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AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

Aug 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

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Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - 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

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Menstrual Disorders - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 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

Care of Special Populations - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on the care of special populations and related issues, including ethnic minorities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons; homeless and uninsured persons; and mentally retarded persons. This collection features AFP content on the care of ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on complementary and alternative medicine, including herbs and dietary supplements, acupuncture, meditation, and yoga. This collection features AFP content on complementary and alternative medicine, including herbs and dietary supplements, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=60

Acute Pyelonephritis in Adults: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - Acute pyelonephritis is a bacterial infection of the kidney and renal pelvis and should be suspected in patients with flank pain and laboratory evidence of urinary tract infection. Urine culture with antimicrobial susceptibility testing should be performed in all patients and used to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p173.html

Neck Pain: Initial Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - Neck pain is a common presenting symptom in the primary care setting and causes significant disability. The broad differential diagnosis requires an efficient but global assessment; therefore, emphasis is typically placed on red flags that can assist in the early recognition and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p150.html

Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - Continuous electronic fetal monitoring was developed to screen for signs of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, and impending fetal death during labor. Because these events have a low prevalence, continuous electronic fetal monitoring has a false-positive rate of 99%. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p158.html

Ten EHR Strategies for Efficient Documentation -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Applying even one of these 10 strategies can help you reduce frustration, improve productivity, and get home earlier.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p5.html

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p29.html

Two Habits of a Healthy Team: Managing Conflict and Practicing Gratitude -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Most teams try to avoid conflict, yet can’t stop focusing on the negative. Healthy teams do the opposite.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p11.html

Developing Your Professional Career Plan -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - The key to a fulfilling career is to know what’s important to you - from your mission, identity, and direction to family, fun, and finances - and then pursue that.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p21.html

Understanding Value-Based Payment: A Primer for Family Physicians -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Public and private payers are transitioning away from fee-for-service and emphasizing value-based payment models. This supplement from the American Academy of Family Physicians describes what you need to know about the transition and how it may affect you and your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p25.html

Increasing Pneumococcal Immunization Rates -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - This supplement from the American Academy of Family Physicians shares learnings from state chapter quality improvement initiatives designed to increase adult pneumococcal vaccination rates. The project was supported by a grant from Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p17.html

Ten Tips for Cultivating Patience During Uncertain Times -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - It’s easy to feel impatient with ourselves and others these days. But research suggests impatience can be bad for our health. Here’s a better way to respond.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p43.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2020 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Lab tests requiring modifier QW | Newborn: new patient or not? | Shared services for new patients | Coding sex-specific services for transgender patients | Pacemaker due to sick sinus syndrome

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p36.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2020 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Use EHR sticky notes to connect with patients personally | Talking your team through a crisis | Get credit for pre- and post-exam work

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p38.html

Maintaining Patient Relationships in the Age of Hospitalists, Urgent Care, and a ...

Aug 1, 2020 - It was already difficult to get enough face-to-face time with patients before COVID-19 hit. Bonding with them now takes even more effort.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p4.html

COVID-19, Acne Treatment, Threatened Miscarriage, Pilonidal Disease - AFP Clinical ...

Aug 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/2020/0801/p142.html

Acupuncture for Knee Osteoarthritis - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 Issue FPIN's Help Desk Answers Acupuncture for Knee Osteoarthritis SUSAN E. HANSEN, MA; NEILSON M. MATHEWS, MD; SUSAN S. MATHIEU, MD; and VERONICA M. BROHM, DO, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania BETH AUTEN, MSLIS,...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p184.html

VTE in Patients with Cancer: Guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology ...

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 Issue Practice Guidelines VTE in Patients with Cancer: Guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology Am Fam Physician. 2020 Aug 1;102(3):188-189. This clinical content conforms to AAFP criteria for CME. See the CME Quiz...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p188.html

Fetal Fibronectin Testing in Threatened Preterm Labor - Medicine by the Numbers - ...

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 Issue Medicine by the Numbers A Collaboration of TheNNT.com and AFP Fetal Fibronectin Testing in Threatened Preterm Labor DEAN A. SEEHUSEN, MD, MPH, and MARK SCHWADE, BS Am Fam Physician. 2020 Aug 1;102(3):145-146. Details for This...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p145.html

Smoking Cessation with Text Messaging and App-Based Interventions - Cochrane for ...

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 Issue Cochrane for Clinicians Putting Evidence into Practice Smoking Cessation with Text Messaging and App-Based Interventions ELIZABETH SALISBURY-AFSHAR, MD, MPH, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, Illinois RUCHI M. FITZGERALD,...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p148.html

Race-Based Treatment Decisions Perpetuate Structural Racism - Letters to the Editor - ...

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Race-Based Treatment Decisions Perpetuate Structural Racism Am Fam Physician. 2020 Aug 1;102(3):136-137. Original Article: Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy Issue Date: March 15, 2020 Available...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p136.html

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Premenopausal Patients and the Role of NSAIDs - Cochrane ...

