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AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia and related issues, including dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, kidney disease, lipid disorders, metabolic syndrome, statins, and triglyceride levels. This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=13

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - 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

Influenza - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on influenza and related issues, including influenza vaccination and avian influenza. This collection features AFP content on influenza and related issues, including influenza vaccination and avian influenza.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=14

Eye and Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye examinations, glaucoma, LASIK surgery, ocular emergencies, red eye, vision loss, and vision screening. This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=66

Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - 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

Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content from the Point-of-Care Guides collection on topics related to anticoagulation, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, infectious diseases, mortality risk, musculoskeletal issues, neurologic issues, obstetric issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Five changes that will affect physician payment and productivity in 2020 and beyond -- FPM

Dec 14, 2019 - There are new codes for online digital E/M, blood pressure monitoring and other common services.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/medicare_update_2020.html

Four ways to target blood pressure control -- FPM

Dec 13, 2019 - Four steps to get your patients on the path to better blood pressure.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

End-of-life Care Is as Important as All Care Preceding It

Dec 13, 2019 - In this Leader Voices Blog post, family medicine resident Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., shares her first experience with helping a terminally ill patient decide how she wanted to live her final days.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191213lv-endoflife.html

A quick tip for last-minute gynecologic exams -- FPM

Dec 12, 2019 - This prep method can save time when a patient needs an unplanned Pap smear.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., Runs for AAFP Speaker

Dec 12, 2019 - The Wisconsin AFP announces the candidacy of Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., of Oregon, for AAFP speaker.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20191212schwartzstein-cand-ann.html

Todd Shaffer, M.D., M.B.A., Runs for AAFP Director

Dec 12, 2019 - The Missouri AFP announces the candidacy of Todd Shaffer, M.D., M.B.A., of Lee's Summit, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20191212shaffer-cand-ann.html

Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute -- Student, Resident and Faculty Awards

Dec 12, 2019 - Enhance your leadership skills and earn a $1,000 scholarship to attend National Conference through the Family Medicine Leads (FML) Emerging Leader Institute. Applications must be a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Medical student applicants must be in second, third, ...

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/nc/eli.html

National Conference Challenge Prize Application Form

Dec 12, 2019 - National Conference Challenge Prize Application Form

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/exhibitors/promotional/nc-challenge.html

Palliative Care KSA Working Group

Dec 11, 2019 - Earn up to 8 CME credits at the AAFP’s Palliative Care Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Working Group in Chicago, IL, October 15, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Check your final 2019 MIPS eligibility status -- FPM

Dec 11, 2019 - The QPP Participation Status Tool tells physicians if they are required to report to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for the 2019 performance year.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

CDC: Time to Ramp Up HIV Testing, Treatment, Prevention

Dec 11, 2019 - Too many Americans are unaware they have HIV infection, and when they know, they aren't treating it correctly, according to a new CDC report. A separate study found that distributing HIV self-tests increased awareness and prevented transmission.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191211mmwrhiv.html

USPSTF Recommends Screening Older Men Who Smoked for AAA

Dec 11, 2019 - On Dec. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in asymptomatic patients, with recommendations included in that statement varying based on sex, age, smoking status and family history.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191211uspstf-aaascreen.html

Study Examines Factors Linked to FPs' Use of E-Visits

Dec 11, 2019 - New research has found that less than 10% of practicing family physicians offer e-visits, with lack of payment and time thought to be primary factors behind the low adoption rate.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191211e-visits.html

Reflections on a Decade of Change

Dec 10, 2019 - Positive and sometimes negative, the 2010s saw massive shifts in health policy. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP senior vice president of advocacy, practice advancement and policy Shawn Martin looks back at the issues he thinks made the biggest impact.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191210itt-lookback.html

Health Care for All: A Framework for Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health Care System ...

Dec 10, 2019 - Learn about AAFP's policy regarding health care for all and moving to a primary care-based health care system.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-care-for-all.html

Heads Up to FPs: Medicare Home Health Changes Coming Jan. 1

Dec 10, 2019 - Changes in Medicare rules for home health care that take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, will reduce the payment timeframe and may require that physicians use more specific diagnosis codes.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191210mchomehealth.html

Coming Spring/Summer 2020: New Credit Application -- CME

Dec 9, 2019 - Information for CME providers about the new AAFP CME credit application launching in Spring/Summer 2020.

CME : AAFP Credit System

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

In Business -- Including Health Care -- Someone Has To Pay

Dec 9, 2019 - A group of physicians recently spoke out about their institution's aggressive collections tactics. Allison Edwards, M.D., asks in this Fresh Perspectives post whether anyone will follow their lead in standing up for patients regarding skyrocketing costs in the U.S. health care system.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191209fp-collections.html

Med Student's Rotation Ignites Passion for Rural Care

Dec 9, 2019 - Medical student Margaret Miller writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that rural clinical experiences have the potential to transform careers.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191209lv-ruralrotation.html

Charlotte Kerner, CPA -- Executive Management Team

Dec 9, 2019 - Charlotte Kerner, C.P.A., joined the AAFP in 2019 and is responsible for the financial operations of the AAFP, including financial reporting, budgets, investments and cash management.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/staff/charlotte-kerner.html

Resident's Fitness Focus Set Her on Family Medicine Course

Dec 9, 2019 - During her quest to become an elite athlete, Julie Foucher-Urcuyo, M.D., M.S., recognized the importance of prevention, healthy lifestyles and, ultimately, family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191209fdf-foucher.html

AAFP Schools Congressional Task Force on Rural Health

Dec 9, 2019 - In a recent letter, the AAFP advised a House task force on steps to address the nation's rural health crisis with more primary care physicians practicing at their full scope.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191209ruraltaskforce.html

Family Physicians Have Role in Care of Undocumented Patients

Dec 9, 2019 - Family medicine residents who serve predominantly immigrant communities partnered with anthropology and immigration specialists to answer questions about caring for undocumented patients.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20191209guested-undocumented.html

Nine measurements for evaluating the quality of your dementia care -- FPM

Dec 7, 2019 - A nationally recognized, evidence-based, group of metrics physicians can use to evaluate their current level of dementia care and improve upon it.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A basic model for behavioral health integration -- FPM

Dec 6, 2019 - You can get paid to integrate basic behavioral health check-ins into your practice.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

FPM/STFM award goes to MedStar Franklin Square for innovative care coordination program...

Dec 6, 2019 - The 2019 Practice Improvement Award recognizes Medstar Franklin Square Family Health Center for its efforts to improve care and reduce utilization for high-risk patients through intensive care coordination.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/practice_improvement_award_winner_2019.html

Discussing Medications for Patients With Cognitive Impairment

Dec 6, 2019 - New research finds that family physicians and other primary care clinicians face numerous challenges -- and use a variety of approaches to overcome those challenges -- when treating older patients who have cognitive impairment.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191206olderptmeduse.html

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

Stay Current On Family Medicine with FP Comprehensive -- CME

Dec 3, 2019 - Identify knowledge gaps or prepare for the ABFM exam with this comprehensive review of family medicine. Features practice tests and questions by body system.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/fp-comprehensive.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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