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Journal Cover ACP Internist
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   ISSN (Print) 0020-9546
   Published by American College of Physicians Homepage  [4 journals]
  • Internists interacting with retail clinics
    • Abstract: Primary care physicians are seeing more patients after they've already been to a retail health clinic. Experts say that a more patient-centered model needs to evolve to combat the ease of seeking care outside the doctor's office.
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST
  • Changes, challenges in treating heart failure
    • Abstract: Readmissions among heart failure patients can be prevented with diligent, evidence-based primary care. But with their time at a premium, physicians can be increasingly concerned about meeting the needs of this population.
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST
  • Warning on diabetes drugs, approval of adjuvant flu vaccine
    • Abstract: This update covers a warning on sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors and approval of a trivalent vaccine for the prevention of seasonal influenza in people age 65 years and older.
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST
  • From the MKSAP case studies
    • Abstract: A 42-year-old man comes to the office to discuss results of imaging studies, which were ordered because of a change in his pattern of chronic migraine. Headache episodes have now improved. Following a physical exam and noncontrast CT scan, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST
  • Retail clinics increasingly popular option
    • Abstract: This issue covers topics such as retail clinics, management of heart failure, and optimizing human papillomavirus vaccination.
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST
  • Positioning your practice for alternate payment models
    • Abstract: Now is the time to begin getting ready for the new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 payment system, which will shift payment to a value-based model to reflect both the quality and efficiency (cost) of the care provided to a patient population.
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST
  • Multitasking at the heart of ACP's many roles
    • Abstract: ACP is an organization that can balance multiple goals of administrative acumen and strength, robust public policy development, and a proven track record of improving the lives of the patients served by its members.
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST
  • Merger mania, merger blues
    • Abstract: ACP will continue to press federal and state regulators to block recently proposed insurance mergers, which may decrease choice and increase costs for patients and employers, reduce access due to changing and narrowing networks of physicians and hospitals, or prevent physicians from negotiation over provision of health services.
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST
  • HPV vaccine efficacy increases, but use lags
    • Abstract: Human papillomavirus immunization rates continue, for several reasons, to lag behind those of other vaccines. Experts are formulating new approaches for physicians and patients to ensure that HPV protection is as robust as possible.
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST
  • Weighing the risks of valproate for epilepsy in women
    • Abstract: Valproate may sometimes be the only treatment option for epilepsy in women of childbearing age. An expert explains how to handle the issue.
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST
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