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Current Concepts in Concussion: Initial Evaluation and Management - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2019 - Mild traumatic brain injury, also known as concussion, is common in adults and youth and is a major health concern. Concussion is caused by direct or indirect external trauma to the head resulting in shear stress to brain tissue from rotational or angular forces. Concussion can affect a...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p426.html

The Geriatric Assessment - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2011 - The geriatric assessment is a multidimensional, multidisciplinary assessment designed to evaluate an older person’s functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health, and socioenvironmental circumstances. It is usually initiated when the physician identifies a potential ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p48.html

Initial Management of Patients with HIV Infection - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2016 - Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has become a treatable chronic disease with near-normal life expectancy when patients receive antiretroviral therapy (ART). Family physicians and other primary care clinicians commonly provide long-term comprehensive care for persons with HIV...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/p708.html

Health Maintenance in Women - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2013 - The health maintenance examination is an opportunity to focus on disease prevention and health promotion. The patient history should include screening for tobacco use, alcohol misuse, intimate partner violence, and depression. Premenopausal women should receive preconception counseling ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p30.html

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2015 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic illness that can cause marked distress and disability. It is a complex disorder with a variety of manifestations and symptom dimensions, some of which are underrecognized. Early recognition and treatment with OCD-specific therapies may ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/p896.html

High Blood Pressure: ACC/AHA Releases Updated Guideline - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 15, 2018 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) recently updated their guideline on the prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high BP in adults. The ACC/AHA recommendations were based on a systematic review that addressed four questions ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p413.html

The Geriatric Patient: A Systematic Approach to Maintaining Health - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2000 - The number of persons 65 years of age and older continues to increase dramatically in the United States. Comprehensive health maintenance screening of this population is becoming an important task for primary care physicians. As outlined by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1089.html

The Visually Impaired Patient - American Family Physician

May 15, 2008 - Blindness or low vision affects more than 3 million Americans 40 years and older, and this number is projected to reach 5.5 million by 2020. In addition to treating a patient's vision loss and comorbid medical issues, physicians must be aware of the physical limitations and social ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0515/p1431.html

Care of Cancer Survivors - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2005 - Cancer survivors are at increased risk for recurrence of their original malignancy; development of second primary malignancies; and medical, developmental, and psychologic problems resulting from cancer therapy, genetic predisposition to cancer, and other risk factors. Surveillance ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p699.html

Pharmacologic Management of Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2008 - Hypertension is a common comorbidity in patients with diabetes, and adequate control of blood pressure significantly reduces the risk of macrovascular and microvascular complications. Patients with diabetes should achieve a target blood pressure of less than 130/80 mm Hg. The use of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/p1277.html

Cutaneous Melanoma: Update on Prevention, Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment - ...

Jul 15, 2005 - Melanoma is an increasingly common malignancy, and it affects a younger population than most cancers. Risk factors for melanoma include white race, sun sensitivity, family history of melanoma, and melanocytic nevi. Sunburn and intermittent sun exposure appear to increase the risk of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p269.html

Oppositional Defiant Disorder - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2008 - Oppositional defiant disorder is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed., as a recurrent pattern of developmentally inappropriate, negativistic, defiant, and disobedient behavior toward authority figures. This behavior often appears in the preschool...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1001/p861.html

FMX Searchable Schedule

Mar 20, 2019 - Plan your 2019 FMX experience with our searchable schedule. The schedule allows you filter FMX sessions and events by topic, type, faculty or day, search by keywords, and sort by date and time. 2019 FMX, September 24-28, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/schedule/schedule.html

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations - American Family Physician

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Harm

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/search.htm

Advances in the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)

For over a decade, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has invested in research and implementation projects to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in diverse health care settings. AHRQ’s commitment to HAI prevention has been expressed in activities within ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/brandt-advances-prevention-control-hais.pdf

Pain Management and Opioid Abuse: A Public Health Concern

Chronic nonmalignant pain is a health care condition that affects a significant number of Americans and is associated with significant morbidity. In addition to the physical discomfort, chronic pain causes significant work absenteeism, family disruption, and impairment of normal ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/opioid-abuse-position-paper.pdf

Clinical Practice Guideline: Otitis Media with Effusion

The purpose of this guideline is to inform clinicians of evidence-based methods to identify, monitor, and manage Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) in children aged 2 months through 12 years. The guideline may not apply to children older than 12 years because OME is uncommon and the ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/OMEFinal.pdf

Choosing Wisely: Interventions to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Harm

...Downloaded from the American Family Physician website at www.aafp.org/afp. Copyright © 2014 American Academy of Family Physicians. For the private, noncommercial use of one individual user of the website. All other rights reserved. Contact copyrights@aafp.org for copyright questions...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/choosing-wisely-table-10-14.pdf

Full AAFP Response to the CMS MACRA Request for Information

AAFP response to the CMS request for information regarding implementation of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), promotion of Alternative Payment Models (APM), and incentive payments for participation in eligible APMs

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-MACRA-RFI-110915.pdf

AAFP response to the 2017 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP regulatory comment letter sent to CMS in response to the 2017 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-MPFS2017-081916.pdf

The Patient Centered Medical Home: History, seven core features, evidence and ...

