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     ISSN (Print) 1938-6338
     Published by American College of Physicians Homepage  [4 journals]
  • Managing gluten sensitivity can mean managing patient expectations
    • Abstract: This issue covers topics including clinical research on gluten sensitivity, proper preoperative assessments, and how to effectively prescribe methadone.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
  • Transitioning from health care to a broader domain of services
    • Abstract: Clinicians and the organizations in which they practice are moving beyond episode-based health care delivery and into the communities in which they exist, delivering services that would normally seem outside the scope of medical practice.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
  • Home sweet medical home
    • Abstract: Patient-centered medical homes work because they incorporate best practices, pay internists for coordinating care, and ensure accountability in achieving healthy outcomes. Results from early adopters are showing positive results.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
  • Employer exemptions can create gaps in preventive services
    • Abstract: The prospect of universal health insurance coverage was threatened when the Supreme Court carved out exemptions to employer-based health coverage, ACP’s president says in his column about the College’s support of the Affordable Care Act and preventive services without cost sharing.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
  • HIV prophylaxis means discussing sex, drugs with patients
    • Abstract: Guidelines for a new HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimen offer a new way to combat the disease, but internists will have to gently explore this option with their patients. Learn who’s at risk and how to have sometimes delicate conversations.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
  • Gluten not a bread-and-butter diagnosis
    • Abstract: Internists have to sort through the symptoms of gluten sensitivity to confirm a diagnosis. Excluding celiac disease and wheat allergy is essential, as is managing the patient’s expectations and lifestyle.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
  • Target preop visits for efficiency, best outcomes
    • Abstract: Internists can guide preoperative anticoagulation, ensure that patients are in optimal condition for procedures, and—perhaps most importantly—judiciously choose which tests to perform and which ones aren’t needed.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
  • Methadone challenging option for treatment of chronic pain
    • Abstract: Involved in one-third of all deaths from prescription drug overdoses, methadone requires expert management to prescribe safely. Learn that latest guideline recommendations and when it’s best used.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
  • DME woes
    • Abstract: Readers respond to ACP Internist’s coverage about how handling durable medical equipment requests poses problems to their practices.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
  • CMS proposes some revised requirements for chronic care
    • Abstract: It is important for internists to understand and plan for how they could meet the proposed service requirements and take advantage of payment for non-face-to-face chronic care management.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
  • Administrators are key to running a private practice
    • Abstract: Bring in an expert to manage shrinking reimbursement, changing regulations, and rising business costs.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
  • New warning for testosterone, approval for inhaled insulin
    • Abstract: This update covers a revised warning on testosterone products about the risk of venous thromboembolism, and approval of a fast-acting inhaled insulin to treat diabetes in adults.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
  • Ticked off
    • Abstract: ACP Internist’s puzzle feature challenges readers to find clues placed horizontally in rows to reveal an answer written vertically.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
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