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AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Headache - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type headaches, and treatment of headaches. This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 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

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Obesity - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, childhood obesity, diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, and weight loss maintenance. This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Sepsis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - Guidelines published in 2016 provide a revised definition of sepsis: life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. The guidelines define septic shock as sepsis with circulatory, cellular, and metabolic dysfunction that is associated with a ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Frequent Headaches: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - Most frequent headaches are typically migraine or tension-type headaches and are often exacerbated by medication overuse. Repeated headaches can induce central sensitization and transformation to chronic headaches that are intractable, are difficult to treat, and cause significant ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p419.html

Cutaneous Cryosurgery for Common Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - Cryosurgery is the application of freezing temperatures to achieve the destruction of tissue. Cutaneous cryosurgery has become a commonly performed outpatient procedure because of the combination of its safety, effectiveness, low cost, ease of use, lack of need for injectable ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Anxiety Disorders - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Inpatient Medicine - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - As risk-adjustment scoring increases, the pressure is on to code hypertension correctly. Here’s an overview using common patient scenarios.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p23.html

Panel Size Is Just a Number: A Rubric for Opening and Closing Panels -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Deciding whether primary care doctors have the capacity to take on more patients requires accounting for things like productivity, as well as panel size.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p7.html

Is This Some Kind of Joke? Understanding and Using Humor in the Clinical Setting -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - The wrong joke at the wrong time can shatter the doctor-patient relationship, but humor used wisely has health benefits and strengthens bonds in stressful situations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p11.html

Caring for Me Is Caring for You: The Power of Self-Care and Personal Transformation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Want to see change in your team, your organization, or beyond? Start by filling your own tank.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p17.html

Looking Beyond Diagnostic Criteria -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - The power of family medicine is seeing patients as more than just signs and symptoms.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p36.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2020 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - New code for vaping-related illness | Ultrasound services in the office | Autism screening | Does your documentation need codes or modifiers?

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p31.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2020 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Make office redesign a collaborative project | Designate a vaccine update expert | Handle disability exams with empathy and practicality

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p32.html

On Baby Pictures and Empty Nests -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - Sharing life transitions is both a challenge and a joy of long-standing patient relationships.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/p5.html

70 Years of American Family Physician - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - The mission of providing practical and clinically relevant information to busy physicians has been the force behind AFP's impressive improvements during the past 70 years.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p389.html

Tendinopathy, Medical Abortion, Counseling for Children and Adolescents, Cold ...

Apr 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/2020/0401/p398.html

Frostbite: Recommendations for Prevention and Treatment from the Wilderness Medical ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Recommendations for prevention and treatment of frostbite from the Wilderness Medical Society.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p440.html

Interventions for Reducing Childhood Obesity - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Individual dietary interventions alone fail to change body mass index or the standardized BMI z-score across all age groups. The impact of regular physical activity or combined dietary and physical activity interventions is modest at best.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p394.html

Probiotics to Augment Antifungal Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis - FPIN's ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Adding probiotics (typically Lactobacillus species) to antifungal therapy for vulvovaginal candidiasis improves short-term cure rates by 14% and reduces one-month relapse rates by 66%.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p432.html

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training vs. Control for Urinary Incontinence in Women - Cochrane ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Use of pelvic floor muscle training to treat women with all subtypes of urinary incontinence results in improvement or cure vs. no treatment (number needed to treat [NNT] = 2.5; 95% CI, 1.4 to 5.4). Treatment with pelvic floor muscle training also results in one fewer episode of leakage...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p393.html

Persistent Infraorbital Plaque - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2020 - A woman presents with a pruritic mass under one eye that had been growing slowly for three years.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p429.html

Benzodiazepines for Panic Disorder in Adults - Medicine by the Numbers - American ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Should benzodiazepeines continue to be prescribed during the initiation phase of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for acute relief of panic attacks? Find out more.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/od1.html

Five Days of Penicillin for Strep Throat Is Equal to 10 Days - POEMs - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Five days of 800-mg penicillin four times a day produced noninferior results to 10 days of 1,000-mg penicillin three times a day, with shorter symptom duration. This is not the first study to show similar benefits with a shorter duration of oral antibiotics.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p434.html

Bedtime Instead of Morning Ingestion of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly ...

