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AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2020 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Diabetes: Type 2 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on type 2 diabetes and related issues, including blood glucose levels, diabetic complications (such as ketoacidosis and neuropathy), glycemic control, insulin management, and gestational diabetes. This collection features AFP content on type 2 ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=7

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Jun 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

Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

Jun 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

Neonatology/Newborn Issues - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on neonatology and newborn issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, circumcision, jaundice, newborn examination, newborn resuscitation, newborn screening, premature infant care, postpartum counseling, and well-child visits. This collection...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=18

Operationalizing Virtual Visits During a Public Health Emergency -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - Providing options for remote access to care can keep your practice running and your patients healthy when an infectious disease outbreak prevents you from seeing them in person.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p5.html

Implementing Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Primary Care Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - In-office blood pressure readings are often inaccurate or insufficient. Here’s a way to get a better picture of how your patients are doing and get paid for it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p19.html

A Physician’s Guide to Navigating a Bureaucracy -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - To get what you need to create a more ideal practice, you must learn to navigate the bureaucracy of your organization. Here’s how.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p26.html

Managing a Telephone Encounter: Five Tips for Effective Communication -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - Doctoring by phone is a skill I never thought I’d have to learn.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p4.html

Protecting Family Well-Being Through Social Connectivity and Time Management -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - Families are a physician’s core source of support. Making time to nurture family connections is crucial to keeping that support system strong.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p13.html

Learning to Lead in Uncertain Times: Seven Tips -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - As a physician leader, you can help provide clarity, calm, and cohesion.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p36.html

Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2020 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - Check for COVID-19 updates on home isolation and work notes | Ask patients to submit vitals before telehealth | Adapt your documentation setup for telehealth

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p32.html

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2020 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - Mental health screenings | Reporting multiple management services | Transferring paper notes to the medical record

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p31.html

AAFP Family Medicine CME Course -- CME

May 22, 2020 - This course has been canceled.

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP, Others Warn Azar of Imminent Primary Care Closures

May 22, 2020 - Funding to independent and community-based primary care practices, including Medicaid participants, must come soon, the AAFP and other groups told HHS this week.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200522closurewarning.html

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

May 21, 2020 - Watch AAFP's weekly Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Hear the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/town-hall-covid-19-on-demand.html

AAFP Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 -- CME

May 21, 2020 - Every Wednesday from 7 - 8 pm CDT join AAFP leaders to discuss the latest updates and have a chance to ask your questions on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/town-hall-covid-19.html

AAFP to Congress: Restart Advance Payments Before It's Too Late

May 21, 2020 - The AAFP signaled strong support for new legislation that would revamp CMS' Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment program for Medicare Part B.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200521aapletter.html

Can't Come to KC? The AAFP Is Bringing Meetings to You

May 21, 2020 - Restrictions on large meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic are prompting important AAFP events -- including elections for some leadership positions -- to move online.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200521virtualelection.html

How Do We Talk About the Worst-case Scenario?

May 20, 2020 - Against the backdrop of a pandemic, Allison Edwards, M.D., ponders the best way to broach the subject of end-of-life care with a relatively young patient panel in the Fresh Perspectives blog.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200520fp-endoflife.html

New STFM Podcast Series Shines a Light on COVID-19

May 20, 2020 - The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine has launched a new podcast series that examines lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic from an academic medicine perspective.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200520stfmpodcasts.html

Offer Behavioral Counseling to Prevent CVD in at-Risk Adults

May 20, 2020 - On May 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy lifestyle to prevent cardiovascular disease in at-risk adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200520uspstfcvd.html

Pandemic Shows Intern the Power of Family Medicine

May 19, 2020 - Jordan Hoese, M.D., M.P.H., launches the AAFP's new FPs on the Front Lines blog by writing that her intern year hasn't been what she expected, but it's teaching her the adaptability she'll need as a family physician.

AAFP News : FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200519fl-intern.html

Breastfeeding and COVID-19

May 19, 2020 - Read AAFP's position on breastfeeding and COVID-19.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-covid19.html

Medical Learner Safety and Wellness During Pandemic Crisis

May 19, 2020 - Read AAFP's policy on Medical Learner Safety and Wellness During Pandemic Crisis.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/learnersafety-pandemic.html

Prescription of COVID-19 Medications

May 19, 2020 - Read AAFP's policy on Prescription of COVID-19 Medications

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/prescription-covid19.html

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

May 18, 2020 - Watch AAFP’s weekly CME webinar series on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Get the latest clinical topic updates and perspectives with the ongoing pandemic crisis.

