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Three questions to ask before making a major change -- FPM

Dec 5, 2019 - Asking these three questions before making a big change in your practice can help everyone affected stay united.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

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

Dec 4, 2019 - The AAFP Geriatric Medicine CME course in Vail, CO, features relevant, evidence-based information you can apply directly to your practice.

CME : CME by Topic

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

New Medicare home health payment feature has implications for physician orders -- FPM

Dec 4, 2019 - Home health changes coming to Medicare in 2020 won't affect physician payments, but could change how much information home health providers request in physician orders.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Harness AI to Enable Family Medicine's Health Care Vision

Dec 4, 2019 - Artificial intelligence is undeniably part of medicine's future. Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family physicians must be prepared to take advantage of the opportunities AI presents.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191204lv-ai.html

Robert Graham Family Physician Executive Award -- Family Physician Awards

Dec 4, 2019 - 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

Residency Innovation Creates Path to Physician Well-being

Dec 4, 2019 - A primary care residency program in Indiana has developed a winning formula to improve professional and personal well-being among both residents and faculty.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20191204wellbeingstudy.html

AAFP Sees Maternal Mortality Strategies in House Bills

Dec 4, 2019 - In letters to lawmakers, the AAFP expressed support for three House bills that would address the nation's maternal mortality crisis with complementary strategies.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191204matmortalitybills.html

NY Physicians, Health Officials Create EVALI Assessment Tool

Dec 4, 2019 - A diverse group of medical professionals and public health officials, including a team of physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., recently created a vaping-related lung illness assessment tool.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191204evalitool.html

Webcast: CMS Primary Care First Models -- Physician Payment

Dec 4, 2019 - Watch this AAFP webcast to learn more about CMS Primary Cares Initiative, which provides new alternative payment models to reward outcomes, increase data transparency, and reduce administrative complexities.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative/cms-primary-care-first-models-webinar.mem.html

Webcast: CMS Primary Care First Models -- Physician Payment

Dec 4, 2019 - Watch this AAFP webcast to learn more about CMS Primary Cares Initiative, which provides new alternative payment models to reward outcomes, increase data transparency, and reduce administrative complexities.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative/cms-primary-care-first-models-webinar.mem.html

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

Dec 3, 2019 - Explore the latest advancements in family medicine to improve patient care at the AAFP Family Medicine Update CME course in Las Vegas, NV, November 10-14, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP Neurology CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

Dec 3, 2019 - Treat common mental health conditions that can span the lifetime and earn CME. Attend the AAFP Neurology and Behavioral Health course November 4-7, 2020 in Orlando (Lake Buena Vista), FL.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Patients Need to Know the True Cost of 'Free' Screenings

Dec 3, 2019 - Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that free health screenings often come at a high cost and overshadow what patients actually need: prevention.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191203fp-screening.html

AAFP to CMS: Cut Prior Authorization to Preserve Programs

Dec 3, 2019 - In two recent letters, the Academy advised CMS to protect the integrity of health care programs by reducing physicians' administrative burden and financial risk.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191203programintegrity.html

Self-care: What Patients Want vs. What Physicians Can Provide

Dec 3, 2019 - Family physician Wayne Jonas, M.D., writes that a survey shows a big disconnect between patients' interest in self-care and the amount of information they get from physicians on the subject.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20191203guested-selfcare.html

Five reasons you can’t get things done in your organization -- FPM

Dec 2, 2019 - Author Peter Senge offers several laws that govern organizational behavior. Five of them are particularly apropos to physicians who are trying to build something new within their organizations but facing resistance.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Physician Filmmaker Documents More Than Patient Records

Dec 2, 2019 - Physician and filmmaker Leo Lopez III, M.D., found himself on a family medicine career path after his own experience as a patient.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191202fdf-lopez.html

Study: FM Residents Tops in Correctly Prescribing Antimicrobials

Dec 2, 2019 - New research finds that family medicine residents with extra training in antimicrobial stewardship were more likely than residents in other specialties with only standard training to prescribe antibiotics appropriately.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191202antibxstewardship.html

Learn How to Utilize Patient-reported Outcomes

Dec 2, 2019 - The latest topic in the AAFP Transformation in Practice Series aims to help physicians improve quality of care by using questionnaires that ask patients to describe how they feel about what's going on with their health.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191202tipsoutcomes.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewAll.htm

Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Acute kidney injury is a clinical syndrome characterized by a rapid decline in glomerular filtration rate and resultant accumulation of metabolic waste products. Acute kidney injury is associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and progression to chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p687.html

Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Hypothermia, frostbite, and nonfreezing cold injuries predominantly affect older adults, homeless or intoxicated people, adventurers, and military personnel. Prevention begins with clothing that is clean, layered, and loose to promote circulation. Base layers made of moisture-wicking ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p680.html

Nonspecific Low Back Pain and Return To Work - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Nonspecific low back pain refers to a condition without a distinct etiology to explain its associated symptoms. This pain may become chronic and is a major cause of work loss around the world. Without a specific explanation for a patient’s symptoms, the family physician is charged with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p697.html

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism. This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=69

Back Pain - American Family Physician

Dec 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

Health Maintenance and Counseling - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and counseling and related issues, including dietary and nutrition guidelines, health maintenance in children, lifestyle counseling, and physical activity. This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=64

Menstrual Disorders - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on menstrual conditions and related issues, including abnormal uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, endometrial ablation, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, menorrhagia, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, premenstrual syndrome, and uterine...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=81

Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal disease. This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=15

Pain: Chronic - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - 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

Occupational Health - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Occupational Health 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...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=89

The Right-Sized Patient Panel: A Practical Way to Make Adjustments for Acuity and ...

Dec 1, 2019 - Do you have the right number of patients on your panel? Here’s a process and a spreadsheet for calculating and adjusting your panel based on actual patient behavior.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p23.html

Statin Treatment, Early Pregnancy Loss, Ingrown Toenails, Blood Pressure, ADHD, ...

Dec 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/2019/1201/p671.html

Gabapentinoids for Pain: Potential Unintended Consequences - Editorials - American ...

Dec 1, 2019 - The widespread and often indiscriminate prescribing of gabapentinoids is not supported by robust evidence, and it carries known and unknown risks.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p672.html

Practical Ways to Address Physician Burnout and Improve Joy in Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - It starts with one simple principle: Get rid of stupid stuff in your practice. Here’s how.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p7.html

Empiric Treatment for Acute Pharyngitis - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - A woman presented with fever and throat pain, with vesicular lesions over the soft palate and uvula.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p713.html

Advance Care Planning: How to Have the Conversation You Want With Your Patients -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - More patients are receiving intensive care in their last days of life, even though studies show that most don’t want it. Family physicians are uniquely positioned to make sure patients’ wishes are recorded and respected.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p18.html

Diagnosing VTE: Guidelines from the American Society of Hematology - Practice ...

Dec 1, 2019 - The American Society of Hematology has published recommendations for determining the optimal diagnostic strategy based on pretest risk.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p716.html

Bringing Behavioral Health Into Your Practice Through a Psychiatric Collaborative Care ...

Dec 1, 2019 - Learn how to implement an integrated behavioral health program that will more than pay for itself while increasing patients’ access to care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p11.html

General Health Checks in Adults for Reducing Disease-Related Morbidity and Mortality - ...

Dec 1, 2019 - General health check visits have no benefit on cardiovascular morbidity or on total, cardiovascular, or cancer-related mortality. There is also no evidence that they cause patient harm.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p676.html

Alpha Blockers for Nephrolithiasis - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - The alpha blocker tamsulosin (Flomax) can be used to improve clearance of stones larger than 5 mm, shorten expulsion times, and reduce hospitalization.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p710.html

A Devoted Couple - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Life-long devotion and a mind-body mortality link between spouses.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p709.html

Combined Hormonal Contraceptives for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding - Cochrane for Clinicians...

Dec 1, 2019 - Combined oral contraceptives decrease the number of women reporting menorrhagia over six months compared with placebo (absolute risk reduction = 36.7%; number needed to treat = 2.7).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p677.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2019 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - Work relative value units | Vaccination refusal | Marijuana use | Lesion treatment for new patients | Patient discharge without seeing patient

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p30.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2019 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - Liven up your exam rooms | Be prepared for last-minute gynecologic exams | Use nudges to encourage behavior change

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p31.html

Taking the Fear Out of Error Disclosure -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - What if we could talk about medical mistakes without fear of judgment or punishment?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p36.html

A tool for calculating the right-sized patient panel -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - Here's a five-step method for right-sizing your patient panel.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A Jury of One’s Peers -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - FPM depends on readers like you to review submitted manuscripts and help us deliver useful, high-quality content.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p6.html

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women - Medicine ...

