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Telemedicine: House Calls for the Millennium
After a virtual visit offering useful medical advice, I have found the patient more likely to follow up. Isn’t that the essence of primary care?
Lung Cancer Screening: 3 Questions You Were Afraid to Ask
I was “foggy” on when and how to apply screens for lung cancer with low-dose CT, but a perfect model for a 3-question template provided answers.
ACP 2015: "Still, Do No Harm"
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.
Depression, Opioid Analgesics, and Pregnancy: What We Know and What We Don’t
An estimated 10% to 20% of women experience major depression during pregnancy. Opioids could double that trouble.
5 Reasons Why Depression is Hard to Treat in Primary Care
The reasons reflect the silence that surrounds depression, its basic invisibility, and the mistaken notion that it can't be dealt with in primary care.
Heroic Doctor’s Heart-Wrenching Letter
For this young physician in India, reading an article on physician suicide was “the best thing” in his day. There is one thing, he says, that keeps him moving forward.
Alcohol: The Forgotten Factor in Prescription Drug Overdoses
A new study found that alcohol was involved in more than 20% of both opioid- and benzodiazepine-related deaths reported to the Drug Abuse Warning Network in 2010.
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