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The 2020 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is trying to make Medicare documentation less burdensome and planning more changes that should result in a pay raise for family physicians in the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p8.html

Why Family Physicians Should Not Just Be Family Physicians: Rethinking Roles in ...

Feb 1, 2020 - In some settings, the cause of burnout isn’t having too much work - it’s having the wrong type of work.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p5.html

Physician Well-Being: Prioritizing Your Own Health Through a Personal Health ...

Feb 1, 2020 - You can’t take care of others optimally unless you first take care of yourself. Start today.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p27.html

Improving the Waiting Room Experience -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - Adding a touch of tech, a dose of education, and plenty of creature comforts to your waiting room can make it more palatable for patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p14.html

Social Media for Doctors: Taking Professional and Patient Engagement to the Next Level ...

Feb 1, 2020 - Some of the top family physicians on social media share their best practices for building a following and avoiding common pitfalls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p19.html

Practice Pearls - Jan-Feb 2020 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - Navigate patients’ anxiety about pelvic exams | Ask older patients these questions to assess dementia risk | Tell patients up front how much time you have

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p34.html

Primary Care First: Practice Assessment Checklist -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - Starting in 2021, PCF will be open to primary care clinicians practicing in 26 participating states and regions. Use this checklist to assess your practice’s readiness to participate in PCF, including care delivery capabilities, data infrastructure, and potential financial impact.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p25.html

Listening to the Little Voice Inside -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - That nagging little voice can sometimes save you from a medical mistake, so don’t ignore it.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p38.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2020 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - Vaping-related illness | Billing Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries | Electrocardiogram recorded by a Holter monitor | Lung function tests

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p33.html

Goal-Setting Theory for the New Year -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - Research points to four factors that will help make your goals more effective.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p3.html

Thank You, FPM Peer Reviewers (2019) -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - We would like to thank the following peer reviewers for their valuable contributions to FPM during 2019.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p4.html

This app tracks licenses, certifications, and CME -- FPM

Jan 17, 2020 - This free mobile app can keep track of your state licenses and certifications and send you alerts when they’re close to expiring.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A template for referring patients to community organizations -- FPM

Jan 16, 2020 - Community partners can help geriatric patients stay healthy. Here’s a ready-made template for referring patients to services offered by organizations near you.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

CDC Issues Advisory on Elevated Influenza Activity

Jan 16, 2020 - The CDC recently released a Health Alert Network advisory to notify physicians that influenza activity nationally remains high, primarily due to heightened circulation of influenza B/Victoria viruses.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200116fluactivity.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Functional Dyspepsia: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - Functional dyspepsia is defined as at least one month of epigastric discomfort without evidence of organic disease found during an upper endoscopy, and it accounts for 70% of dyspepsia. Symptoms of functional dyspepsia include postprandial fullness, early satiety, and epigastric pain or...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p84.html

Short-Term Systemic Corticosteroids: Appropriate Use in Primary Care - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Short-term systemic corticosteroids, also known as steroids, are frequently prescribed for adults in the outpatient setting by primary care physicians. There is a lack of supporting evidence for most diagnoses for which steroids are prescribed, and there is evidence against steroid use ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p89.html

Muscle Weakness in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Although the prevalence of muscle weakness in the general population is uncertain, it occurs in about 5% of U.S. adults 60 years and older. Determining the cause of muscle weakness can be challenging. True muscle weakness must first be differentiated from subjective fatigue or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p95.html

Family Planning and Contraception - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on family planning and contraception, including emergency contraception, hormonal and non-hormonal contraception, infertility, in vitro fertilization, intrauterine devices, preconception care, tubal sterilization, and vasectomy. This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=71

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and related issues, including acute and chronic COPD, spirometry, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, corticosteriods, and pulmonary complications. This collection features AFP content on chronic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=32

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Dyspepsia - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP on dyspepsia and related issues, including Helicobacter pylori infection, general epigastric dysfunction, and GERD. This collection features AFP on dyspepsia and related issues, including Helicobacter pylori infection, general epigastric dysfunction, and GERD.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=8

Procedures - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidance from the AHA, ACC, and HRS - ...