Dec 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Dec 1, 2019 Issue Medicine by the Numbers A Collaboration of TheNNT.com and AFP Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women DONALD M. CHAFFEE, MD, and ELIZABETH T. HARPSTER, MD Am Fam Physician. 2019 Dec...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/od1.html

How to respond if a teen patient’s parent wants access to records -- FPM

Nov 30, 2019 - If the parent of an adolescent patient contacts you or your staff wanting to know why the teen visited your practice, the teen patient’s information must be kept private if any of these situations apply.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Unhealthy Habits Start at Young Age With Added Sugars

Nov 27, 2019 - About 61% of infants and 98% of toddlers consumed added sugars on any given day, according to a recent study published online in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191127unhealthyhabits.html

How Much Will This Cost, Doc?

Nov 26, 2019 - Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that CME can arm physicians with new approaches to treatment, but too often discussions leave out the aspect of cost and value.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191126fp-cost.html

You Earned That Raise; Here's How to Keep It

Nov 26, 2019 - Subspecialists are fighting a CMS final rule that would boost Medicare primary care payment by 12%. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin asks family physicians to join the Academy in protecting the win.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191126itt-payincrease.html

CDC Reports Mixed Progress Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Nov 26, 2019 - According to a newly released CDC report, on average, someone in the United States develops an antibiotic-resistant infection every 11 seconds, and every 15 minutes, someone dies from such an infection.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191126mmwr-antibx.html

AAFP Tools Ready for Those Considering Primary Care First

Nov 26, 2019 - The Primary Care First program is structurally sound and directionally appropriate, but it isn't for everyone. The Academy has developed tools to help members decide whether to apply.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191126pcftools.html

AAFP Cardiovascular CME Course in St. Louis, MO -- CME

Nov 25, 2019 - The AAFP cardiology conference in St. Louis, MO takes place July 8-11, 2020. Learn evidence-based CME to prevent, treat, and manage risk of cardiovascular conditions.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/cardiovascular-live/st-louis.html

AAFP Family Medicine CME Course in Atlanta, GA -- CME

Nov 25, 2019 - Explore the latest advancements in family medicine to improve patient care at the AAFP Family Medicine Update CME course in Atlanta, GA, June 23-27, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Time to choose your Medicare status for 2020 -- FPM

Nov 25, 2019 - Physicians have until Dec. 31 to decide how they plan to participate in Medicare in 2020.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2020_Medicare_status.html

AAFP Leaders Give Thanks for Paths to Family Medicine

Nov 25, 2019 - With Thanksgiving approaching, we asked some members of the AAFP Board of Directors why they're glad they chose family medicine. They shared their answers in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191125lv-thankgiving.html

Leadership in State Government Advocacy -- Chapter Awards

Nov 25, 2019 - Read about the award for leadership in state government advocacy given to those who make outstanding contributions to improving a chapter's advocacy efforts.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/chapters/leadership.html

Public Health Award -- General Awards

Nov 25, 2019 - The AAFP's Public Health Award recognizes the important contributions that family physicians make to advancing the health of the public at the national, state, or local levels.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/general/public-health.html

Small-town FP Takes on National, Global Leadership Roles

Nov 25, 2019 - David Barbe, M.D., M.H.A., has practiced in his rural hometown his entire career, but his leadership path led to national and global roles.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191125fdf-barbe.html

Chapter Advocacy Day Assistance Grants -- Chapter Awards

Nov 25, 2019 - This grant program assists small and medium chapters with planning and implementing a state-level lobby day for their members at their state capitol.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/chapters/chapteradvocacy.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 98 - November 15, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Nov 25, 2019 - Episode 97 includes discussions on the changing climate and health impacts, gestational hypertension and preeclampsia, as needed treatment for asthma, depression in children and adolescents, platelet rich plasma for rotator cuff symptoms, preexposure prophylaxis for HIV infection.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/98.html