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series -- CME

May 18, 2020 - Every Friday from 7-8 pm CDT and get the latest updates and ask questions to expert peers to help you prepare for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

CME : CME by Topic

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

AAFP Pediatric Medicine CME Course in Washington, DC -- CME

May 18, 2020 - This course has been canceled.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Four algorithms that answer key questions about COVID-19 -- FPM

May 18, 2020 - For quick guidance on virtual visits, ending home isolation, patient scheduling, and staff illness, download these algorithms.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Staying Connected With Patients Despite Barriers

May 18, 2020 - When COVID-19 shut down her health system's patient classes, Darlene Lawrence, M.D., found a way to keep the group wellness course going.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200518fdf-lawrence.html

Academy Lauds Bills Recognizing Vital Need for IMGs

May 18, 2020 - Recapturing 15,000 unused physician immigrant visas from previous fiscal years would enable our U.S. physicians to have the support they need, the AAFP recently told lawmakers.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200518visaletters.html

Five steps to set up ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in your practice -- FPM

May 16, 2020 - Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) provides more accurate data than in-office blood pressure checks, which is useful for identifying issues that might otherwise stay hidden and ruling out white coat hypertension.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Atopic Dermatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - Atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema) is a chronic relapsing and remitting inflammatory skin disease affecting one in 10 people in their lifetime. Atopic dermatitis is caused by a complex interaction of immune dysregulation, epidermal gene mutations, and environmental factors that disrupts ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p590.html

Top 20 Research Studies of 2019 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - In 2019, regular surveillance of 110 English-language research journals identified 254 studies that met the criteria to become POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters). Physician members of the Canadian Medical Association rated these POEMs for their relevance to patients in their...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p608.html

Ectopic Pregnancy: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - Ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized ovum implants outside of the uterine cavity. In the United States, the estimated prevalence of ectopic pregnancy is 1% to 2%, and ruptured ectopic pregnancy accounts for 2.7% of pregnancy-related deaths. Risk factors include a history of pelvic...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p599.html

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - 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

Family Planning and Contraception - American Family Physician

May 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

Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

May 15, 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

Health Maintenance and Counseling - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - 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

May 15, 2020 - 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

Severely Callused Hands and Feet - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - A man presented with a long history of an uncontrollable, proliferating skin callus formation on both hands and feet.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p623.html

Hirsutism, Amphetamines, COVID-19 Viral Shedding, Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease - AFP ...

May 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/2020/0515/p589.html

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Adolescents: ACOG Management Recommendations - Practice ...

May 15, 2020 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has new recommendations and conclusions about menstrual bleeding disorders in adolescents.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p633.html

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Putting Prevention into Practice - American ...

May 15, 2020 - A 65-year-old man with no significant medical history presents to your clinic for a wellness visit. His social history includes smoking periodically in his 20s, and his family history includes a father who died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in his 60s. The patient wants to ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p621.html

The Older Driver - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - Advancing age on its own is not a reason to stop driving. The ability to drive may enable older adults to maintain family and social interactions and to promote independence by accessing community resources, services, and volunteer opportunities.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p625.html

Segesterone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol Vaginal Ring (Annovera) for Contraception - ...

May 15, 2020 - Annovera is an effective combined progestin/estrogen contraceptive device that can be used for one year.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p618.html

Questions About Producing Online Education -- CME

May 15, 2020 - View frequently asked questions regarding producing online CME activities.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/faq/producing-online-education.html

Why the Stress-Disease Connection Matters and How to Respond - Editorials - American ...

May 15, 2020 - Emotional health and physical health are deeply intertwined, and patients who have experienced difficult events or persistent stressors may struggle to cope in a healthy way. Helping our patients recognize the connection between physical and mental well-being allows us to validate ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p585.html

Autism Screening with Follow-Up Overidentifies Autism Spectrum Disorder - POEMs - ...

May 15, 2020 - Screening for ASD with the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers with Follow-Up is effective in ruling out ASD in children who screen positive (negative predictive value of 98.6% at 2.2% prevalence).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p630.html

Equivalent Pain Relief with Different Doses of Ibuprofen - POEMs - American Family ...

May 15, 2020 - Higher doses of ibuprofen for acute pain relief offer no more benefit at 60 minutes than a single 400-mg dose. The same has been shown for chronic treatment of osteoarthritis. A higher, anti-inflammatory dose is not needed.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p631.html

Nonpharmacologic Approaches Are Better Than Medication to Control Aggression and ...

May 15, 2020 - Nonpharmacologic approaches to agitation or aggression in patients with dementia are more effective than medication (e.g., haloperidol). Outdoor activities, multidisciplinary care, and massage and touch therapy with or without music are all effective.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p631a.html

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive ...