Jan 15, 2020 - This guideline on atrial fibrillation (AF) management from the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is an update of the 2014 version and is based on new evidence from clinical trials and the U.S. Food and Drug ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p123.html

Depression After ACS, Amenorrhea, Physical Activity, Heart Failure, Erythema Multiforme...

Jan 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/2020/0115/p75.html

Pain Medications Before IUD Placement - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Topical lidocaine preparations including gels, creams, and sprays may modestly decrease pain with tenaculum placement but not during IUD insertion.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p119.html

Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement -...

Jan 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p112.html

Revefenacin (Yupelri) for the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Revefenacin is a once-daily nebulized alternative to metered dose long-acting muscarinic antagonists for patients with moderate to severe COPD. Given its expense, complicated administration process, and lack of evidence that it improves key patient-oriented outcomes, its use should be ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p121.html

Screening for Hepatitis B Virus in Pregnant Women - Putting Prevention into Practice - ...

Jan 15, 2020 - A 33-year-old U.S.-born pregnant clinician comes to your office for a first prenatal visit. Her most recent menstrual period was six weeks ago, and she has been taking prenatal vitamins for the past eight weeks. She was pregnant once more than two years ago, and at the time she screened...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p115.html

Nonpharmacologic Therapies Can Improve Chronic Pain Outcomes

Jan 15, 2020 - A review of military health records has found that veterans who received nonpharmacologic therapies to manage chronic pain are less likely than those who did not to experience long-term adverse outcomes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200115nonpharmtx.html

The EveryONE Project Unveils Implicit Bias Training Guide

Jan 15, 2020 - The EveryONE Project from the AAFP has introduced its Implicit Bias Training Guide to promote awareness among primary care physicians and their practice teams.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200115implicitbias.html

Acute Heart Failure in a 39-Year-Old Man - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2020 Issue Photo Quiz Acute Heart Failure in a 39-Year-Old Man DREW ASHBY, MD; FRANKLIN NIBLOCK, MD, MPH; KENNETH HERRING, MD; and LOGAN MIMS, MD, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 15;101(2):117-118. A...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p117.html

America Needs More Family Doctors: The 25x2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical ...

Jan 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2020 Issue Editorials America Needs More Family Doctors: 25×2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical Students into Family Medicine JACOB PRUNUSKE, MD, MSPH, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wausau, Wisconsin Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p82.html

Identify Patients Likely to Benefit from Lung Cancer Screening - Letters to the Editor ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Jan 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Identify Patients Likely to Benefit from Lung Cancer Screening Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 15;101(2):69-70. Original Article: Lung Cancer Screening: Pros and Cons [Lown Right Care] Issue Date: June 15, 2019 Available at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p69.html

Lung Cancer Screening Effective for Reducing Cancer Deaths - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Lung Cancer Screening Effective for Reducing Cancer Deaths Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 15;101(2):70-71. Original Article: Lung Cancer Screening: Pros and Cons [Lown Right Care] Issue Date: June 15, 2019...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p70.html

PAMA Laboratory Reporting Delay a Win for AAFP

Jan 14, 2020 - In a move the Academy has advocated for months, Congress has mandated a one-year delay for required reporting of clinical laboratory data.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200114pamadelay.html

Wanted: Bank information to pay APM bonuses -- FPM

Jan 13, 2020 - The federal government has posted a list of clinicians it owes bonus money. Here's how to find out if you're on it, and how to claim your cash if you are.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Beware Virulent Deer and Confounding EHR Notes

Jan 13, 2020 - We asked our new physician bloggers about the worst EHR notes they have seen. They shared their experiences 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/20200113fp-ehrnotes.html

Urologic Conditions in Infants and Children -- FP Essentials

Jan 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/488-ed.html

Med Student Leader Helps Peers Find Family Medicine Path

Jan 13, 2020 - Mentors led Chase Mussard to family medicine. Now the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine student strives to do the same for others.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200113fdf-chase.html

ACP Guideline Addresses Age-related Low Testosterone

Jan 13, 2020 - The AAFP has endorsed the American College of Physicians' clinical practice guideline on treating adult men with age-related low testosterone, which recommends initiating testosterone treatment only for those experiencing sexual dysfunction.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200113age-relatedtestosterone.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 101 - January 1, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Jan 11, 2020 - This episode includes discussions on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, positional therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, lymphoma, tapering opioids, branched-chain amino acids for hepatic encephalopathy.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/101.html

