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
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
However, although Medicaid expansion was intended to be mandatory, the Supreme Court's 2012 ruling on the ACA in effect rendered expansion voluntary, leaving states to decide whether they want to ... 1, and it's likely that physicians have already been
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Although physicians don't have to do the reporting themselves, they should still be aware of what's being reported and how. ... Liao, MD, an ACP Resident/Fellow Member, reflects on his just-concluded intern year at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital.
ACP's annual meeting offered a large variety of learning and networking opportunities. ... As always, ACP Internist's staff was on hand to provide updates via our daily newspaper, blog posts and e-newsletter.
Learn how doctors can best spot pulmonary hypertension, a disease for which treatments have improved dramatically but inclusion in the typical internist's differential hasn't. ... There's more than one reason to make an effort to do so, though, as good
Much like with anemia, symptoms can point to several different problems and might not be recognized as pulmonary embolism until it's too late. ... This issue also debuts a new column, “The Patient's Voice,” the result of a collaboration between ACP
It's winter, but that doesn't mean patients or physicians can forget about skin cancer, which should be a concern at all times of the year. ... Neil Kirschner, ACP's senior associate for regulatory and insurer affairs, provides an overview of what to