May 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends 1-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with ultrasonography in men aged 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/od1.html

Surgery or Lasers Preferred to Foam Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins - POEMs - American...

May 15, 2020 - For symptomatic varicose veins at least 3 mm in diameter with evidence of saphenous vein reflux, laser ablation is the preferred initial therapy.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p630a.html

Employed physicians: will your contract protect you from COVID-19 budget cuts? -- FPM

May 15, 2020 - If you’re among the physicians already affected by budget cuts, or think you might be soon, here’s what you need to know about your employment contract.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Amazon Gives FPs Priority Access to COVID-19 Supplies

May 15, 2020 - Thanks to a collaborative effort by the AAFP and Amazon, Amazon Business is opening its COVID-19 Supplies store to individual physicians, allowing Academy members to purchase much-needed personal protective equipment and other medical supplies.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200515amazonbiz.html

Care of the Military Veteran Should Include Screening for Substance Use Disorders - ...

May 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor A Case of COVID-19 Infection: Chief Symptom, Diarrhea Am Fam Physician. 2020 May 15;101(10):580. To the Editor: A 67-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary artery...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p580.html

Care of the Military Veteran Should Include Screening for Substance Use Disorders - ...

May 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Care of the Military Veteran Should Include Screening for Substance Use Disorders Am Fam Physician. 2020 May 15;101(10):580-582. Original Article: Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues Issue...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p580a.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2020 Issue Reader Services Correction Am Fam Physician. 2020 May 15;101(10):582. Incorrect Title: In the Cochrane for Clinicians Intrapartum Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Length of Gestation, (January 1, 2020, p. 17) the title of the...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p582.html

FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog

May 14, 2020 - Blog updates on the issues affecting family physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

AAFP News : FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines.html

Summer Reading (and Listening) List for Sidelined Students

May 14, 2020 - In this Leader Voices Blog post, Margaret Miller, M.D., M.P.H., offers a summer media list for medical students preparing to take the next step in their training during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200514lv-readinglist.html

ACOs, Value-based Care Hang in COVID-19 Balance, AAFP Warns

May 14, 2020 - To safeguard the future of value-based care, relief is needed for Medicare Shared Savings Program participants affected by COVID-19, the AAFP told HHS in a May 14 letter.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200514covidacos.html

When My City Cheers, It Lifts Up the Front Lines

May 13, 2020 - It's a simple gesture, but Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that hearing the people of New York City cheer the doctors and others on the front lines has helped her cope with the pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200513fp-clapping.html

Medicaid Physician Payment -- Physician Payment Advocacy

May 13, 2020 - The AAFP supports Medicaid payment for primary care services at least equal to Medicare’s payment rate for those services when provided by a primary care physician.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

The Fight for FPs Will Go On -- From a New Front

May 12, 2020 - As he prepares to transition to the role of AAFP CEO/EVP this summer, Shawn Martin reflects in this In the Trenches blog post on his eight years in the Academy's Washington, D.C., office.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200512itt-fighton.html

USPSTF: Screen for HBV Infection in People at Increased Risk

May 12, 2020 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200512uspstfhbvscreen.html

Obesity -- FP Essentials

May 11, 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/492-ed.html

A Needed Role Model and Advocate for Family Medicine

May 11, 2020 - Family physician Andrea Anderson, M.D., has helped her specialty take root at a school that had lacked a family medicine presence.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200511fdf-anderson.html

AAFP Gives Administration Formula for Saving Primary Care

May 11, 2020 - In a pair of recent letters, the AAFP again called on the administration and Congress to direct relief -- and more visionary policy -- to primary care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200511sustainpractices.html

Physician Employment Issues

May 11, 2020 - What physicians need to know about COVID-related changes in their employment.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/Covid-19-practice-management/employment-issues.html

For FP Moms, This Mother's Day Is About Impact on Community

May 8, 2020 - Amid a pandemic, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., and Kimberly Becher, M.D., reflect in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on a Mother's Day like no other for physician moms.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200508fp-mothersday.html

AAFP Commissions

May 8, 2020 - Commissions, AAFP commissions

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions.html

Descriptions of Commissions

May 8, 2020 - Read descriptions of AAFP commissions, which are appointed by the Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions/description.mem.html

MMWR: COVID-19 Has Provoked Drop in Childhood Immunizations

May 8, 2020 - A new CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Early Release indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting childhood immunizations in the United States.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200508covidvax.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 109 - May 1, 2020 -- American Family Physician

May 8, 2020 - Episode 109 includes discussions on tranexamic acid, ISBchek for irritable bowel syndrome, endometrial biopsy, megestrol for palliative care, migraines in children, chronic dyspnea, and antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/109.html