The Patient Centered Medical Home: History, seven core features, evidence and transformational change

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/publications-reports/monographs-books/rgcmo-medical-home.pdf

Access Transformed: Building a Primary Care Workforce in the 21st Century

Access transformed: Building a primary care workforce for the 21st century

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/publications-reports/monographs-books/Access%20Transformed.pdf

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Primary Care Approach to Diagnosis and Management

...284 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 94, Number 4 ◆ August 15, 2016 Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that affects many systems, including the skin, musculoskel- etal, renal, neuropsychiatric, hematologic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p284.pdf

The Future of Family Medicine A Collaborative Project of the Family Medicine Community ...

...frag- mented US health care systems and the potential of an integrative, generalist approach, the leadership of 7 national family medicine organizations initiated the Future of Family Medicine (FFM) project in 2002. The goal of the project was to develop a strategy to transform and...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/who-we-are/cfhm/classicsfamilymedicine/FutureofFamilyMedMartin.pdf

2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents Recommendations and Actions

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS NATIONAL CONGRESS OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENTS Recommendations and Actions 1975 - 2017 This booklet is a compilation of resolutions adopted by the AAFP National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR) from 1975 through 2017. Resolutions...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/nc19-ncfmr-recs-actions-book.pdf

National Congress of Family Medicine Residents Resolutions History: Recommendations and...

...National Congress of Family Medicine Residents Resolutions History: Recommendations and Actions 1975 - 2016 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS NATIONAL CONGRESS OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENTS Recommendations and Actions 1975 - 2016 This booklet is a compilation of...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/nc18-res-ra-book.pdf

Public Health handouts

...Health ABFM's Performance Improvement (former part IV)‐NEW and Helpful Practical Time‐ Saving Methods to Complete this Required Activity Successfully: Family Medicine Certification Update (CME278‐279) Adult Transgender Wellness: Providing Appropriate and Compassionate Care to...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-public-health-handouts.pdf

The Patient-Centered Medical Home

The Patient Centered Medical Home: History, Seven Core Features, Evidence and Transformational Change

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/Graham-PatientCenteredMedicalHome-Nov07.pdf

Health Maintenance in Postmenopausal Women

May 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p561.pdf

Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen

July 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0701/p36.pdf

American Family Physician

...February 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 289 Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease SCOTT L. HALL, MD, and TODD LORENC, MD, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada C oronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p289.pdf

American Family Physician

...similarity to the endometrium, accounts for more than 75 percent of cases.4 Most type I tumors occur in the setting of unopposed estrogen stimulation, leading to endometrial hyperplasia. Previously, hyper- plasia was thought to progress along a contin- uum that led to endometrial...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1075.pdf

The Patient Centered Medical Home - History, Seven Core Features, Evidence and ...

...and analysis that brings a family medicine perspective to health policy deliberations in Washington. Founded in 1999, the Center is an independent research unit working under the personnel and financial policies of the American Academy of Family Physicians. For more...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/initiatives/PCMH.pdf

Summary of Actions: 2016 National Congress of Family Medicine Residents

...Family Medicine Residents July 26-28, 2016- National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, Kansas City, MO RESOLUTIONS Note: Resolutions adopted by the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents are not AAFP policy. Based on recommendations from the...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/nc17-ncfmr16-summary-actions.pdf

Revisions to Medicare Part B

Letter Regarding Revisions to Medicare Part B for Calendar Year 2011

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-2011MedicarePartB-072810.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media

...ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS Subcommittee on Management of Acute Otitis Media CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media ABSTRACT. This evidence-based clinical practice guideline provides recommendations to primary care clinicians...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/final_aom.pdf

The Geriatric Assessment

...48 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 83, Number 1 ◆ January 1, 2011 The Geriatric Assessment BASSEM ELSAWY, MD, and KIM E. HIGGINS, DO, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Dallas, Texas A pproximately one-half of the ambu- latory primary care for adults older than...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p48.pdf

Patient Navigators Connecting Patients to Community Resources to Improve Diabetes Outcomes

