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ACP 2015: Reflections on Ethics, Transparency, and Graphic Medicine
I’ll admit I was a little nervous to attend the annual American College of Physicians (ACP) meeting this year, what with the MOC snafu and the fall out.
3 Myths About New Oral Anticoagulants Debunked for Primary Care Physicians
No monitoring necessary; don't use them before electrical cardioversion; and count them out for periprocedural use during AF ablation. Really?
Just Say “No” to Anticoagulation for These Paitents With Atrial Fibrillation
Guidelines say “no” to anticoagulation for young, otherwise healthy persons with atrial fibrillation. New research finds that clinical practice looks quite different.
Why I Encourage Patients to Fire Me
Pamela Wible, MD, will stop taking commercial insurance on 6/1/2015. She gave her patients the option to leave or stay.
6 New Things About the Burden of Stroke
Heart scans to ID stroke risk, insomnia reduces quality of life, air pollution may be a cause, women think of stroke as a man’s disease—see these and other developments in stroke science and patient care.
To Ablate, or Not to Ablate? How Will You Answer the Question?
Ablation therapy may be an option for these two patients with heart disease. What is your recommendation? And, does the evidence support it?
Top 10 Reasons Why Patients Come to Primary Care
What brings patients to your office—and not the specialty office down the street? Insights in this slideshow.
Abridged Diabetes Guidelines for Primary Care: 6 Noteworthy Changes
The ADA provides an abridged version for PCPs of its annual Standards of Medical Care. Our slides summarize 6 updates important to primary care.
Eczema Herpeticum in a 4-Year-Old Girl
This diagnosis is a relative dermatologic emergency; presumptive treatment with antivirals should at least be considered if any suspicion exists.
Binge Eating Disorder: What You Need to Know
Only one-third of patients with eating disorders are ever asked about their problems with food. Screening in primary care is essential.
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