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 Issue Cochrane for Clinicians Putting Evidence into Practice Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Premenopausal Patients and the Role of NSAIDs ANNE MOUNSEY, MD, and RITA M. LAHLOU, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina Department of Family...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p147.html

Benefits of Teaching Medical Students: Perspectives from a Community Physician ...

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 Issue Editorials Benefits of Teaching Medical Students: Perspectives from a Community Physician Preceptor Am Fam Physician. 2020 Aug 1;102(3):140-141. I am a community family physician seeing 20 to 30 patients daily. As with many...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p140.html

Hyperpigmentation of the Tongue and Buccal Mucosa - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 Issue Photo Quiz Hyperpigmentation of the Tongue and Buccal Mucosa H.U. REHMAN, MBBS, FRCPC, FRCPI, FRCP (Glas), FACP, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada SARAH LOHRENZ, MD, University of...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p181.html

Rates of Adverse Effects of Treatment for Otitis Media Vary by Antibiotic and Dose - ...

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 Issue POEMs Patient-Oriented Evidence That Matters Rates of Adverse Effects of Treatment for Otitis Media Vary by Antibiotic and Dose Am Fam Physician. 2020 Aug 1;102(3):186. Clinical Question How often do children experience adverse...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p186.html

Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2020 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p158-s1.html

American Family Physician

Jul 31, 2020 - American Family Physician is a semi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians. AFP’s chief objective is to provide high-quality continuing medical education for more than 190,000 family physicians and other primary care clinicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp.html

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

Jul 31, 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

Racism in Health Care: Creating a More Equitable Health Care Experience -- FPM

Jul 31, 2020 - Devoting time to learn about race and racism may help us make the health care experience more equitable and rewarding for our patients of color.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

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

CMS and CDC release guidance on counseling patients tested for COVID-19 -- FPM

Jul 30, 2020 - Counseling patients about the importance of isolating, in particular, can help reduce transmission of the illness.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Two strategies to keep healthy teams healthy and get dysfunctional teams functioning --...

Jul 30, 2020 - TCOVID-19, financial struggles, racial injustice, civil unrest - these are stressful times. If your team has navigated them successfully so far, establishing these two habits can help keep it on track. If your team is falling into backbiting and dysfunction, they can help you turn ...

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

During COVID-19 Pandemic, Public Health Is Personal

Jul 30, 2020 - In this FPs on the Front Lines blog post, Jennifer Bacani McKenney, M.D., relates the challenges of trying to protect the community she grew up in during a pandemic as a family physician and county health officer.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200730fl-publichealthpersonal.html

Resident Work Hours

Jul 30, 2020 - Read AAFP's policy on limitations and other regulations of resident work hours.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/resident-work.html

Teaching, Physician Responsibility

Jul 30, 2020 - Read the AAFP's support of physicians engaged in physician education and serving in an active teaching role.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/teaching-responsibility.html

AAFP Advocacy Visible in Value-based Payment Legislation

Jul 30, 2020 - In a July 24 letter, the AAFP lauded the Value in Health Care Act's support of value-based care models and accountable care organizations.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200730vhcact.html

HHS Issues Reporting Requirements for COVID-19 Testing

Jul 30, 2020 - HHS has imposed new reporting requirements that implement the agency's June guidance establishing national standards for data elements and patient demographic information related to COVID-19 testing that must be collected and reported.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200730coviddatareporting.html

Study Examines Telehealth, Rural Disparities in Pandemic

Jul 30, 2020 - New research suggests that telehealth services can improve health disparities for patients in rural areas, but lack of broadband access remains a barrier for many.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200730ruraltelehealth.html

Yes, You Can Practice Full-scope Family Medicine

Jul 29, 2020 - MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H.; writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that finding a job that allows her to use the full scope of her family medicine training was worth the second effort.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200729fp-scope.html

Issues Related to the Incarceration and Detention of Minors

Jul 29, 2020 - Read about AAFP's policy on Issues Related to the Incarceration and Detention of Minors.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/incarceration-minors.html

Mental Health, Physician Responsibility

Jul 29, 2020 - Read AAFP's support for family physician's ability to diagnosis and and treat problems in mental health.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mental-responsibility.html

Membership Evaluation, Discrimination in

Jul 29, 2020 - Read the AAFP's statement on discrimination in any form.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/membership-evaluation.html

Ethics and Advance Planning for End-of-Life Care

Jul 29, 2020 - Read about AAFP's policy on ethics and advance planning for end-of-life care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Sensitivity to Diversity and Cultural Proficiency in AAFP Education

Jul 29, 2020 - Read about AAFP's policy on Sensitivity to Diversity and Cultural Proficiency in AAFP Education.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/sensitivity-diversity.html

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

Jul 29, 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

Your Patient Wants a Second Opinion? It's Not Personal

Jul 28, 2020 - Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., writes that her own experience as a patient offered a humbling reminder not take it personally when a patient asks for a second opinion.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200728lv-secondopinion.html

Resolution No. 422 (California F) - Improve Access to Health Care for Formerly ...

Jul 28, 2020 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support efforts to improve access to health care for formerly incarcerated persons following their release.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-f.mem.html

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