...Patient Navigators Connecting Patients to Community Resources to Improve Diabetes Outcomes Natalia Y. Loskutova, MD, PhD, Adam G. Tsai, MD, Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, Debby M. LaCruz, MTS, Andrea L. Cherrington, MD, T. Michael Harrington, MD, Tamela J. Turner, PhD, and Wilson D. Pace, MD...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/loskutova_citiesforlife_jabfm_2016.pdf

Patient Navigators Connecting Patients to Community Resources to Improve Diabetes Outcomes

...Patient Navigators Connecting Patients to Community Resources to Improve Diabetes Outcomes Natalia Y. Loskutova, MD, PhD, Adam G. Tsai, MD, Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, Debby M. LaCruz, MTS, Andrea L. Cherrington, MD, T. Michael Harrington, MD, Tamela J. Turner, PhD, and Wilson D. Pace, MD...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/loskutova_citiesforlife_jabfm_2016.pdf

Primary Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

December 15, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1215/p972.pdf

Evaluation of Short and Tall Stature in Children

...July 1, 2015 ◆ Volume 92, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 43 Evaluation of Short and Tall Stature in Children CRAIG BARSTOW, MD, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina CAITLYN RERUCHA, MD, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/p43.pdf

Index to Minutes: Board of Directors

...Index to Board of Directors Minutes - 2011-2018 Page 1 Index to Minutes: Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Board Chair 1:1 Summaries January 2011 - December 2018 INDEX OF MINUTES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD CHAIR 1:1 ACTIONS OF THE...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/board_of_directors/restricted/Board-Index-2011-2018.pdf

Index to Minutes: Board of Directors

...Index to Board of Directors Minutes - 2011-2018 Page 1 Index to Minutes: Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Board Chair 1:1 Summaries January 2011 - December 2018 INDEX OF MINUTES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD CHAIR 1:1 ACTIONS OF THE...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/board_of_directors/restricted/Board-Index-2011-2018.pdf

Index to COD Transactions 2001-2018

...Index to Transaction - 2011- 2018 - Page 1 Table of Contents Index and Digest to the Congress of Delegates Transactions 2011 - 2018 Page(s) AAFP (See: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS below) ABORTION (See: REPRODUCTIVE DECIONS under R) ABUSE (See: VIOLENCE AND ABUSE under...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2018/CODINDEXTOTRANS_2011-2018.pdf

Index to COD Transactions 2001-2018

...Index to Transaction - 2011- 2018 - Page 1 Table of Contents Index and Digest to the Congress of Delegates Transactions 2011 - 2018 Page(s) AAFP (See: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS below) ABORTION (See: REPRODUCTIVE DECIONS under R) ABUSE (See: VIOLENCE AND ABUSE under...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2018/CODINDEXTOTRANS_2011-2018.pdf

Index to COD Transactions 2001-2018

...Index to Transaction - 2011- 2018 - Page 1 Table of Contents Index and Digest to the Congress of Delegates Transactions 2011 - 2018 Page(s) AAFP (See: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS below) ABORTION (See: REPRODUCTIVE DECIONS under R) ABUSE (See: VIOLENCE AND ABUSE under...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2018/INDEXTOTRANS_2011-2018.pdf

Index to Trans - 2011-2017

...Index to Transaction - 2011- 2017 - Page 1 Table of Contents Index and Digest to the Congress of Delegates Transactions 2011 - 2017 Page(s) AAFP (See: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS below) ABORTION (See: REPRODUCTIVE DECIONS under R) ABUSE (See: VIOLENCE AND ABUSE...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/INDEXTOTRANS_2011-2017.pdf

Index to Trans - 2011-2017

...Index to Transaction - 2011- 2017 - Page 1 Table of Contents Index and Digest to the Congress of Delegates Transactions 2011 - 2017 Page(s) AAFP (See: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS below) ABORTION (See: REPRODUCTIVE DECIONS under R) ABUSE (See: VIOLENCE AND ABUSE...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/INDEXTOTRANS_2011-2017.pdf

Practice Management and Leadership handouts

...and Patient Care (CME221‐222) 2‐Step Risk Stratification and Risk Stratified Care Management (CME223‐224) Are You the Family Physician You Wanted to Be? The Journey of an Old Goat to Direct Primary Care (CME225‐226) Ask the Expert: Direct Primary Care: A Pro and Con...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-practice-management-leadership-handout.pdf

National Congress of Student Members Resolutions History: Recommendations and Actions, ...

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS NATIONAL CONGRESS OF STUDENT MEMBERS Recommendations and Actions 1975 - 2016 This booklet is a compilation of resolutions adopted by the AAFP National Congress of Student Members (NCSM) from 1975 through 2016. Resolutions adopted by the student...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/nc18-student-ra-book.pdf

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