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
It's even become more common for patients to be able to consult with their primary care physicians via e-mail or other online methods. ... In College news, ACP's President, David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, discusses the importance of our international
The first consideration in dealing with this situation, experts say, is to try to rule out other conditions that could be causing a patient's GI symptoms, including wheat allergy, celiac ... It's also key to ask patients questions about their diet to
ACP President Molly Cooke, MD, FACP, addresses recent criticism of the College's involvement in securing access to care. ... And our Resident's Corner discusses how young physicians must learn to balance their professional and personal sides when family
Read our story to learn more. This month's other inside feature looks at programs at several medical schools across the country that aim to improve students' understanding of what it ... Next month's issue of ACP Internist will feature a wrapup of our
Most physicians know that it's easy to recommend exercise to patients but much harder to do so in way that's taken seriously. ... Our story discusses one physician's preferred model for“ prescribing” exercise, which covers specific factors like
Our featured stories this month tackle 2 controversial topics. In our first story, Paula S. ... Our second story updates readers on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's latest recommendations on lung cancer screening.
Further complicating matters, some DME requests come in without a patient's knowledge or the patient places a DME order without first discussing it with the physician. ... Our Conference Coverage section in this issue is from Digestive Disease Week 2014
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.
2016 was a turbulent year, due in large part to the U.S. ... Sincerely,. Jennifer Kearney-Strouse. Executive Editor, ACP Internist.