Readers respond to the ACP Internist cover story that questioned the value of the annual physical exam. ... Yul Ejnes, FACP. Cranston, R.I. EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Ejnes is a College Regent and chair of the Medical Service Committee.
The Pause” allows physicians a chance to reflect upon a diagnosis or how to communicate with patients, as well as reset their mindset throughout the day. ... Some patients may metabolize certain drugs differently, requiring primary care physicians to
The escalating volume of PBM letters and facsimiles into our offices, demanding attention, interferes with our ability to best serve patients. ... There are staffing overhead and billing costs. Personally, I have refused to respond to the fax requests.
How would Dr. Baron respond to the increasing evidence that MOC is detested by those forced to participate? ... Dr. Baron's predecessor at ABIM, Christine K. Cassel, MD, MACP, stated in a 2012 letter to the editor in the Journal of the American Medical
to point out until late in the piece the easiest and least expensive way to diagnose it—examine the patient. ... As a matter of fact, if the patient has good-quality pedal pulses it is unlikely that those above will be impaired; they need to be
After this 45-day period, physicians must go directly to the individual drug companies to rectify any false information.). ... I wanted to relay this story to alert other physicians to check out the website.