Four reasons your team doesn't get along -- FPM

Nov 23, 2019 - Health care can be a high-stress environment, but if infighting, negativity, cliques, and back-biting are pervasive, the underlying issues need to be identified and addressed.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP Emergency CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

Nov 22, 2019 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME at the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care live course, November 4-7, 2020 in Orlando, FL.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Three quick tips for exam room safety -- FPM

Nov 22, 2019 - You don't typically enter the exam worried about the potential for violence, but increased awareness of your surroundings can help keep you safe during visits.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Trump 'Absolutely Heard Us' on Vaping, Says AAFP President

Nov 22, 2019 - AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., joined a coalition of physician and health groups at the White House on Nov. 22 to call on President Trump to finalize a promised ban on nontobacco-flavored e-cigarette products.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191122whitehousevape.html

Health and Parent Groups Urge Trump Administration to Stand Strong and Implement Plan ...

Nov 22, 2019 - Health and Parent Groups Urge Trump Administration to Stand Strong and Implement Plan to Clear the Market of All Flavored E-Cigarettes - Kids’ Health Must Not Be Compromised

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/health-and-parent-groups-urge-trump-administration-to-stand-strong-and-implement-plan-to-clear-the-market-of-all-flavored-e-cigarettes-kids-health-must-not-be-compromised.html

When should you code for marijuana use? -- FPM

Nov 21, 2019 - If patients report marijuana use in their social history, but have no related complaints, should you list an ICD-10 code for it?

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Nikitas J. Zervanos Outstanding Program Director Award -- Family Physician Awards

Nov 21, 2019 - Learn about the Nikitas Zervanos Outstanding Program Director Award given for leadership and advancement of the specialty.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/teachers/zervanos.html

Meth Use: The Most Challenging Chronic Disease I've Met

Nov 20, 2019 - As her state deals with a new level of methamphetamine abuse, Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that she's confronting a wave of poor health outcomes related to the epidemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191120fp-meth.html

Tackling Patients' Social Needs May Reduce Clinician Burnout

Nov 20, 2019 - New research has found that when patients' social needs are adequately addressed, primary care clinicians may experience less burnout. Having social needs resources on site or nearby and having specialized staff in the clinic appeared to serve as an effective buffer to clinician burnout.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20191120socialneeds-burnout.html

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Hits All-time Low

Nov 20, 2019 - Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults reached an all-time low of 13.7% in 2018, according to a new report from the CDC. Even so, says one FP expert, there's still much to do.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191120mmwr-cigarettesmoking.html

Study: What Do Long-term Rural Preceptors Need to Succeed?

Nov 19, 2019 - In a recent study, Alabama-based researchers sought to understand the kind of support rural preceptors need to teach medical students in an eight-month longitudinal rural curriculum.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191119ruralpreceptors.html

Measles Infection Weakens Global Immune Defenses, Say Studies

Nov 19, 2019 - Recently published research shows the degree to which measles infection can adversely affect a person's immune system, a condition that can last for months or even years.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191119measlesimmunity.html

Should Fewer FPs Providing Hospital Care Cause Concern?

Nov 19, 2019 - New research from the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care explores the declining presence of family physicians in hospital-based care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191119hospitalcare.html

Care of Chronic Conditions Self-Study Package -- CME

Nov 18, 2019 - Gain a wide-ranging overview of family medicine-specific content related to chronic conditions with this AAFP self-study CME package.

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP Internal Medicine CME Course in Phoenix, AZ -- CME

Nov 18, 2019 - Earn CME, provide better care for adult patients, and directly apply knowledge in practice. Attend the AAFP’s Adult Medicine live course in Phoenix, AZ.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/internal-live/phoenix1.html

AAFP Dermatology CME Course in Phoenix, AZ

Nov 18, 2019 - Understand and diagnose challenging skin problems while earning CME. Attend the AAFP’s Skin Conditions and Diseases live course in Phoenix, AZ

CME : CME by Topic

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

Webinar: AAFP’s New Credit Application - What You Need to Know -- CME

Nov 18, 2019 - This short webinar on January 21 will address benefits of and changes to the new AAFP credit application and how to prepare for launch in spring/summer 2020.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/tutorials/webinar-new-credit-application-what-you-need-to-know.html

What to do when an MBI changes -- FPM

Nov 18, 2019 - It's time to start using Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers, if you aren't already. But how will you know if a patient's MBI changes?