Apr 1, 2020 - This study found a significant reduction in mortality and morbidity among patients who took their once-daily anti-hypertensive medications at bedtime instead of in the morning. No significant difference occurred in compliance rates between bedtime and morning ingestion times. Individual...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p434a.html

Results of Fecal Immunochemical Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening Not Affected by ...

Apr 1, 2020 - The use of aspirin, NSAIDs, and oral anticoagulants has no clinically important effects on the positive predictive value of FIT in a screening population.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p435.html

No Benefit to Routine Antipsychotic Use for Treatment or Prevention of Delirium in ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Evidence does not support the routine use of haloperidol or second-generation antipsychotics for the treatment or prevention of delirium in hospitalized patients. Although second-generation antipsychotics may reduce the incidence of delirium in the postoperative setting, more research ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p435a.html

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

Mar 31, 2020 - The AAFP’s Child and Adolescent Health course offers the latest in family medicine, networking with other family physicians and Live CME.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Three federal telehealth rules that no longer apply during the COVID-19 pandemic -- FPM

Mar 31, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is waiving a number of telehealth rules during the COVID-19 public health emergency to encourage physicians to evaluate and treat patients remotely, when possible.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Managing a telephone encounter: Five tips for effective communication -- FPM

Mar 31, 2020 - It can be hard to let patients know you understand them without the benefit of nonverbal cues. These tips can help.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Taking Care of Each Other in This Time of Crisis

Mar 31, 2020 - Kimberly Becher, M.D., reports in this Fresh Perspectives blog post how she is caring for her rural community amid the COVID-19 pandemic and how that community is supporting her clinic with needed supplies.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200331fp-covidcare.html

Telehealth Deserves Payment; the AAFP Is Helping Secure It

Mar 31, 2020 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's efforts to help family physicians during the pandemic, including securing payment for telephone-based services.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200331itt-telehealth.html

AAFP Eases CME, Dues Deadlines so FPs Can Focus on Pandemic

Mar 31, 2020 - To make sure nothing pulls FPs' attention away from the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP is easing CME requirements for membership and extending the deadline for payment of dues.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200331membershipcovid.html

COVID-19: CMS Relaxes Regulatory Requirements for Physicians and Hospitals

Mar 31, 2020 - On March 30, CMS announced plans to temporarily relax several regulations to help the health care system deal with COVID-19 and expected patient surges. These adjustments, which are retroactive to March 1, reflect recent AAFP advocacy and are listed here.

Advocacy : Hub Archive

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/ffm-archive/cms-relaxes-reg-req.html

COVID-19 -- FPM Topic Collection

Mar 30, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=113

AAFP Dermatology CME Course in Phoenix, AZ

Mar 30, 2020 - Understand and diagnose challenging skin problems while earning CME. Attend the AAFP’s Skin Conditions and Diseases live course in Phoenix, AZ

CME : CME by Topic

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

Medicare expanding accelerated and advance payments due to COVID-19 -- FPM

Mar 30, 2020 - The payments are typically offered during natural disasters. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS is expanding the program for all Medicare providers and suppliers throughout the country.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

How to leave coronavirus behind when you come home -- FPM

Mar 30, 2020 - Providing patient care during the pandemic means you and your family are at risk for exposure. Here's how to limit the risk as you return home at the end of your workday.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/covid19_home.html

Operationalizing Virtual Visits During a Public Health Pandemic -- FPM

Mar 30, 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 : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/online/virtual_visits.html

FP Playing Key Role in States' Pandemic Response

Mar 30, 2020 - As chief medical officer for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, family physician Marcus Plescia, M.D., M.P.H., plays an important role in states' pandemic response.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200330fdf-plescia.html