Implicit Bias Resources

Jan 10, 2020 - Implicit bias

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/everyone-project/eop-tools/implicit-bias-resources.html

Family Physicians Are on the Front Lines of Mental Health Care in America

Jan 10, 2020 - Family Physicians Are On The Front Lines Of Mental Health Care In America

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/family-physicians-are-on-the-front-lines-of-mental-health-care-in-america.html

Try These Tips to Overcome Flu Vaccine Hesitancy

Jan 9, 2020 - During what is shaping up to be a severe flu season, Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., offers tips on vaccinating reluctant patients in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200109lv-fluvacc.html

AAFP Guides Agencies Away From Alternative Payment Roadblocks

Jan 9, 2020 - In letters to CMS and HHS' Office of the Inspector General, the Academy counseled regulators to make sure self-referral rules do not hinder practice transformation through new payment models.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200109selfreferralltrs.html

Study: Misuse of Certain Nonopioid Analgesics on the Rise

Jan 9, 2020 - Research suggests that as the number of prescriptions written for opioids has dropped, there has been a corresponding rise in the use of nonopioid medications such as gabapentin and baclofen to treat certain types of pain.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200109nonopioidmeds.html

Video -- Tobacco and Nicotine

Jan 9, 2020 -

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/tobacco-nicotine/office-champions/behavioral-health/video.html

Webcast: CMS Primary Care First Model Interactive Office Hours With CMS -- Physician ...

Jan 8, 2020 - Watch this webcast co-hosted by the AAFP, ACP, and AMA to learn about Primary Care First, a new advanced payment model for primary care physicians. Get your questions answered before the PCF application deadline.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative/primary-care-first-model-q-and-a.mem.html

Webcast: CMS Primary Care First Model Interactive Office Hours With CMS -- Physician ...

Jan 8, 2020 - Watch this webcast co-hosted by the AAFP, ACP, and AMA to learn about Primary Care First, a new advanced payment model for primary care physicians. Get your questions answered before the PCF application deadline.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative/primary-care-first-model-q-and-a.mem.html

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jan 7, 2020 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm

Life Balance -- FPM Toolbox

Jan 7, 2020 - Download tools to help you manage your time and prevent burnout.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Life Balance

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=18

Small Steps Are Key to Making Resolutions Stick

Jan 7, 2020 - Most New Year's resolutions fail before February. For this Fresh Perspectives blog post, we asked our new physician bloggers how they help patients make lifestyle changes that last.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200107fp-keepresolutions.html

The Economics of Our Health Care System Are Horrifying

Jan 7, 2020 - Millions of Americans are forgoing health care because of cost while others are accruing staggering debt to pay for care. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Management and Policy Shawn Martin examines a growing crisis in this In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200107itt-economics.html

Burnout prevention: get rid of stupid stuff in your practice -- FPM

Jan 6, 2020 - Although burnout in health care is largely a system problem, individual physicians can take steps to lighten their burden. Here are five ideas to help you get started.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Health Equity Fellow Targets Obesity in Clinic, Community

Jan 6, 2020 - AAFP Health Equity Fellow Keisha Harvey, M.D., has embarked on a broad campaign to address obesity with efforts in physician offices and throughout the community.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200106fdf-harvey.html

Jack Westfall, MD, MPH, Named Director of Robert Graham Center

Jan 6, 2020 - Jack Westfall, MD, MPH, Named Director of Robert Graham Center

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/jack-westfall-md-mph-named-director-of-robert-graham-center.html

2020 Transitional Member Dues -- Become a Member

Jan 6, 2020 -

Membership : Join AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/transitional/transitional-dues.html

The right way to respond to high-maintenance patients -- FPM

Jan 5, 2020 - When patients are pushy, needy, or entitled, you may be tempted to give in to their demands or refer them away, but there’s a better way to respond.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Four tips for writing visit notes suitable for your patients to see -- FPM

Jan 4, 2020 - As transparency increases and more patients gain access to their health records, make sure your visit notes follow four best practices.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Heralded Vape Flavor Ban Too Diluted in Final Form, AAFP Says