Physicians for Life Member Interest Group -- Member Interest Groups

May 7, 2020 - Join the AAFP Physicians for Life Member Interest Group and learn about their objectives and long-term goals.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/physicians-for-life.html

AAFP Delivers Pointed Congressional Briefing on COVID-19

May 7, 2020 - A recent virtual briefing that included the founders of the Primary Care Caucus laid out sobering new data on threatened primary care practices and advocated for legislative solutions.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200507congressbriefing.html

COVID 19 Testing - Guide for Physicians

May 7, 2020 - Testing is key in responding to a global pandemic like COVID-19. But information on coronavirus testing is evolving constantly. This resource offers family physicians guidance, from who should be tested and test availability, to specimen collection and coding and billing.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/covid-19_resources/covid-19--testing.html

Let's Learn From Pandemic so All May 'Live Long and Prosper'

May 6, 2020 - Gary LeRoy, M.D., examines parallels between the current health crisis and the 1918 flu pandemic and writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that we must learn from history this time.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200506lv-covidhistory.html

Medical Schools, Underrepresentation In Medicine

May 6, 2020 - Find out about the recommendations of the AAFP to work toward equitable representation of minorities and women as medical students.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/med-school-minority.html

Family Physicians as Role Models for Underrepresented Students

May 6, 2020 - Read the AAFP's strategies for addressing the underrepresentation of students in medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/minority-students.html

COVID-19: Frequently Asked Telehealth Questions

May 6, 2020 - An FAQ for the most common telehealth and telemedicine questions from the AAFP.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/faq.html

AAFP Advocacy Wins With CMS Telehealth Payment Boost

May 5, 2020 - CMS announced retroactive increased payment for audio-only telemedicine that covers more services, a change the AAFP has been urging since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200505telehealthboost.html

USPSTF: Intervene to Keep Youth From Starting Tobacco Use

May 5, 2020 - On April 28, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary on primary care interventions for the prevention and cessation of tobacco use in children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200505uspstftobaccoyouth.html

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

May 4, 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

Encounter Forms -- FPM Toolbox

May 4, 2020 - Download encounter forms to help ensure accurate documentation for asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and other conditions common in primary care.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Encounter Forms

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=12

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

May 4, 2020 - 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

New opportunity to get paid for treating uninsured COVID-19 patients -- FPM

May 4, 2020 - The Department of Health and Human Services will soon start accepting claims for COVID-19-related testing and treatment of uninsured patients, to be reimbursed at Medicare rates.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

A checklist for reopening your practice for non-essential face-to-face visits -- FPM

May 4, 2020 - The decision to reopen a practice for non-essential in-person visits depends on many factors, including the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in your area. When it’s time to reopen, use this checklist to help ease the process and keep everyone safe.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Holding People Sacred in Time of Loss

May 4, 2020 - MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that she is praying for dying patients and crying with her nurses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200504fp-covidsacred.html

From 'Unnecessary' to Indispensable

May 4, 2020 - Hima Ekanadham, M.D., and her family physician colleagues -- once deemed unnecessary by their institution -- are playing vital roles at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200504fdf-ekanadham.html

COVID-19: Coding Scenarios

May 4, 2020 - Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios.html

Coding Scenario: Telehealth

May 4, 2020 - Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios/telehealth.html

Coding Scenario: Virtual-Digital

May 4, 2020 - Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios/virtual-digital.html

Coding Scenario: Audio-only

May 4, 2020 - Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios/audio-only.html

Coding Scenario: Coding for In-Person Visits

May 4, 2020 - Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios/in-person.html

Tickborne Diseases: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

May 1, 2020 - Tickborne diseases that affect patients in the United States include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, tularemia, Colorado tick fever, and tickborne relapsing fever. Tickborne diseases are increasing in incidence and should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p530.html

Chronic Dyspnea: Diagnosis and Evaluation - American Family Physician

May 1, 2020 - Dyspnea is a symptom arising from a complex interplay of diseases and physiologic states and is commonly encountered in primary care. It is considered chronic if present for more than one month. As a symptom, dyspnea is a predictor for all-cause mortality. The likeliest causes of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p542.html

Endometrial Biopsy: Tips and Pitfalls - American Family Physician

May 1, 2020 - Endometrial biopsy is a safe and efficient method to evaluate the endometrium for a variety of indications, most commonly abnormal uterine bleeding and postmenopausal bleeding. Endometrial biopsy is highly specific for diagnosing atypical hyperplasia and endometrial cancer in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p551.html

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family Physician

May 1, 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

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