Editor's Note: ACP recently developed a policy position paper on retail health clinics, which was published in the Dec. ... He completed his residency in internal medicine, primary care at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
This issue also includes the first column by ACP's new President, Jack Ende, MD, MACP. ... Sincerely,. Jennifer Kearney-Strouse. Executive Editor.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has long recommended screening adults in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse, but in 2013 it revised its recommendation to clarify that such screening ... It's not all good news, though: For some drugs,
for the College's “Patients Before Paperwork” initiative, stemming the escalating cost of prescription drugs, and revising the College's Ethics Manual. ... Editor's Note: Dr. Tape is Chair, ACP Board of Regents, 2016-2017, and is guest-writing this
Finally, this month, Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP, takes the helm as the College's new EVP/CEO, replacing Steven E. ... Sincerely,. Jennifer Kearney-Strouse. Executive Editor, ACP Internist.
of our columns struck a chord due to his and his family's medical history. ... Whether you've particularly enjoyed one of our articles or whether there's one with which you disagree, we always love to hear from you.
In particular, HIPAA's rules regarding patients' access to their medical records continue to be the subject of some particularly pervasive myths.
Communication with and good handoff from a patient's oncologist is often another key to quality follow-up care, as our story explains. ... Alzheimer's disease can be one of the more frustrating diseases to manage, because, as experts explain in our story
Right up front, it's important to develop a good patient-physician relationship to make it easier to discuss potential surgery and its pros and cons. ... Speaking of public health, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be even more pervasive than reported
Stacey Butterfield, in this issue's story, looks at recent guidance on this topic and talks to experts about factors that could affect treatment in elderly diabetics, including patient preference, living ... Turn to our story to learn more. Palliative