Jan 3, 2020 - New restrictions on flavored e-cigarette products fall short, the AAFP said in a statement calling for a ban on menthol flavors and all forms of mixing fruit flavors.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200103flavorban.html

Unsure About Primary Care First? Webinar Explains New Model

Jan 3, 2020 - With the Primary Care First application deadline approaching, the AAFP and other groups have created a webinar to help physicians decide whether to join the new payment model.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200103pcfwebinar.html

2020 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 3, 2020 - 2020 issues of FPM journal

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2020.html

FDA Vaping Policy Is a Step in the Right Direction

Jan 3, 2020 - FDA Vaping Policy Is a Step in the Right Direction

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/fda-vaping-policy-is-a-step-in-the-right-direction.html

Women's Health Self-Study Package -8th Edition -- CME

Jan 2, 2020 - Enhance your ability to develop evaluation and treatment plans for every woman you treat, at every stage of her life with AAFP self-study CME package.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Alternative Payment Models -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Jan 2, 2020 - The AAFP recommends the study of APMs to inform regulatory changes on payment, including the merit-based incentive program and the primary care spend model.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/apms.html

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis affects 1% to 3% of U.S. adolescents. It is defined by a lateral curvature of the spine (Cobb angle) of at least 10 degrees in the absence of underlying congenital or neuromuscular abnormalities. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis may be detected via the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p19.html

Benign Anorectal Conditions: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - Common anorectal conditions include hemorrhoids, perianal pruritus, anal fissures, functional rectal pain, perianal abscess, condyloma, rectal prolapse, and fecal incontinence. Although these are benign conditions, symptoms can be similar to those of cancer, so malignancy should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p24.html

Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - Lymphoma is a group of malignant neoplasms of lymphocytes with more than 90 subtypes. It is traditionally classified broadly as non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin lymphoma. Approximately 82,000 new U.S. patients are diagnosed with lymphoma annually. Any tobacco use and obesity are major modifiable ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p34.html

Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on musculoskeletal care and related issues, including fracture management, joint aspiration, joint injections, pain in various parts of the body (foot and ankle; neck and back; hip; knee; arm and shoulder; and wrist and hand). This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=17

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - 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

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=4

Pain: Chronic - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 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

Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on geriatric care and related issues, including assistive devices, elder mistreatment, failure to thrive, fall prevention, geriatric assessment, house calls, impaired visual acuity, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=55

Cancer - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including various types (breast, cervical, childhood, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, skin, testicular, and other types of cancer). This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=31

Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other liver disease, including cirrhosis, chronic liver failure, hemochromatosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, jaundice, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=38

Sleep Disorders in Adults - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Sleep Disorders in Adults Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=83

Opioid Epidemic - Key Resources - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Opioid Epidemic - Key Resources Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=106

Beers Criteria for Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Patients: An Update from the ...

Jan 1, 2020 - The 2019 American Geriatrics Society update of the Beers Criteria uses the five criteria outlined in 2015; these include medications that should typically be avoided in most older patients, medications that should be avoided in older patients with certain conditions, medications that ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p56.html

Warfarin Dosages, PCOS, Varicose Veins, Gastroenteritis in Children, Plantar Fasciitis ...

Jan 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/2020/0101/p10.html

Breast Implant—Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma - Editorials - American Family...

Jan 1, 2020 - In October 2019, the FDA released draft guidance offering numerous recommendations to help ensure women have access to breast implant benefit and risk information, including that manufacturers incorporate a boxed warning and patient decision checklist in the device’s labeling, and ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p8.html

Positional Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Positional therapy for OSA reduces scores on the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale compared with no treatment. Although continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improves AHI scores more than positional therapy, patients seem to better tolerate positional therapy ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p16.html

Exercise to Reduce Falls in Older Adults - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Exercise programs should be recommended for community-dwelling adults 60 years and older because they lead to fewer falls.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p42.html

Fasting and Nonfasting Lipid Levels Similarly Predict Cardiovascular Disease Risk - ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Guidelines recommend checking lipid levels in nonfasting patients. They are easier to obtain and are equally predictive of subsequent cardiac events. Although triglyceride levels may be higher in nonfasting patients, cholesterol levels will be similar whether the patient was fasting or ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p53.html

Intrapartum Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Length of Gestation - Cochrane for Clinicians...