Medicare Physicians' COVID-19 Payment Relief Is Underway

Mar 30, 2020 - Family physicians racing to quell the COVID-19 pandemic can expect a significant payment boost from CMS, thanks to the Academy's advocacy.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200330covidpayment.html

COVID-19: Changes to CME Requirements and Member Dues

Mar 29, 2020 - Learn more about AAFP membership requirements and dues relief for members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/membership-requirements-and-dues-relief.html

COVID-19: Financial Relief for Family Physicians

Mar 29, 2020 - The AAFP breaks down CARES Act, what it means for family physicians, and how to get the funding your practice needs now to battle COVID-19.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief.html

AAFP Emergency CME Livestream -- CME

Mar 27, 2020 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME-without traveling. Livestream the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care course, April 22-25, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

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

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

Mar 27, 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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Research Briefs -- American Family Physician

Mar 27, 2020 - View the top 20 articles published in American Family Physician in 2019.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/covid-19-daily-briefs.html

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources -- American Family Physician

Mar 27, 2020 - List of coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for health care professionals.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/COVID-19.html

Annals of Family Medicine Issues Call for COVID-19 Content

Mar 27, 2020 - In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Annals of Family Medicine is announcing a call for papers and various other materials containing COVID-19 related content.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200327annalsfmcovid.html

Fix the Biggest Leak in the Primary Care Pipeline

Mar 27, 2020 - Despite record numbers of medical students matching into family medicine, AAFP Senior Vice President for Education Clif Knight, M.D., says U.S. allopathic medical schools must produce more family physicians.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20200327guested-pipeline.html

AAFP Initial Response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Mar 27, 2020 - Initial response from the AAFP on the passing of the CARES Act related to COVID-19 and family physicians.

Advocacy : Hub Archive

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/ffm-archive/cares-act-response.html

COVID-19: Member Communications Town Hall QandA Archive

Mar 27, 2020 - The AAFP archive of questions and answers from Virtual Town Halls related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications/q-a-archive.html

Updated FMX Exhibit Policies

Mar 27, 2020 -

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/resources/policy-updates.html

Updated National Conference Exhibit Policies

Mar 27, 2020 -

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/exhibitors/policy-updates.html

AAFP Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 -- CME

Mar 26, 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

R. Shawn Martin -- Executive Management Team

Mar 26, 2020 - Shawn Martin senior vice president, advocacy, practice advancement and policy at the AAFP, is responsible for overseeing the AAFP Division of Government Relations and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, DC, as well as the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/staff/r-shawn-martin.html

The parking lot visit: how it works -- FPM

Mar 25, 2020 - In an effort to minimize patient and staff exposure to infectious pathogens (such as COVID-19), some clinics are conducting parts or the entirety of the encounter in the parking lot or even in the patient's car.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

COVID-19 Pandemic: News and Views

Mar 25, 2020 - This AAFP News section features news and commentary about the global disease outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus. Check here often for the latest updates.

AAFP News : COVID-19 Pandemic: News and Views

https://www.aafp.org/news/covid-19-news.html

Physician tips for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 25, 2020 - A practicing family physician offers tips to help other family physicians answer patient questions, conduct screening protocols and recognize potential cases.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19.html

COVID-19: Member Communications

Mar 25, 2020 - The AAFP archive of all member communications related to COVID-19, including emails and town hall replays.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications.html

COVID:19: Practice Management

Mar 25, 2020 - Find resources that can help you manage your practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

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

COVID-19: Member Communications Email Archive

Mar 25, 2020 - The AAFP archive of member emails related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications/email-archive.html

COVID-19: Member Communications Town Hall Archive

Mar 25, 2020 - The AAFP archive of COVID-19 town halls, which are held live every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. CDT beginning March 25.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-member-communications/town-hall-archive.html

COVID-19: CME

Mar 25, 2020 - Earn CME credit on new AAFP activities and access additional COVID-19 education resources.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19_cme.html

COVID-19: Resources

Mar 25, 2020 - Get AAFP-vetted resources to prepare your practice, help your patients, and stay informed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

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

When can recovering COVID-19 patients leave isolation, and do they need return-to-work ...

