payment for preventive services and reduce some unpleasant questions from patients.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Avoiding a Hospital Privilege Dispute -- Hospital Privileging

Oct 18, 2017 - These questions and answers will help you avoid or prepare for a hospital privilege dispute.

Practice Management : Practice Ownership, Administration, and Staffing

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/administration/privileging/avoid-disputes.mem.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2018 Winners -- Student, Resident ...

Sep 13, 2018 - These residents were selected as the winners of the 2018 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/gme/2018-winners.mem.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2019 Winners -- Student, Resident ...

Aug 20, 2019 - These residents were selected as the winners of the 2019 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/gme/2019-winners.mem.html

Back Pain - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2019 - This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and acute low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, sciatica, and vertebral compression fractures. This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=109

Back to Basics: Five Steps to Better Influenza Vaccination Rates -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Getting more patients immunized against the flu does not require complicated strategies.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p30.html

Back to Work: Adjusting Bit by Bit

Jul 5, 2018 - After taking a two-year break from daily practice to raise twins, Meshia Waleh, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that her next great adventure involves a new job in a new state.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180705fp-waleh.html

Bartholin Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess: Office Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - The Bartholin glands, located in the base of the labia minora, have a role in vaginal lubrication. Because of the presence of other glands, removal of a Bartholin gland does not affect lubrication. Ductal blockage of these typically pea-sized structures can result in enlargement of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p760.html

Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO)

Apr 22, 2019 - Learn about the Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) program, which prepares participants to manage normal labor and obstetrical emergencies.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso.html

Basics of Quality Improvement -- Practice Management

Mar 27, 2018 - Quality improvement (QI) is a systematic, formal approach to the analysis of practice performance and efforts to improve performance.

Practice Management : Quality Improvement

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/improvement/basics.html

Be a Voice for Change in Health Care

Jul 8, 2019 - National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students speaker Michael Richardson, M.D., has found numerous avenues to be an advocate for patients and family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190708fdf-richardson.html

Beat the Clock: Why I Chose Direct Primary Care

Jan 15, 2019 - Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that the limitations of the 12-minute patient visits she experienced as a resident inspired her to start her own direct primary care practice.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190115fp-whydpc.html

Become an ALSO Approved Instructor -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Gain the specific teaching skills required to facilitate the didactic lectures, hands-on small group workstations, and testing stations included in an Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/instructor.html

Behavior Issues, Skin Cancer, Adolescent Depression, Prostate Cancer, Deprescribing ...

Feb 1, 2019 - 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/2019/0201/p152.html

Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer - Putting Prevention into Practice - ...

Jul 15, 2018 - A 25-year-old Irish American woman presents for a wellness visit for herself and her two young children, a two-year-old boy and a seven-month-old girl. All three have fair skin, red hair, and freckles. She reports that she is looking forward to an upcoming family vacation to the ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0715/p105.html

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