Jan 1, 2020 - Omega-3 fatty acids, whether taken as supplements or consumed as part of the diet, reduce the risk of preterm birth (number needed to treat = 68) and early preterm birth (number needed to treat = 55).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p17.html

Tapering Long-Term Opioid Therapy - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - My patient is a 54-year-old construction worker who has been taking prescribed opioids for more than a decade for chronic knee and back pain.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p49.html

PLAC Test for Lp-PLA2 Activity to Predict Coronary Heart Disease - Diagnostic Tests: ...

Jan 1, 2020 - The PLAC test is a blood test used to measure serum activity of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), an enzyme that breaks down oxidized low-density lipoprotein in the vascular wall.

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p44.html

Addition of Steroids Improves Outcomes in Children and Adults with CAP - POEMs - ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Adding corticosteroid treatment to the management of CAP is beneficial for children and adults. Treatment decreases clinical failures, time in the hospital, and the risk of death in adults with severe pneumonia.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p55.html

C-Reactive Protein Guidance Safely Reduces Antibiotic Use in Patients with Acute ...

Jan 1, 2020 - CRP guidance, regarding the likelihood that antibiotics will be helpful for patients with acute exacerbation of COPD, safely reduces antibiotic use (number needed to treat = 5).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p54.html

Adding Ultrasonography to Mammography Increases False-Positive Findings Without an ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Adding ultrasonography to screening mammography in women younger than 50 years at low, intermediate, or high breast cancer risk is not associated with an increase in breast cancer detection. It is associated with increased unnecessary biopsy recommendations and results in more frequent ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p53a.html

Nodules on the Knuckles - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 2020 Issue Photo Quiz Nodules on the Knuckles MICAH PIPPIN, MD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Family Medicine Residency, Alexandria, Louisiana Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 1;101(1):47-48. A 55-year-old man presented with...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p47.html

A Shrinking Primary Care Workforce in Puerto Rico - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers - ...

Jan 1, 2020 - In 2018, two-thirds of primary care physicians in Puerto Rico were older than 55 years, compared with 43% nationwide. Meanwhile, only four out of every 10 graduates of family medicine residencies from 2011 to 2017 remained on the island in 2018, placing Puerto Rico’s new family ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p13.html

Get the Most Out of Your AAFP Membership

Jan 1, 2020 - Academy members receive exclusive products, programs, services and discounts totaling more than $4,000 in savings each year. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., highlights some perks you might not be aware of.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200101lv-membervalue.html

Branched-chain Amino Acids for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy - Medicine by the ...

Jan 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 2020 Issue Medicine by the Numbers A Collaboration of TheNNT.com and AFP Branched-chain Amino Acids for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy AHMED HAMED, MD; AMIRA HAMED, MD; and KARISSA LAMBERT, MD Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/od1.html

Screening for Atrial Fibrillation to Initiate Stroke-Protective Therapy - Letters to ...

Jan 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Screening for Atrial Fibrillation to Initiate Stroke-Protective Therapy Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 1;101(1):6-7. Original Article: Downsides of Detecting Atrial Fibrillation in Asymptomatic Patients...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p6.html

Positive Chest Radiograph Findings Are Not Enough to Warrant Antibiotics in Patients ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Jan 1, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Positive Chest Radiograph Findings Are Not Enough to Warrant Antibiotics in Patients with Acute Cough Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 1;101(1):5. Original Article: Identifying Outpatients with Acute Cough at Very Low Risk of Pneumonia [Point-of-Care...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p5.html

Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 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/2020/0101/p34-s1.html

Study Highlights Lack of Self-care Among Medical Residents

Dec 24, 2019 - New research indicates that a concerning number of medical residents do not have a routine place for care, making them less likely to utilize valuable preventive screenings and services.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191224residentscare.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 100 - December 15, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Dec 24, 2019 - The 100th episode spectacular! This episode includes discussions on amblyopia, the case against coronary artery calcium scoring, cirrhosis, baloxavir for influenza, and a point-of-care guide for deep vein thrombosis. Also messages from special guests, highlights from our first 100 ...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/100.html

AAFP Says Court's ACA Ruling 'Prolongs Uncertainty'

Dec 23, 2019 - The AAFP said a federal appeals court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act leaves family physicians and their patients in an unacceptable void.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191223acaruling.html

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