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

FP Leads Residents in Care for Homeless Patients

Nov 18, 2019 - Debra Rothenberg, M.D., Ph.D., helped develop a program that aims to improve care for people experiencing homelessness while also training students and residents to care for vulnerable populations.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191118fdf-rothenberg.html

National Conference Poster Competition Online Application

Nov 18, 2019 - Complete the online application for the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Student poster competition.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/education/posters/application.mem.html

A technique for easing advance care planning conversations -- FPM

Nov 16, 2019 - Advance care planning conversations can get emotional. Here's one way to prepare.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Depression in Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2019 - The prevalence of major unipolar depression in children and adolescents is increasing in the United States. In 2016, approximately 5% of 12-year-olds and 17% of 17-year-olds reported experiencing a major depressive episode in the previous 12 months. Screening for depression in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p609.html

The Changing Climate: Managing Health Impacts - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - Concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere at increasing rates, heating the Earth’s surface and destabilizing climate. Health impacts from climate change may include increased morbidity and mortality from worsening cardiopulmonary health, worsening ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p618.html

Specific Learning Disabilities: The Family Physician's Role - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - Academic underachievement, such as failing a class and the threat of being held back because of academic issues, is common. Family physicians can provide support and guidance for families as they approach their child’s unique academic challenges. Specific learning disabilities are a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p628.html

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on common skin conditions and related issues, including acne, dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, generalized rash, lichen planus, nail disorders, newborn skin, office procedures, premalignant lesions, and psoriasis. This collection features AFP ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=21

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, including preconception care, folic acid, medication safety, nausea and vomiting, pregnancy complications, and prenatal screening. This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=25

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications. This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=6

HIV/AIDS - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS and related issues, including antiretroviral therapy, behavioral counseling, HIV testing, sexually transmitted diseases, and infection prevention. This collection features AFP content on human ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=11

Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: A Practice Bulletin from ACOG - Practice ...

Nov 15, 2019 - Globally, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the main causes of maternal death. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a practice bulletin to outline diagnosis and treatment recommendations for these conditions.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p649.html

Diabetes, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia Workshop -- CME

Nov 15, 2019 - The AAFP’s PerformanceNavigator live, evidence-based CME workshop in Minneapolis, MN, will help you satisfy your Family Medicine Certification.

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course in Hilton Head Island, SC -- CME

Nov 15, 2019 - Learn the latest on chronic conditions at the AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions live, evidence-based CME course in Hilton Head Island, SC, Sept 9-12, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Aspirin for CVD, Scabies, Intimate Partner Violence, Maternal Vaccines, Caregiver ...

Nov 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/2019/1115/p606.html

Screening for HIV Infection and Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV ...

Nov 15, 2019 - J.S., a 29-year-old transgender woman, presents for her first maintenance visit with a new family physician. It has been three years since her previous visit with a primary care physician. She has no chronic illnesses, stopped using tobacco products four years ago, and reports that she ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p637.html

Hydrogen Peroxide 40% (Eskata) for Seborrheic Keratosis - STEPS - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2019 - Hydrogen peroxide 40% topical solution is not particularly effective for removing seborrheic keratosis lesions, and skin reactions are common.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p643.html

Fully Automated Blood Pressure Measurement Is the Way to Go in the Office - POEMs - ...

Nov 15, 2019 - automated measurement aligns better with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, the best predictor of cardiovascular events, than manual measurement; manual readings are an average 13.4 to 14.5 mm Hg (systolic) higher than daytime ambulatory or automated readings in patients with ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p646.html

Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - The sounds of alarm increasingly manifested across multiple sectors around the globe are warranted, and the science shows why.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/od3.html

As-Needed Budesonide/Formoterol Similar to Maintenance Budesonide Plus SABA in Patients...

Nov 15, 2019 - In these patients with mild asthma (more than one-half used a short-acting beta-agonist [SABA] such as albuterol two or fewer times per week), as-needed use of a combined budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) inhaler was as effective at preventing exacerbations as daily maintenance ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p646a.html

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