Mar 24, 2020 - As the COVID-19 outbreaks continues, more physicians may be fielding calls from recovering patients who want to know when they can return to daily activities, including work.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/covid19_work_notes.html

Private Practice in a Time of Pandemic

Mar 24, 2020 - In this Leader Voices Blog post, Andrew Carroll, M.D., details how he changed processes and procedures in his practice -- including expanding telehealth -- after COVID-19 spread into his state.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200324lv-pandemic.html

AAFP to Host Weekly COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls

Mar 24, 2020 - As the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy will begin hosting a weekly Virtual Town Hall each Wednesday to give members the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200324covidtownhalls.html

Livestream from your device AAFP Internal Medicine CME Course -- CME

Mar 23, 2020 - Earn live CME credits and maximize your patient care with the AAFP’s Adult Medicine livestream.

CME : CME by Topic

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

CMS offers data reporting relief in response to COVID-19 -- FPM

Mar 23, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended the deadline to submit 2019 performance data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System due to COVID-19.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

A virtual visit algorithm: how to differentiate and code telehealth visits, e-visits, ...

Mar 23, 2020 - There are three options for providing virtual visits: telehealth visits, e-visits, and virtual check-ins. Here's how to tell them apart, and how to code for them.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Must Include Physicians, AAFP Says

Mar 23, 2020 - Stimulus legislation intended to ease burdens posed by the COVID-19 pandemic should support and sustain physicians and their practices during this unprecedented national emergency, said the Academy and four other groups in a March 20 letter to congressional leaders.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200323covidstimulus.html

Inside Look at Using Telemedicine During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 23, 2020 - The AAFP recently updated its guidance on using telehealth to specifically address caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members can also exchange information on virtual visits via a new online community.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200323covidtelehealth.html

Stream AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course -- CME

Mar 20, 2020 - The Care of Chronic Conditions CME livestream course offers tools and insights for conditions you see every day - without traveling. Sept 9-12, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Patient triage, scheduling, and rooming: three ways to adapt your workflows for ...

Mar 20, 2020 - As increasing numbers of patients contact physicians’ offices to report symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory infection, practices need to adapt their workflows to minimize exposure. Here are three recommended changes.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

COVID-19: FP Searches for Supplies, Information and Lessons

Mar 20, 2020 - As COVID-19 spreads across the country, Allison Edwards, M.D., describes the difficulty and frustration of preparing for the pandemic 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/20200320fp-ppesearch.html

Despite Canceled Celebrations, A Record Year for Family Medicine in the 2020 Match

Mar 20, 2020 - Match Day 2020: Despite Canceled Celebrations, Another Record Year for Family Medicine in the 2020 Match

Press Center : Media Kits

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/match-day-2020.html

More U.S. Students Match to Family Medicine in Record Year

Mar 20, 2020 - In the first entirely unified match for allopathic and osteopathic medical students, the total number of U.S. students and graduates matching into the specialty increased by 103 while the overall family medicine match increased by nearly 500.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200320matchday.html

AAFP Tells Insurers to Meet Demand for Telehealth Payment

Mar 20, 2020 - To allow family physicians maximum flexibility to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP this week asked Congress and insurers to require that all health insurance plans expand coverage for virtual care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200320telehealthcoverage.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 106 - March 15, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Mar 20, 2020 - Episode 106 includes includes Breathe by Renée Crichlow, MD, and discussions on combination therapy for hypertension, esketamine for depression, guidelines for group B Streptococcus disease, medication use to reduce breast cancer risk, genital ulcers, Clinical Answers quick-fire.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/106.html

COVID-19 Daily Updates Archive

Mar 20, 2020 - This is an archive of the COVID-19 Daily Updates to ensure members can still find important information that was previously published.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-daily/COVID-19_Daily_update_Archive.html

Despite Canceled Celebrations, A Record Year for Family Medicine in the 2020 Match

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Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/match-2020.html

How to tell policymakers what you need to fight COVID-19 -- FPM

Mar 19, 2020 - Telling state or federal representatives what’s going on in your practices can not only make them better informed, it can also help ward off feelings of helplessness.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/covid19_advocacy_tips.html

AAFP Grassroots Advocacy Tools for Engaging Federal Policymakers on COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020 - Tools from the AAFP on how to engage federal policymakers to advocate for family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/advocacy-tools.html

Making self-care a priority, even now -- FPM

Mar 18, 2020 - Now more than ever, physicians need to be practicing self-care so they can continue to care for others. Here are four things you can do - but just pick one.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

New Physicians Share Match Day Memories, Advice

Mar 18, 2020 - With the results of the National Resident Matching Program scheduled to be released on March 20, we asked our new physician bloggers to share memories of their own Match Days. Read what they shared 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/20200318fp-matchmemories.html

U.S. FP Shares COVID-19 Insights From Practice in China

Mar 18, 2020 - As thousands of U.S. family physicians brace for COVID-19 in their communities, AAFP member Laura Jordhen, M.D., shares her insights after experiencing the outbreak at her practice in China.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200318covid19qa.html

Gallup Survey: Support for Childhood Vaccination Declining

Mar 18, 2020 - Results of a recent Gallup survey indicate that overall support for childhood vaccinations has dropped 10% in the past two decades. The survey found that 84% of adults surveyed in 2019 said it was extremely or very important that parents vaccinate their children, down from 94% in 2001.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200318gallupvax.html

Using Telehealth to Care for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 18, 2020 - What you need to know about providing telehealth services to patients during COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

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

America’s Frontline Physicians Recommend Further Actions to Address COVID-19

Mar 18, 2020 - Today America’s frontline physicians issued a series of recommendations about steps that should be taken to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/covid19-further-actions.html

Match QandA: Will You Find What You're Looking For?

Mar 17, 2020 - Match Day is almost here. In this Leader Voices Blog post, fourth-year medical student Margaret Miller and family medicine resident Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., share a conversation about their Match experiences.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200317lv-match.html

COVID-19: The AAFP Is Working to Keep You Informed, Prepared

Mar 17, 2020 - As COVID-19 spreads, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the resources the Academy is making available and the steps it is taking to help family physicians prepare for the pandemic.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200317itt-covidefforts.html

COVID-19 Daily Updates for Members

Mar 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Daily Updates for AAFP Members corona virus

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/COVID-19-daily.html

Standout Student Eager for Match Results

Mar 16, 2020 - Elana Curry has been a medical student leader at Ohio State University. On March 20, she'll be one of the thousands of fourth-year students waiting to find out where they will complete their training.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200316fdf-curry.html

Academy Pushes for Strong Federal Response to COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020 - In a series of recent letters, the AAFP pressed lawmakers and administration officials to speed the flow of materials and data to family physicians and to reinforce the primary care safety net.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200316covidadvocacy.html

USPSTF: Screen All Adults 18-79 for HCV Infection

Mar 16, 2020 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a final recommendation statement that calls for screening all adults ages 18-79 for hepatitis C virus infection.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200316uspstfhcvscreen.html

Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2020 - More than 70% of adults treated for primary hypertension will eventually require at least two antihypertensive agents, either initially as combination therapy or as add-on therapy if monotherapy and lifestyle modifications do not achieve adequate blood pressure control. Four main ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p341.html

Office Spirometry: Indications and Interpretation - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2020 - High-quality, office-based spirometry provides diagnostic information as useful and reliable as testing performed in a pulmonary function laboratory. Spirometry may be used to monitor progression of lung disease and response to therapy. A stepwise approach to spirometry allows for ease ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p362.html

Genital Ulcers: Differential Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2020 - Genital ulcers may be located on the vagina, penis, and anorectal or perineal areas and may be infectious or noninfectious. Herpes simplex virus is the most common cause of genital ulcers in the United States. A diagnosis of genital herpes simplex virus infection is made through ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p355.html

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